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The historical sites listed below are coded as follows:
(A) Prehistory
(B) Spanish Era
(C) War of Independence and U.S. Era
(D) Word War 11
(E) Modern Era

PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITES

AMERICAN WAR CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, Makati
- Battles of World War 2 are engraved on the walls of the memorial and graphically depicted in the map rooms. (D)

ARCHDIOCESAN MUSEUM OF MANILA, Intramuros
- The collection includes ecclesiastical, liturgical and various antique items. (B)

AYALA MUSEUM
- Sixty-three dioramas depict stages of Philippine history. Also houses a display of traditional boats. (E)

BAHAY TSINOY, Intramuros
- Displays the history and culture of Chinese Filipinos. (A)

BALINTAWAK MONUMENT, Balintawak
- Site of the launching of the Philippine Revolution by Andres Bonifacio in 1896. (C)

BONIFACIO MONUMENT, Caloocan
- The monument marks the first encounter between Andres Bonifacio and his revolutionary group, Katipunan, with Spanish soldiers on Augusta, 1896. (C)

CENTRAL BANK MONEY MUSEUM, Manila
– A collection of Filipino notes and coins, which traces the monetary history of the Philippines. (A/B/C/D/E)

CHINESE CEMETERY, Blumentritt
- Has streets lined with mausoleums, and richly adorned with marble and wrought iron, sidewise stained-glass windows. (B)

FORT SANTIAGO, Intramural
- Spain's major defense position in the islands. Many Filipinos were killed and imprisoned here in World War 11. (B)

GUADALUPE RUINS, Makati
- Doric architecture with massive buttresses. Built in 1629, the wales still stand intact. (B)

IGLESIA NI CRISTO MUSEUM, Quezon City
- Exhibits posters and dioramas depicting the lglesia's beginnings, culture, ritualsand processions. (E)

LIBERATION MARKER, Mandalufong
- Constructed in memoryof all whodiedfighting thelapanese. (D)

LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI, Makati
- The burial ground of 33,520 Filipinos killed during World War 11, it containable Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (D)

MABINI SHRINE, Pandacan
- Former home of the intellectual leaderof the Philippine Revolution. (C)

MALACARANG PALACE, San Miguel
- Seat of government of the Philippines since Spanish times. Name means 'There Lives a Noble mane's (B)

MANILA HOTEL, Manila
- A classic example of American colonial architecture. (E)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MANILA
– Collection of pre-colonial gold and pottery. (A)

MUSEO NG MAKATI
- Houses the artifacts, relics and treasures of Makati's past. (B)

NATIONAL MUSEUM, Manila
- The premier showcase of the nation's heritage. Also, displays famous works by Filipino artists. (A/B/C/D/E)

PACO PARKAND CEMETERY
- Former burial place of Spanish Governors and cholera victims, the park is now the site of cultural concerts. (B)

PEOPLE POWER MONUMENT, Quezon City
- Dedicated to the famous People Power Revolution of 1986. (E)

PHILIPPINE ARMY MUSEUM, Fort Bonifacio
- Antique guns, cannons, tanks and other relics of World War 11', as well as, captured ammunition and weapons of the New People'sArmy. (D)

PHILIPPINE MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY
- Located at Nayong Pilipino, the museum exhibits the various cultural attractions of the country. (E)

PINAGLABANAN SHRINE, San Juan
- Site of the first battle of the revolution. (C)

PLAZA DILAO, Paco
- Has a statue of Japanese Feudal Lord, Wukon Takayama, who was exiled to the Philippines in l6l4 for refusing to disavow his Christian beliefs. (B)

PLAZA SAN LUIS, Intramural
- A complex of restored and reconstructed houses, which represent different eras of Filipino-Hispanic architecture. (B)

QUEZON MEMORIAL, Quezon City
- The tallest structure in the city at 66 meters. A fitting tribute to the founder of the city and one of the country's greatest statesman, President Manuel L. Quezon. (E)

RIZAL MONUMENT, Rizal Park
- A monument built through public subscription to honor the Philippine patriot. The statue was cast in Switzerland. (C)

RIZAL SHRINE, Fort Santiago
- Houses memorabilia of the national hero, who was incarcerated on the site in the days before his execution. (C)

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Manila
- A private museum considered to be the largest and most extensive in the Far East. (A/B/C/D/E)

 

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES

BINONDO CHURCH
- founded bathe Dominican Friars in 1596. Only the octagonal bell tower remains of the original structure.

Glenda NI Frito CHURCH, Quezon City
- Gothic concept mixed with Moorish influence. Looks like a fairy tale palace.

MALATE CHURCH Unique church of Moslem
- Baroque architecture.

MANILA CATHEDRAL, lntramuros
- Reconstructed six times since 1581 due to earthquakes and warfare. A popular venue for grand weddings.

QUIAPO CHURCH
- Famous for its large crucifix of blackfoot, the Black Nazarene.

REDEMPTORIST CHURCH, Parañaque
- Declared the national shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help. It is one of the largest churches in the country.

SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH, Intramuros
- The oldest of standing church in the Philippines built in 1605. Has a museum of religious paintings and artifacts.

SAN PEDRO BAUTISTA, Quezon City
- The bones of San Pedro Bautista are buried here.

SAN SEBASTIAN CHURCH, Manila
- Unusual structure with metal walls and ceilings that were manufactured in Belgium.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH CHURCH, Las Piñas
- Famous for its immense bamboo organ.

STA. ANA CHURCH, Manila
- The first mission outside of the walls of Manila.

STA. CRUZ CHURCH, Manila
- Originally built by the Jesuits for Chinese converts, the present structure was rebuilt in 1957.

STO. DOMINGO CHURCH, Quezon City
- Home to the four century-old image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.

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