The turn of the 19th to the 20th century was a defining time for the Philippines, with the struggle for independence and the first formation of Filipino patriotism. The restaurant Crisostomo wants to bring this exciting era back to life - in a culinary way, of course.
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.
Paco Park was once Manila’s municipal cemetery for an exclusive circle of people. Decades later, the former burial ground was converted into a park.
The Philippines has a number of national heroes who fought for freedom and the rights of Filipinos during the Philippine revolution. A few of these heroes include Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal, and Apolinario Mabini.
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.
Noli Me Tangere is arguably the most important novel of the Philippines. The much-praised operatic adaption is now coming to Manila, telling a story of forbidden love and colonial repression with passionate songs in Tagalog.