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List of tourist attractions in the Philippines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of tourist attractions in the Philippines.

Amusement, national and natural parks, and monuments

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Bataan National Park
Mount Natib.jpg
Bataan Central Luzon
Biak-na-Bato National Park
Bulacan Central Luzon
Enchanted Kingdom
Enchanted kingdom entrance.jpg
Santa Rosa Laguna Calabarzon
Kalbario-Patapat Natural Park
Kabigan Waterfalls in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.jpg
Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region The natural park was established on April 20, 2007 by Proclamation no. 1275 encompassing 3,800 hectares (9,400 acres) with a buffer zone of 1,937 hectares (4,790 acres). The park was created under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.[1]
MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park Palo Leyte Eastern Visayas It was declared a national park on July 12, 1977 through Letter of Instructions No. 572 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos.[2]
Manila Ocean Park
Oceania Manila Ocean Park.jpg
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Mayon Volcano National Park
Mayon 0006.jpg
Albay Bicol Region First protected as a National Park in 1938, it was reclassified as a Natural Park in the year 2000.[3]
Mount Apo Natural Park
The Ring of Mt. Apo.jpg
Declared a National Park by Manuel L. Quezon through Proclamations No. 59 on May 9, 1936 and No. 35 on May 8, 1966[4]
Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park
Aguas, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines - panoramio (1).jpg
Occidental Mindoro Mimaropa A protected sanctuary and home to the Tamaraws endemic to the island of Mindoro. Established as a National Park on November 9, 1970 by virtue of Republic Act No. 6148.[5] Listed by ASEAN as one of the nine heritage parks in the Philippines in 2003.[6] The park has also been nominated in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[7]
Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
Nagcarlan Laguna Calabarzon It is dubbed as the only underground cemetery in the country.[8]
Paco Park
St. Pancratius Chapel, Paco Cemetery.JPG
Paco, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region It was once Manila's municipal cemetery built by the Dominicans. Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal, Philippine National Hero, was secretly interred at Paco Park after his execution at Bagumbayan on December 30, 1896, and was guarded for fifteen days by the Guardia Civil Veterana. His remains were exhumed on August 17, 1898 and on December 30, 1912 was laid underneath the monument dedicated to him at the Luneta as stated in the Park's marker.[9][10]
Quezon Memorial Circle Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region Its main feature is a tall mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second official President of the Philippines and the first of an internationally recognized independent Philippines, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.[11]
Rizal Park
Rizal Monument at Rizal Park.jpg
Roxas Boulevard, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The park was a tribute to the Philippine's national hero, Jose Rizal, a doctor and novelist who was shot by firing squad at this site on December 30, 1896.[12]
Salinas Natural Monument
Bambangjf3512 10.JPG
Nueva Vizcaya Central Luzon The park was established on May 18, 1914 as the Salinas Forest Reserve covering the Salinas Salt Springs and surrounding forest through Executive Order No. 44 signed by Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison. It was finally declared a natural monument in 2000 under the National Integrated Protected Areas System through Proclamation No. 275 by President Joseph Estrada.[13][14]
Star City
Star City.JPG
CCP Complex, Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region


Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Antipolo Cathedral Antipolo Rizal Calabarzon On January 14, 1954, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines declared the new Antipolo Church as declared the National Shrine to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral on June 25, 1983, upon the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.[15]
Baclaran Church Baclaran, Parañaque Metro Manila National Capital Region Since the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 1958, the shrine has been authorised by the Holy See to remain open 24 hours a day throughout the entire year. The shrine itself was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his first Apostolic Visit to Metro Manila in 1981.[16]
Baclayon Church
Baclayon church 1596.jpg
Baclayon Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[17]
Baguio Cathedral
Baguio Cathedral.jpg
Baguio Benguet Cordillera Administrative Region The site where the cathedral currently stands was a hill referred to as Kampo by the Ibaloi people. In 1907, a Catholic mission was established at the site by Belgian missionaries from the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae, which they later called Mount Mary.[18]
Barasoain Church
Barasoain Church facade.JPG
Malolos Bulacan Central Luzon Site of the First Philippine Republic.[19]
Basilica del Santo Niño
Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu.jpg
Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas In 1965, during the 4th centenary of the Christianization of the Philippines, Pope Paul VI elevated the church to the rank of minor basilica.[20]
On October 15, 2013, the bell tower of the church was destroyed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas.[17]
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity
BasilicaMinoreofOurLadyofCharityjf 274.JPG
Agoo La Union Ilocos Region On July 15, 1982, Pope John Paul II gave due course to the petition of Bishop Salvador Lazo of the Diocese of San Fernando, La Union that the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity be endowed with the title of a Minor Basilica.[21]
Basilica of Our Lady of Piat
Our Lady of Piat church.jpg
Piat Cagayan Cagayan Valley On June 22, 1989, it was made into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.[22][23][24]
Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours
The facade of the Taal Basilica.jpg
Taal Batangas Calabarzon Asia's largest Catholic church.[25]
On December 8, 1954, the church was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII.[26]
Binondo Church
Binondochurchjf0320 25.JPG
Binondo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On 1956, the church was made into a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII.[27]
Cagayan de Oro Cathedral
San Agustin Church in Cagayan De Oro.jpg
Cagayan de Oro Misamis Oriental Northern Mindanao During its early history, it was believed that the first church structure built in present-day Cagayan de Oro (formerly, Cagayan de Misamis) was erected in 1624 by the Augustinian Recollects under the leadership of Father Agustin de San Pedro.[28]
Cathedral of Praise
Manilajf7806 40.JPG
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Central United Methodist Church
WTMP Team Super Proxy DSC 8928.JPG
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Founded on March 5, 1899 during the American Occupation, it was originally named Central Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was originally designed by Juan Arellano.[29]
Church of the Gesù Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Cosmopolitan Church
Cosmopolitan Church 02.jpg
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ermita Church
Ermita Church facade.JPG
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The church is home to the Marian image of Our Lady of Guidance, which is considered to be the oldest Marian image in the Philippines, and in whose honor the church is officially named after and dedicated to.[30]
Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas
Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas 13.JPG
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Iglesia ni Cristo Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Imus Cathedral
ImusCathedraljf0399 03.JPG
Imus Cavite Calabarzon The cathedral was declared a structure of historical significance with the placing of a historical marker by then National Historical Institute of the Philippines on November 13, 2006.[31]
Jaro Cathedral
Jaro Cathedral.jpg
Jaro, Iloilo City Iloilo Western Visayas The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines formally declared the cathedral the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles (Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria) in February 2012.[32]
Las Piñas Church
Saint Joseph Parish Church, Las Piñas.jpg
Las Piñas Metro Manila National Capital Region The church is home to the famous Bamboo Organ.[33]
Loboc Church
Loboc Church facade.jpg
Loboc Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[17]
Loon Church
Nuestra Señora de la Luz Parish Church in Loon, Bohol.JPG
Loon Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[17]
Malate Church
MalateManilajf9508 13.JPG
Malate, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios ("Our Lady of Remedies"), the patroness of childbirth.[34]
Malolos Cathedral
Malolos cathedral church.jpg
Malolos Bulacan Central Luzon On December 4, 1999, it was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.[35]
Manila Cathedral
Front view of The Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila.jpg
Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On April 27, 1981, Pope John Paul II issued papal bull Quod Ipsum designating the cathedral as a minor basilica by his own Motu Proprio.[36][37]
Maribojoc Church
Maribojoc Church.JPG
Maribojoc Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[17]
Miagao Church
Miagao Church.jpg
Miagao Iloilo Western Visayas The church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.[38]
Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception4.JPG
Batangas City Batangas Calabarzon On February 13, 1945, the church was declared a Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius XII.[39]
Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag
Manaoag Church facade in Pangasinan.jpg
Manaoag Pangasinan Ilocos Region In February 2015, the Shrine of Our Lady of The Rosary of Manaoag was elevated to a minor basilica by Pope Francis.[40]
Naga Cathedral
The Facade of the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral.JPG
Naga Camarines Sur Bicol Region The first cathedral built for Naga was founded after the Diocese of Cáceres was established in 1595. It is a suffragan of the Diocese of Manila created by the papal bull of 14 August 1595, which also elevated the Diocese of Manila into an archdiocese. The church was destroyed by fire in 1768.[41]
Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church
Our Lady of Grace Church in Makati. View.JPG
Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey
Montserrat, Manila 16.JPG
Mendiola, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church
Marikina Metro Manila National Capital Region
Nagcarlan Church
Nagcarlan Church facade in Laguna province.jpg
Nagcarlan Laguna Calabarzon The church is famous for its Underground Cemetery which was built in 1845.[42]
Paoay Church
RAINBOW BEHIND ...Paoay church.jpg
Paoay Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region It is declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.[38]
Parañaque Cathedral
Parañaque Metro Manila National Capital Region
Parish of the Holy Sacrifice Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Pasig Cathedral
PasigCathedraljs2535 30.JPG
Pasig Metro Manila National Capital Region
Peñafrancia Basilica
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Penafrancia, Naga City, Philippines.JPG
Naga Camarines Sur Bicol Region On May 22, 1985, the church was consecrated into a minor basilica Pope John Paul II.[43]
Philippine Independent Church
Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, Doña Maria Clara Memorial Church, Camiling, Tarlac..jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Pinaglabanan Church
Pinaglabanan Church 7.JPG
San Juan Metro Manila National Capital Region
Quiapo Church
Quiapo Church Facade.jpg
Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On 1988, the church was made Basilica by Pope John Paul II thru the initiative of Jaime Cardinal Sin and Papal Nuncio Bruno Torpigliani.[44]
Saint James the Apostle Parish Church
Facade of Paete Church, Laguna.jpg
Paete Laguna Calabarzon The church is known for its huge and exquisite collection of images depicting the Passion of Christ, its century-old paintings and wooden images of saints.[45]
Sampaloc Church
Church facade.JPG
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Agustin Church
Ph-mm-manila-intramuros-san agustin church (2014).JPG
Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[38]
San Bartolome Church
San Bartolome Church Malabon facade 002.JPG
Malabon Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Fernando de Dilao Church
Paco-DilaoChurchjf9983 06.JPG
Paco, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On February 7, 2012, the church was designated as pro-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Manila until structural renovations on the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception were completed on April 9, 2014.[46]
San Miguel Church
San Miguel Church, Manila 07.jpg
San Miguel, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Pedro Macati Church
View of Poblacion church from Plaza Cristo Rey.JPG
Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Sebastian Cathedral
San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod, Negros Occidental.jpg
Bacolod Negros Occidental Negros Island Region
San Sebastian Church
Basílica de San Sebastián, (Agustinos Recoletos) Manila, Filipinas..jpg
Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Only prefabricated steel church in the world.[47]
Only all-steel temple in Asia,[48][49]
On June 24, 1980, it was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.[50]
Santa Cruz Church
Santa Cruz Church Main Facade.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Santa Maria Church
Sta. Maria Church, Ilocos Sur.jpg
Santa Maria Ilocos Sur Ilocos Region The church was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 as part of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.[38][51]
Santo Domingo Church
Santo Domingo Church Quezon City 08.JPG
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region On October 4, 2012, it was declared as a National Culture Treasure through Republic Act No. 4846, otherwise known as the Cultural Properties Preservation and Protection Act making it as the first national culture treasure in Quezon City.[52]
Santuario del Santo Cristo
Santuario del Sto Cristo - Front Facing.JPG
San Juan Metro Manila National Capital Region
St. Anthony Shrine
St. Anthony Shrine facade 1.JPG
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Tayabas Basilica
Basilica Minor de Tayabas.JPG
Tayabas Quezon Calabarzon Largest Catholic church in Quezon.[53]
On October 18, 1988, the title Minor Basilica was conferred upon the church by Pope John Paul II and the Congregation for Divine Cult.[54]
Tondo Church
Tondo Church 20.JPG
Tondo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region

