Metro Manila · Landmarks & Points of Interest
Landmarks and Points of Interest are places and establishments that are naturally popular and/or important, such as the institutions of political power, theaters, selected tourist attractions and places for recreation. Those locations complete the holistic picture of places to visit as a Megacitizen.
The Araneta Coliseum or SMART Araneta Coliseum/Big Dome is the prime indoor facility for sports events and concerts in Manila. It can host up to 16.500 people and is known worldwide for hosting the 1975 'Thrilla in Manila', the legendary box fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Driven by a vision to improve people’s lives, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) based in Manila targets its investments wisely to help alleviate poverty. From infrastructure to health services to the improvement of public administration systems, ADB has always aimed to lend a helping hand.
The Asian Hospital is a leading tertiary healthcare facility in the South of the Megacity. It offers a 'hotel-like ambience' and has been around sine 2002. With 241 beds and 800 doctors, the Asian Hospital is the go-to place for medical treatment if you are staying in the Alabang Hotspot.
This beautifully designed park, bordered by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue, is a green refuge for office workers and businessmen frequenting Makati. It hosts a string of upscale restaurants right smack in the middle of the Philippines’ major business district. The park is also a favorite spot for joggers, dog owners, and young families.
Urbanites and Megacitizens alike are anticipating the completion of Century City in Makati. It's a mixed-use development envisioned to have four luxury condominium buildings a medical center, and an upscale mall. One residential tower, the tallest in the Philippines, is already up. The mall has also been launched, housing local and international brands and a diverse mix of restaurants.
The former Sta. Ana Race Track – also known as Hippodromo or PRC (Philippine Racing Club) – is becoming the 21 hectare 'Circuit Makati'. The vast oval area where Makati's citizens once gathered to watch horse races is already a popular venue for plays, sport events, and international concerts for up to 20,000 guests.
Craving for Culture? The Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) is home to the nation's artistic and cultural performances and exhibitions. It is often the venue for musical performances, plays, painting exhibitions, and film showings.
Megacitizens looking to extend their visa or put up a business while staying in the Philippines might want to check out our list of government agencies and bureaus that could be helpful on the aforementioned legal subjects.
Greenfield District is fast rising as one of the most vibrant mixed-use developments in Metro Manila. The name of the district is derived from the open park located in the area.
The House of Representatives, together with the Senate, forms the legislative branch of the government in the Philippines. It is also referred to as the 'Lower House'. Members of Congress are elected by either legislative districts or nationwide through party lists supporting marginalized groups.
The fortified city of Intramuros was built during Spanish colonial times to protect the seat of government. Located along Manila Bay near the southern bend of the Pasig River, Intramuros’ location was very strategic for trade and for defense. Today, museums and old buildings bring centuries of Philippine history back to live, making Intramuros one of the top tourist spots.
Makati Medical Center (Makati Med) is a leading tertiary healthcare facility in the country that prides itself on its sophisticated facilities. The very principle of the hospital’s legacy is to provide quality healthcare for everyone – regardless of creed, economic status, or race. This said principle is what drove its founder Dr. Constantino P. Manahan along with other prominent Philippine doctors to build the hospital in the 1960s. Emergency Number (MakatiMed On Call) Tel: (632) 8888 999
Makati Sports Club is deemed an urban oasis located in the midst of the Makati Central Business District. It features diverse facilities both for business and leisure, making the first proprietary stock, non-profit sports club in the country a great place to go to.
Originally the summer house of a Spanish aristocrat and now the residence of the Philippine President, the Malacañang Palace has its fair share of colorful history.
With a seating capacity of 16,000 and a full house capacity of 20,000, Mall of Asia Arena is the biggest event venue in the Megacity.
Dive into the deep blue sea without getting wet! Manila Ocean Park awaits you with an amazing experience of the biodiversity of Earth's oceans and shorelines. The combination of entertainment and education appeals to the whole family and makes this world class marine theme park one of the city's most popular attractions among locals and tourists alike.
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the country’s major airport. It serves as the hub for the Philippines’ flag carriers. Also known as the Manila International Airport, NAIA is the point of entry for most international visitors of the Philippines as well as returning Overseas Filipino Workers from all continents.
Deemed the home of the best pediatrics department in the country, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) boasts training, service, and research facilities to uphold its mission and the mission of the University of the Philippines’ College of Medicine.
The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) made it in the history books for being Asia’s first international convention center – housing paintings and sculptures of various Filipino artists and also serving as a venue for political summits, conventions and concerts of international artists.
Offering lots of space, greenery, and leisure facilities, Quezon Circle is a popular destination for weekend trips with the family.
RCBC Plaza is an office skyscraper bounded by Ayala Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue. It was constructed in the mid-1990s and houses the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC). The two towers measure 192 meters and 170 meters, making RCBC Plaza the 18th tallest building and the largest modern office development in the country.
A popular open park located right smack in the middle of the Philippine capital, Rizal Park is also known to both locals and tourists as Luneta – a Spanish term that translates to lunette or crescent.
The Rizal Stadium started operations in 1934. It houses the Philippine National Football Team (the Azkals), the United Football League, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The stadium has been host to many international events ever since.
The park in the middle of the busy streets of Salcedo Village appears to be the green lung of the business district. At any given time, you will be able to spot Megacitizens roaming around this place, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Senate of the Philippines commonly known as Senado, is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the country.