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Manila / Ermita




This is the famous clock at the Manila City Hall.


The City of Manila

The capital city of the Philippines is Manila. It is also the second largest city of the country. Manila is located on the east of Manila Bay. It is surrounded by other cities like Navotas and Caloocan on the north side. San Juan and Mandaluyong City are on the east of Manila. Makati City is located southeast of Manila, while Pasay City is on the south. Manila is the second most populated city in the Philippines.




When Filipinos and some travellers use the word “Manila”, they are refers to the “City of Manila” and not “Metro Manila”. Metro Manila refers to the region that covers a wider scope and serveral cities in the Luzon Island. The City of Manila is just one of the many cities found within Metro Manila. Metro Manila is also known as National Capital Region (NCR) on the map of the Philippines.

In The City of Manila, Ermita is a district that is considered the center of the major commercial, cultural and financial activities of the city. This is due to the many hotels, casinos and offices located at Ermita.



The Cultural Center of the Philippines was designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin.

Some of the nice places to see or visit in Manila are Rizal Park, National Museum (at Rizal Park), Walled City of Intramuros, San Agustin Church (Intramuros), Chinatown in Binondo, Club Intramuros Golf Course, Fort Santiago, Malacañang Palace and Museum, Casa Manila, Malate Church, Manila Cathedral, Manila Ocean Park, Manila Zoo, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila Bay Walk along Roxas Boulevard, Cultural Center of the Philippines, and more!


Author: Marcelle Villegas 




Photo source:
Manila Session Hall –

Manila Skyline –

Cultural Center of the Phils. –