The history of Manila is closely tied to this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated La ... More
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 over the Philippines. It was also on Manila Bay that the Spanish fleet was annihilated by the American forces under Commodore George Dewey, ushering in 40 years of American occupation. But more than anything else, Manila Bay is renowned for its spectacular sunsets—a must-see for every visitor to the city.
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 ...
Ayala Bridge was constructed during the building boom of the 1920's, which is considered to have been Manila's most glittering
decade. It was at about the same time that the nation's government center (around present day Rizal Park ) ...
A social/cultural icon for generations of Filipinos, Jones Bridge was part of a grand scheme in the 1920s to transform
Manila's civic center into a showcase of Neoclassical architecture. Jones Bridge once reigned as the queen of the bridges ...
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