5 Manila Museums That Present a Closer Look at PH History and Culture

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Oct. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- With myriad upscale shopping malls, commercial buildings, and hotels in Manila, this vibrant city perfectly matches its status as the capital of the Philippine Republic. But as it progresses as a high-class metropolis, it never fails to keep a vigilant eye on its rich history and heritage. And since its history and culture is firmly rooted in colonization, many of the most-visited tourist spots in the area exhibit the city's commitment to its origin. Read on to know the 5 most interesting museums that you should visit during your vacation.

1. National Museum

Being the country's official repository, the National Museum houses the most impressive collection of ethnographic, archaeological, and historical artifacts that depict Philippine history and culture. Here, you can find a total of 1,032 visual art pieces composed of paintings, sculptures, and icons.

2. Museo Marino

With the combined efforts of the Associated Marine Officers' and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and All Japan Seamen's Union (JSU), Museo Marino in Malate was built to pay tribute to the works of seafarers. The museum's highlight is the walls of seafarer chronicles, which are built from the life stories of AMOSUP members.

3. Escolta Museum

Established in 1938, this museum placed at the mezzanine of Calvo Building showcases the affluent heritage of Escolta, which was known as the Philippines' Western Emporium at the turn of the century. Here, you'll be impressed with the displays of aged photographs and old newspaper articles that mirror the grandeur of this historical street.

4. Museo Pambata

Whether spending a vacation in a budget hotel or a 5-star accommodation in Manila with kids, you should not miss the various attractions that can be found in Museo Pambata. Situated along Roxas Boulevard, this educational site features interactive exhibits that require children's involvement in exploring and discovering various concepts while they play.

5. Casa Manila

Casa Manila is actually one of the grand houses built in the walled city of Intramuros during the Spanish regime. It is located across the equally invaluable San Agustin Church. This edifice epitomizes the house of an ilustrado (a rich Filipino) in the late 19th century.

Where to stay in Manila?

To enjoy a convenient visit in these tourist spots, book a room at The Bayleaf Intramuros Manila. It offers a limited-time deal that lets you recharge your spirit while revisiting history!

Book a Deluxe Room for only PHP5,499 inclusive of buffet breakfast for 2 and a 90-minute Intramuros tour.

This promo by The Bayleaf Hotel in Manila is exclusively available at https://www.thebayleaf.com.ph/intramuros/ and is valid until December 15, 2019.
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