Make Sure You Check Out These Hidden Gems While in Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines, has plenty of hidden gems that tourists should not shy away from exploring. After you’ve finished checking out the city’s most famous tourist attractions, make sure to tour some of its lesser-known offerings. If you don’t know where to start, here are some suggestions.

Escolta Street

This is one of the oldest streets in Manila and has served as the city’s primary commercial district in the first half of the 20th century. It is a great place to check out some of the city’s most diverse architecture, ranging from neo-classical and Renaissance buildings to early skyscrapers. You’ll also find plenty of art galleries, cozy cafes, and antique shops.

Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum receives much less attention than it should. Located just outside Manila, the museum has an impressive collection that features works of a stunning collection of native and contemporary art from local and international artists. It is housed in a Mediterranean-style complex and surrounded by lush gardens and various other points of interest.

Paco Park

Despite being situated in the center of Manila, Paco Park often gets overlooked. Tucked away between the buildings, it is a perfect spot to get a breather, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the nature that surrounds you.