Quiapo . Heart of Old Manila

At the turn of the century, when Hidalgo Street was called Calle San Sebastian and known as the most beautiful street in all of Manila, Quiapo – named after a native water plant -was a cosmopolitan neighbourhood with grand homes, even grander churches home to the business elite and high society intellectuals. WWII proved to be a game changer for the area and the wealthy slowly moved out to be replaced by renters and small shops. These days Quiapo is more known as a place to get something cheap; perhaps with less grandeur than in the past, but still with lots of character. A testimony to the many different cultures that have made Quiapo their home over the years. 

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Places to stay

The Bayleaf Hotels . Intramuros
Boutique hotel in the historic walled city of Manila
Muralla corner Victoria Streets, Intramuros, Manila
Hopinn Hotel . Poblacion
Great value of money in hip neighbourhood
7806 Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
Rizal Park Hotel . Ermita
Boutique historic hotel in the heart of Manila
South Road Drive T.M. Kalaw Ext. Ermita Manila, Manila Bay
The Manila Hotel . Ermita
Grand and elegant luxury
One Rizal Park, Manila
Z Hostel . Poblacion
Good vibes with nice rooftop bar
5660 Don Pedro Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Junction Hostels . Poblacion
Funky hostel for savvy backpackers
Annex Matheus Bldg. Gen. Luna Corner, Don Pedro Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City


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