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.
How did Manilans live during the Spanish colonial era? Casa Manila Museum housed in an accurate reconstruction of a 19th
century Manila residence gives you an imitation of how life was then. Each room is set up in period ...
The history of Manila is closely tied to this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated
La Naval de Manila in 1646, which effectively put a stop to repeated attempts by the Dutch to take ...
For almost four centuries Santo Domingo de Manila, the church and motherhouse of the Dominican Order, stood within the walls
of Intramuros . Moved to this site after the destruction of original structure in World War II, Santo Domingo ...