Asia's first university, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611, antedating Harvard, America's ... More
University of Santo Tomas
Asia's first university, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was founded in 1611, antedating Harvard, America's oldest institution of higher learning. UST was located inside Intramuros but moved to its present site in 1927 to accommodate the growing student body. The front campus is distinguished by large tracts of lawn, an arc de triomphe and two circular fountains. At the far end stands a medieval-looking structure topped by a huge clock tower and statues of saints, philosophers and great writers. A leisurely walk will take you past different colleges devoted to the humanities, sciences, arts and music.
Filipinos and foreigners alike can view some of the Philippines' historic and cultural treasures in this Museum of the Filipino
People. Among the many displays here, the galleries devoted to the San Diego galleon merit special mention. Porcelain plates, ...
With virtually the whole of Intramuros destroyed during World War II, this is the only remaining repository of the wealth
that was once a common feature of Manila's churches. Formerly a monastery, the museum comprises two floors interconnected by ...
These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in
Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese ...