Hand-made handicrafts under the bridge
Market of memories
Long before WWII, Quiapo was famous for being the capital’s largest open-air market. In the past, flat-bottomed boats called ‘cascos’ would tie up on the riverside forming a giant floating market. When the Quiapo bridge was completed, some sellers moved here under the bridge and until today this is where the local craft cottage industry blossoms.
Bargain price souvenirs
We’ll let you in on a secret! This wholesale market is the best place in Manila to stock up on cheap and cheerful souvenirs. Ceramics and rattan ware are popular choices and we also love the lampshades made of local translucent seashell, continuing a long tradition of native craftsmanship. Find one here for as little as PHP 400.