We will go to three exciting places in Manila and explore each spot. First, we would meet in Escolta where we would explore this historic and majestic neighborhood. As we walk around and look at historic beautiful buildings, I would explain to you the architecture and history of the buildings. We would also explore hidden spots in the area. From there, we would walk to Binondo "Chinatown" and have a food trip. We would go to two hidden spots where we would have good Filipino-Chinese food. Then, I would bring you to a local store where we can see/buy Chinese delicacies. From there, we would take a tricycle(local style) going to Intramuros. This walled city is the most historic area in the metro! It was the center of Spanish political, religious, and military power in the region. As we walk around Intramuros, we would talk about the history, facts and effects of the Spanish colonization. In here, we would see and visit sights such as Manila cathedral, Casa Manila and San Agustin church and many more. As an architect, I look at buildings differently and I would love share everything I know in terms of Architecture and history of every sights that we would go to. Please note that if your desired date isn’t available, feel free to message me and I’ll see what I can do. Thank you!
I am a licensed architect who is deeply in love with Manila. I enjoy walking around, looking at buildings, discovering hidden gems, trying to find design inspirations. When I was in university, I had a requirement where I had to make a scaled model(using paper) of the whole Escolta and Intramuros area. I had to walk around there frequently to study and familiarize myself with each building. From there, I got to discover the beauty of Manila. I am passionately familiar with each building since I did build them using paper. Every time I have friends from the provinces and abroad who are visiting, I would tour them around to experience what I have experienced. To see what I have seen, To fall in love with Manila the way I love it. Now I wanna share it with everyone
Two good and healthy snacks from two hidden spots in Binondo
The fare for the commute (local style) from Binondo to Intramuros. I will be with you during the commute
We would be in the heart of Manila. We would explore the beautiful Escolta where we would talk about each building and go to hidden spots. Next, the old and thriving Binondo where we would get Chinese snacks from hidden spots and lastly, we would walk around the walled city of Intramuros and enter majestic structures.
There would be a lot of walking rain or shine so better bring an umbrella, wear sunscreen and spare clothes because it can get really humid in Manila and you might wanna change clothes.
Historical Tour with Good Food in Manila