The Past, Present, And Future With Your House And Lot For Sale In Manila

The Past, Present, And Future Around Your House And Lot For Sale In Manila

The capital of the Philippines is a city that’s full of life, beautiful scenery, and unique local culture. You can see how Manila encapsulates years and years of the country’s history through the combination of Spanish colonial ancestral homes and modern, state-of-the-art buildings found in its business districts. Experience the Philippines’ past, present, and future all around you in one of NextAsia Land’s houses and lots for sale in Manila.

 

History of Manila

History Of Manila

The name “Manila” comes from the word “Maynilad,” which was the city’s first official title. It is derived from the nilad plant, a shrub that blooms beautiful white and yellow colored flowers. Back then, this kind of flora was abundant along the banks of the Pasig river. After a while, the name was shortened to “Maynila” and eventually to “Manila”.

During its early days, Manila was home to a walled Muslim settlement that was then taken over by Spanish conquistadors. The conquistadors were led through the Pasig River by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish governor-general of the Philippines.

They quickly rebuilt the area to create the heavily fortified walled city of Intramuros. Due to this development, Manila became the capital of the new Spanish colony. Eventually, Manila was also baptized by Spain and the Vatican as the center of Catholicism in the country.

The Spanish introduced a specific order for the development of their new towns. Located in the center must be a “plaza complex”. Surrounding its four sides must be a church, city hall, town council home, and a hospital. This style of development can still be observed in some older neighborhoods in the country.

In the 1890s, anti-Spanish personalities focused their protests on the area of Manila. The Spanish retaliated by executing key leaders, such as national hero Jose Rizal, to keep the citizens in line. These public executions backfired and led to year-long revolutions. After an amount of time had passed, the forces of the United States arrived at Philippine soil and was a key factor in the fight against the Spanish. In 1898, Manila was surrendered by Spain to the United States, thus ending the Spanish-American War. Manila was then chosen to become the U.S. administration’s headquarters.

The United States created policies and offered its services to help shape the Philippines into a political autonomy as soon as possible. It was a time of economic development in the city, which allowed for places of growth such as public schools to be built. Manila has also quickly turned into a global trading hotspot.

The destruction of Manila happened in World War II. It was declared as an open city by the United States, which led to the Japanese entering and subsequently seizing the city. In retaliation, the U.S. decided to bomb the Japanese out of the area, which was a success, albeit with dire consequences. Their way of recapturing Manila ended up ultimately reducing the city to a pile of rubble. The U.S. offered its resources to help rebuild the area and eventually declared that Manila would be the capital of the new Republic of the Philippines.

In more recent times, Manila continues to be a hotspot for international trading and different kinds of development. The 20th century was a time of major economic boom for the country. Now, Manila has developed into a self-sustaining ecosystem full of traces of the past, present, and future of the Philippines. Here is a list of places to explore to get to know the area around NextAsia Land’s houses and lots for sale in Manila better.

 

Past of Manila

Past Of Manila

Present day Manila is littered with little snippets of the country’s history. Found all around are buildings that have withstood the test of time. Whether you want to take a walk along the famed walls of Intramuros, take a bite of some authentic Chinese cuisine, or enjoy the gentle breeze of Manila Bay, the city has got you covered. Live a life full of fun and adventure when you acquire a house and lot for sale in Manila.

 

Historical Sites

One of the most popular historical sites in Manila is the famed walled city of Intramuros. Due to the enormity of the area, you can choose to explore it by riding a kalesa, hailing a pedicab, or just simply walking around. Take a trip along the Intramuros walls to see just how vast it is!

You can also visit museums that showcase antiques and historical moments in the area. One such museum is Casa Manila, which recreates the living conditions of the Filipino elite during the Spanish colonial era. Another place to explore is Bahay Tsinoy, which has life-sized replicas of important events in the history of the Filipino-Chinese community.

 

Binondo: Manila’s Chinatown

The first thing people think of when exploring Binondo is delicious food. It’s no wonder that foodies from all over the world rush over to try delicacies that have remained unchanged for an incredibly long period. Try the popular handmade pork dumplings of Dong Bei Dumplings, or visit one of the many tea houses that serve a number of authentic Chinese dishes.

In the past, Binondo was inhabited by Chinese immigrants of all kinds of religions. Today you can find a combination of religious places in the area such as Roman Catholic churches and Chinese temples in the area. Take some time to visit these places and offer a little prayer of thanks for giving you a memorable experience.

 

Churches

The Quiapo Church has two more official titles: The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene and Parish of Saint John the Baptist. It is located in the city of Quiapo and it is where you can get to experience basking in the glory of the Black Nazarene. Every January 9, the roads around the area are blocked by droves of people who show their devotion during the “Traslacion” or Feast of the Black Nazarene.

San Agustin Church is one of the first religious places for Roman Catholics established during the Spanish era. It currently also houses a museum that showcases artifacts from the Spanish colonial times. Within it is the final resting place of notable Spanish conquistadors such as the first Spanish governor-general, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

 

Manila Bay

Manila Baywalk is a popular hangout spot found by the seaside. You can go for a jog with your family, take a romantic walk with your partner, or just simply enjoy the scenery along the coastline. A number of restaurants are also found along the bay walk where you can enjoy a variety of fresh seafood.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines aims to showcase different forms of art made by Filipino artists. Their theaters are popular destinations for plays of different genres due to their world-class quality. There are also exhibition galleries to explore other mediums of art. Right outside the center is a huge field where you can usually find groups of friends playing outdoor sports or families exercising together.

Manila Baywalk is a popular hangout spot found by the seaside. You can go for a jog with your family, take a romantic walk with your partner, or just simply enjoy the scenery along the coastline. A number of restaurants are also found along the bay walk where you can enjoy a variety of fresh seafood.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines aims to showcase different forms of art made by Filipino artists. Their theaters are popular destinations for plays of different genres due to their world-class quality. There are also exhibition galleries to explore other mediums of art. Right outside the center is a huge field where you can usually find groups of friends playing outdoor sports or families exercising together.

 

Today’s Manila

Today s Manila

Want to truly be immersed in the moment? Manila is home to multiple sites and public areas you can explore with your friends, family, and loved ones. Found near houses and lots for sale in Manila are abundant nature parks, exciting theme park rides, and shopping malls to explore.

 

Parks & Gardens

Legazpi Active Park is a place for you and your loved ones to get fit together. The most notable part of the park is its jogging path with wayfinding signs to help you maneuver around the area. Your children can also enjoy playing with other kids in the specially made designated playground.

Be one with nature at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. It is abundant with different varieties of flora and fauna that are protected by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Give this place a try if you and your kids enjoy learning more about different species of wildlife.

 

Theme Parks

Manila Ocean Park is an oceanarium found in Manila. Come face to face with sea creatures such as penguins, dolphins, and seals in their unique enclosures. You can opt to be within reaching distance of these fun animals or dive into the water to be with them yourself. They also offer official “mermaid classes” where they teach you the proper techniques when swimming with one fin.

If you are a fan of rides and amusement parks, then Star City is the place for you. You can check out their Viking ride or their spinning coaster if you enjoy high-intensity rides that make your heart race. If you want to opt for something a bit more low intensity, then you should check out rides such as the bumper cars or the Ferris wheel. If you are with your children, you can accompany them to rides specially designed for their enjoyment.

 

Restaurants With Global Cuisine

Manila’s international connections have also paved the way for different cultures to set up restaurants around the area. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience check out Fukudaya, a restaurant that serves authentic Japanese Omakase. This style of presentation literally means “I’ll leave it up to you.” which means that the meals are completely chosen by the chef who will surprise you with bites of fresh deliciousness.

The cheapest Michelin-starred meal based in Singapore can now be found in the Philippines. Liao Fan Hawker Chan is located in SM Mall of Asia. You can try their Michelin Star signature dish, Soya Chicken Rice, for less than Php200. If you want more internationally known restaurants, check out international franchises such as Tim Ho Wan and Llaollao.

 

Shopping Malls

SM Megamall is the 9th largest mall in the world; the 2nd largest in the Philippines. You can shop for a number of items such as clothes, electronics, and toys. If you want to bond with your family, strap your skates on and try their ice skating rink.

For those looking for high-end brands, Greenbelt Mall is home to luxury brands of clothes, shoes, bags, and more. It is located at Ayala Center, Makati. It also offers shops where you can take a look at furniture that would fit the design of your house and lot for sale in Manila.

 

The Future of Manila

The Future Of Manila

Manila has always been a city that has evolved due to multiple advancements in technology. These advancements are also highly linked to our connection with major countries. Small previews of the city’s future can be found in places around house and lots for sale in Manila. Take a look into the future through these different establishments:

 

Universities

There are a number of universities around Manila that rank highly in the world university rankings worldwide. The University of the Philippines remains the highest ranked local university as it ranks 384th in the whole world. Enroll your children in universities that are easily accessible from house and lots for sale in Manila.

Some universities often have programs for their students to spend one term abroad. Some of the countries they partner with are Spain, Australia, and the United States. Not only will your children get immersed in another culture, but they will also be exposed to global opportunities.

 

Museums Of The Future

The Mind Museum is a gallery that explores the wonders of science. Located in Taguig, the museum’s galleries are separated by themes from the Atom Gallery, Universe Gallery, Life Gallery, and more. Explore the Earth Gallery and take pictures with the first permanent T. rex exhibit in the Philippines.

Ayala Museum is located just in front of Greenbelt Mall in Makati. The entire museum is 6 stories and is home to constantly changing exhibits focused on different parts of ancient and modern Filipino culture. They also host events that aim to provide focus on particular topics such as women in opera or fiction writing for kids.

 

Performing Arts Theaters and Cinemas

Resorts World is home to the Newport Performing Arts Theater. The venue is known to constantly show internationally acclaimed musicals as well as hold concerts by popular musicians.  With a 1,500 seating capacity, this is definitely a place where you can appreciate good talent.

U.P. Town Center’s 4DX cinema is unlike any other in Manila. These specialty cinemas are equipped with chairs that can be designed to move in reaction to certain parts of the film you are watching. It can also tilt in multiple directions and can release effects such as bubbles, fog, and different scents.

 

World Class Buffets In Hotels

Spiral is an internationally renowned buffet found inside the CCP Complex in Pasay City. The experience is divided into 21 different stations prepared by the best internationally trained chefs. Spiral is perfect for foodies who want to experience gastronomic excellence.

If you’re looking for dishes that are a bit closer to home, Cucina offers an array of high-quality Asian dishes. It offers authentic dishes from the corners of Japan as well as local dishes reminiscent of homemade dishes. This buffet in the Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City will definitely satisfy your appetite.

 

Live Amongst History, Choose a NextAsia Land House and Lot for Sale in Manila!

Remember this: Manila has always been, and will always be, a hotspot for history in the Philippines. Its importance is linked to its ability to stay relevant no matter what the current era is. Stay close to the action by purchasing a house and lot for sale In Manila. Click here to learn more about NextAsia Land’s properties.

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