Easter Stay-cation: Visiting Manila

/ By Carmela| Daily Journal, Places Journal

We decided to stay in Manila this Holiday Season to avoid crowds. This is hard to believe but the busy city of Metro Manila is somewhat “deserted” during Easter. This Friday we visited old churches in Manila that I’ve actually never seen. 

Whenever we would go out of town or visiting foreign cities, my family and I would always make it a point to visit old churches and say a little prayer. So this trip was a delight for me since I got to discover new places and learn more about my city.

Hope you enjoy the photos! Get out there and discover your city!

til next time!


Ps. Looking for ideas on what to do this summer with your kids! Why not show them a little bit about our City! 


San Sebastian Church

This church is located at the Sta. Rita College. Very particular church because it’s made out of metal which you don’t see everyday.

San Sebastian

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San Sebastian


San Beda Church

The painted walls were very different 

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Malacañang Palace 

If you continue walking down the street where San Beda College is located it will lead you to the Malacañang Palace.

It’s hard to believe but I’ve seen the Palace of Elysée, the White House, the Buckingham Palace but never visited the Presidential Palace of my country. So I was excited to see the Malacañang Palace, even if it was from a far. 

Presidential Palace Grounds


San Vicente de Paul Church

This church is very special to my family so this stop was very important to my mom. My grandparents were actually married here and my mom was baptized here. It was nice to see the Church that I heard about in my Lola’s stories. 

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Church of Malate

This is the oldest church that we visited that day. The facade is worth a visit.

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2 Comments on Easter Stay-cation: Visiting Manila

  1. Lauren
    April 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Cette petite visite de manille est un avant gout de notre futur voyage dans votre beau pays!

    • Carmela
      April 19, 2014 at 5:16 am (4 years ago)

      merci pour le message lauren! 🙂


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