Metro Manila

Metro Manila

With 16 bustling cities and 11 million occupants, Metro Manila is a megalopolis unlike any other. Known as one of the most populous megacities in the world, this vibrant and chaotic maze has long been a space where Philippine history and modernity come alive.

Its borders encompass urban centers and residential developments within the cities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela, and Pateros.

When trying to make the most out of your Metro Manila experience, a visit to the Philippine capital of Manila is a good way to start. A silent witness to major events in Philippine history, its elusive streets and timeless architecture, which carry stories of times long past, are just waiting to be discovered.

Get to know more about local history and tradition by visiting cultural landmarks like Rizal Park, Intramuros, and the National Museum of the Philippines. You also don’t want to miss Metro Manila’s vibrant contemporary arts scene, which you can experience in cultural hubs like the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Cubao Expo, The Collective in Makati, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines,

One thing you might notice upon arriving is the Filipino people’s penchant for malls, and in a place like Metro Manila, you’re sure to get your fill of the Philippine shopping experience. Immerse yourself in the very spaces where families and friends love to bond, check out the latest upscale finds in malls like Rockwell Center and Shangri-La Plaza, or haggle your way through the bazaars, or “tiangge,” of Greenhills and Divisoria.

Coupled with the locals’ shopping addiction is their immense love for food. Luckily, a wide variety of traditional and modern cuisine awaits every Metro Manila traveler. One can sample local staples like the famous “isaw” and “balut” at almost any street or go wining and dining across the countless restaurants in foodie havens like Salcedo, Maginhawa, BF Homes, and Kapitolyo.

Metro Manila also has a thriving nightlife scene, with popular after-hours joints scattered across many of its cities. Night owls and partyphiles can dance the night away in the hip bars and clubs of Taguig, Makati, Tomas Morato, and the recently-opened City of Dreams Manila.

Don’t forget to drop by the Manila Bay area to experience the golden sunset just as the locals love to do.

No visit to Metro Manila would be complete without it.

Top Rated Restaurants in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. Puzzle Gourmet Store & Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    58 Reviews View
  2. Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    306 Reviews View
  3. Estrel's Caramel Cakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cake Shop
    218 Reviews View
  4. Spiral
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    323 Reviews View
  5. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    65 Reviews View
  6. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    569 Reviews View
  7. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    132 Reviews View
  8. La Nuova Pasteleria
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    64 Reviews View
  9. Mamou
    4.5 Stars
    American
    141 Reviews View
  10. Mendokoro Ramenba
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    192 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. Makati Shangri-La Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    81 Reviews View
  2. EDSA Shangri-La Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    80 Reviews View
  3. Marriott Hotel Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    57 Reviews View
  4. Azumi Boutique Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    39 Reviews View
  5. The Peninsula Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    102 Reviews View
  6. Fairmont Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    39 Reviews View
  7. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    139 Reviews View
  8. Solaire Resort and Casino
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    70 Reviews View
  9. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    44 Reviews View
  10. The Manila Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    52 Reviews View

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    62 Reviews View
  2. Intramuros
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    45 Reviews View
  3. Cultural Center of the Philippines
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    43 Reviews View
  4. Fort Santiago
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    20 Reviews View
  5. Venice Grand Canal
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    31 Reviews View
  6. Mall of Asia
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    52 Reviews View
  7. Rizal Monument
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    19 Reviews View
  8. SM Ice Skating
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    13 Reviews View
  9. Rizal Park
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    21 Reviews View
  10. Ayala Triangle Park
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    14 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    62 Reviews View
  2. Puzzle Gourmet Store & Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    58 Reviews View
  3. Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    306 Reviews View
  4. Estrel's Caramel Cakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cake Shop
    218 Reviews View
  5. Spiral
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    323 Reviews View
  6. Pinto Art Museum
    4.5 Stars
    Art Gallery
    129 Reviews View
  7. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    65 Reviews View
  8. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    569 Reviews View
  9. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    132 Reviews View
  10. La Nuova Pasteleria
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    64 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Metro Manila

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  4. Mandaluyong

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  5. Taguig

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  7. Pasay

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  8. Parañaque

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  9. Muntinlupa

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  10. San Juan

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  11. Marikina

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  12. Las Piñas

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  13. Caloocan

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  14. Valenzuela

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  15. Malabon

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  16. Navotas

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  17. Pateros

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