To get a sense of what makes Manila tick, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover nearby neighborhoods like Manila, Sampaloc, and Quiapo.
To really get a feel for Manila, head to one of its museums and theaters. Find the treasures kept in the many fascinating museums such as the National Museum of the Philippines, the National Museum of the Filipino People and the National Museum Planetarium. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved performance venues such as the Manila Metropolitan Theatre.
If the sun is shining head outside and make the most of the nearby green spaces. There are no shortage of urban parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy Rizal Park and Paco Park.
Sights such as the Baluarte de San Diego, Plaza Miranda and the San Roque Parish make great places to visit while you are in the Pandacan area,. Admire some of the holy places such as the San Sebastian Church, the San Miguel Church and Golden Mosque. Breathe in the atmosphere and get an appreciation of the role of religion in the area.
Go to Robinson's Place, the SM City Manila and the SM City Sta. Mesa in Quezon City to get in some retail therapy.
Finding somewhere handy to stay within Pandacan is easy. The Bayview Park Hotel Manila, the Pan Pacific Manila and the Diamond Hotel Philippines are among the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.