Tag: Old Manila

Art Deco Buildings in the Philippines

Art Deco is a type of architecture highlighted by clear lines, geometrical patterns and vibrant colors. Many of the Art Deco buildings were built in the 1920’s to the 1930’s. There was a revival of Art Deco style in the 1950’s to the 1960’s. Some of the legendary architects of Art Deco buildings are Pablo

The Historic Fort Santiago

Tourist Attraction When one hears about Fort Santiago today, what comes to mind is a tourist attraction inside the Intramuros district of the City of Manila. True enough, Fort Santiago receives about 411,154 visitors per year based on the Department of Tourism Year-End Report for 2011. What seems like a park with some buildings and

Escolta: A Rich and Glorious Heritage

Escolta is one of the oldest streets in the Philippines. The street dates back to 1594 and became the main business center of Manila from the Spanish Colonial times.  Escolta comes from the Spanish word “escoltar,” which means “to escort.” Spanish, Chinese, English, German and Indian traders established businesses at Escolta. Escolta was so prominent