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Luzon Island Group

Philippines has 3 main island groups Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that covers its National Capital Region, Indepedent Cities and the 81 provinces in 17 regions. Each island group has its own customs, language and culture.

The Luzon Island Group has 8 regions including the National Capital Region which has 16 cities.

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National Capital Region :

Manila City

Manila City is one of the 16 cities within the National Capital Region. Manila City has 16 territorial districts.

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Baroque Churches of the Philippines

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Intramuros District, Manila City
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UNESCO World Heritage site

Baroque Churches of the Philippines San Agustin Church in Manila

Binondo District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Chinatown

This Chinatown is the oldest in the world. It was established by the Spaniards in 1594.

Chinatown

Binondo Church

The church was founded in 1596 to serve the Chinese.

A listed National Cultural Property.

Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

The plaza was the centre of economic acitivites during the Spanish colonial period. The plaza has a statue of Lorenzo, a memorial to Chinese Filipion victims of WWII and a obelisk in memory of Tomas Pinpin.

Escolta Street

Historic street created in 1594. During the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade times, this area has a high concentration of immigrant merchants especially from Fujian China. This area has early skycrapers in the Philipines. Near Carriedo Station, LRT Line 1.

Intramuros District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Manila Cathedral

The Cathedral was established in 1571 and rebuilt several times due to earthquakes and WWII. The current Cathedral was built in 1954.

Plaza de Roma

Site of Former City Council of Manila

Old Spanish Colonial Buildings

Fort Santiago



A listed National Cultural Property.

Fort Santiago

Ermita District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Rizal Park Rizal Monument



A listed National Cultural Property.

Rizal Park Independence Flagpole

The 105m flagpole is the highest in Philippines. The Philippines Independence was delared here at 9.15am 4th July 1946.

Rizal Park Kilometre Zero

This is the referene point for all road distance in Philippines.

Manila Hotel

The oldest premiere hotel in the Philippines built in 1909. The penthouse was used by General Douglas MacArthur from 1935 to 1941.

Manila City Hall

Philippines Post Office

Manila Bay

Manila Bay

Malate District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Malate Church

The church was first built in 1588. It was re-built several times in history. It was damaged in the 1645 Luzon earthquake and ordered destroyed in 1667 due to the threat from pirate Koxinga.

A listed National Cultural Property.

Quiapo District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Quiapo Church

A Baroque architectural Basilica.

A listed National Cultural Property.

Near Carriedo

San Sebastian Church

The Gothic architecture church is the only steel church in Asia.

Paco District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Plaza Dilao Statue of Takayama

This areaa has a small Japanese population in 1593 which grew to 1500 - 3000 in 1603. In 1606 - 1607 , they led a rebellion against the Spanish. The Japanese population grew further when Japanese refugees under Takayama Ukon fled here to escape the interdiction of Christianity in 1615.

Pandacan District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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San Miguel District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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San Miguel de Manila

The church was founded in 1603. It was damaged during the 1645 earthquake and the Seven Years' War British Occupation. Several Philippines attended the Mass in this church and President Ferdinand had his wedding here.

Sampaloc District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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University of Santo Tomas Main Building

The main building was constructed in 1927 and is the first earthquake-resistant building in the Philippines.This is the oldest existing University in Asia was founded on 28 April 1611.

University of Santo Tomas Arch of the Centuries

The arch was originally erected at Intramuros from 1680 till 1941. It was relocated here in 1954.

Port Area District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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San Andres District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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San Nicholas District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Santa Ana District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Tonda District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Tondo Church

Built in 1625, it is one of the earliest church established by the Spanish in Luzon.

Santa Mesa District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Santa Cruz District, Manila City, National Capital Region

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District of Manila City
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Don Roman Santos Building

A neoclassical building built in 1894.

Santa Cruz Chruch

A Baroque Roman Catholic Church founded in 1619.

Plaza Santa Cruz Carriedo Fountain

The fountain was built in honour of 18th century Capitan General of Manila, Don Francisco Carriedo Peredo who rasied funds to construct a water supply system for the city.

Pasay City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Seafood Market

Seafood Market

Seafood Market

Seafood Market

Makati City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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Nuestra Senora de Gracia Church

The baroque Roman Catholic church was established in 1601. The church was attacked by the British during the global 1756 - 1763 Seven Years' War between the European countries.

Taguig City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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Manila Americian Memorial

Taguig Church

A church founded in 1587 after Spanish occupied Luzon in 1571.

Mandaluyong City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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City Hall Complex

Near Boni Station, MRT Line 3

Don Boscon Technical College

Former San Carlos Seminary and headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II

Caloocan City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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Bonifacio Monument

A memorial monument to commemorate Philippine revolutionary Andres Bonifacio who was the founder and Supremo of the Katipunan, a Philippines revolutionary society with the goal to achieve independence from Spain.

Near Monumento Station, Line 1.

Caloocan Cathedral



Near Monumento Station, Line 1.

Quezon City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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San Juan City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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Pinaglabanan Shrine

A National Shrine to commemorate the heroism of the Katipuneros.

Near J.Ruiz Station, Blue Line

Santuario del Santo Cristo



Near J.Ruiz Station, Blue Line

Marikina City, National Capital Region

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1 of the 16 Cities of National Capital Region
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