Manila had been widely known for a lot of beautiful historic places that are easily accessible to tourists. The best thing about visiting Manila? It’s very much budget-friendly and if you’re looking for some good adventure while on your stay, we strongly suggest that you try riding a passenger bus to explore the city. Not only you will be able to see the true beauty of Manila, but riding a passenger bus through the city will give you a unique experience you won’t regret.
Just remember safety and only choose a reputable tour line that’s managing safe, modern buses like the ones available from The Bus Center.
Top Tourist Destinations in Manila
We have compiled a short list of the must-see places that can be accessed via passenger bus to help you decide on your itinerary, should you pay Manila a visit.
Interested in historical places? These are the destinations you shouldn’t miss!
Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta. It is a historical urban park in the Philippines. Located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros, it is one of the largest urban parks in Asia.
National Museum of the Philippines
The National Museum of the Philippines (Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution in the Philippines and it serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections featuring the ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological and visual artistry of the Philippines.
The Rizal Monument is a memorial in Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines built to commemorate the executed Filipino nationalist and national hero, José Rizal.
Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the newly established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defensive fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros.
Casa Manila is a museum in Intramuros depicting colonial lifestyle during Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
The Rizal Shrine dedicated to the lifework of José Rizal is located on Santa Clara Street, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Philippines.
Malacañang Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines located in the capital city of Manila. The Palace is in fact a complex of buildings built largely in the Bahay na bato and neoclassical styles.
The Philippines is also well-known for their historically-preserved churches. And you can find several inside the metro!
San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila.
The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Manila Cathedral, is the cathedral of Manila and this basilica is located in Intramuros, the historic walled city within today’s modern city.
The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, known canonically as Parish of Saint John the Baptist, and also known as the Quiapo Church, is a prominent basilica in the district of Quiapo.
San Sebastian Church
The Basílica Menor de San Sebastián, better known as San Sebastian Church, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Manila, Philippines, and the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian.
Binondo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, is located in the District of Binondo, Manila fronting Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz.
The Our Lady of Remedies Parish, also known as Malate Church is a parish church in the district of Malate in the city of Manila, Philippines. This Baroque-style church is over looking Plaza Rajah Sulayman and ultimately, Manila Bay.
There’s so much unique culture and history in Manilla! Check these destinations out and feel free to share your favorite Manila destinations with us in the comments below.