Manila, the capital of the Philippines is full of traffic jams and concrete buildings but also with its exotic Asian charm. As the city was under Spanish rule for over three centuries you can still see the Spanish influence in its architecture, especially in the churches of Manila. This is one of the most populous cities in the world. As the population is mainly Roman Catholic you will find a number of majestic churches and cathedrals scattered across the city. Manila is home to Basilica of San Sebastian, which is a church built with steel and designed by Gustav Eiffel who designed the Eiffel tower in Paris.
National Museum of the Philippines is a must visit if you are visiting Manila. This is an impressive building designed by the American architect Daniel Burnham. The museum is divided into sections including anthropology, archaeology, planetarium, zoology, cultural and many more. The National Art Gallery is also part of the Museum. The arts section exhibits a spectacular collection of work by Filipino artists and also conducts art classes as well. The Planetarium has audio and visual shows every day at designated times. The archaeology division has some interesting artefacts on display which depict the ancient times of the country. The National Museum of Philippines is the perfect place for you to visit in order to understand the country, its history and its people.
Manila is a haven for street food lovers. The city has a myriad of street food stalls and carts which offer a wide variety of delightful snacks. You will also find some street food vendors who visit certain streets or neighbourhoods at a specific time daily offering a range of delicacies. Manila is also home to some of the popular international fast food outlets as well. The city has a myriad of restaurants and cafes which range from budget, mid range to luxury.