Cultural and historical landmarks

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Aguinaldo Shrine
View of Aguinaldo House in Kawit, Cavite as of June 11, 2015.jpg
Kawit Cavite Calabarzon Ancestral home of Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines.[55]
Bagacay Point Lighthouse
Bagacay Point Lighthouse, Philippines.jpg
Liloan Cebu Central Visayas
Bahay Nakpil-Bautista
Bahay Nakpil-Bautista -View from the street.jpg
Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Basco Lighthouse
Lighthouse, Batanes Island, Philippines.JPG
Basco Batanes Cagayan Valley
Binondo Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Oldest Chinatown in the world.[56]
Bonifacio Monument
Andres Bonifacio Monument at Monumento.jpg
Caloocan Metro Manila National Capital Region
Cagsawa Ruins
Cagsawa ruins.jpg
Daraga Albay Bicol Region
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse 2012-09-09 23-09-51.jpg
Burgos Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Bolinao beacon.JPG
Bolinao Pangasinan Ilocos Region
Cape Engaño Lighthouse
Cape Engano Angle.JPG
Santa Ana Cagayan Cagayan Valley
Cape Melville Lighthouse
Cabo Melville Lighthouse 1892.JPG
Balabac Island Palawan Mimaropa
Capul Island Lighthouse
Capul Lighthouse,Northern Samar.jpg
Capul Northern Samar Eastern Visayas
Casino Español de Manila
Casino Espanol de Manila 10.JPG
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The Casino Español de Manila was a club established in 1893 by Spaniards living in the Philippines as their exclusive venue for recreational and social activities. It later opened its doors to Filipino members to foster Spanish-Filipino ties in the country.[57]
Corregidor Island
Corregidor DN-ST-86-01667.JPEG
Cavite City Cavite Calabarzon
Don Roman Santos Building
Banco de las Islas Filipinas at Plaza Cervantes in Binondo.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
EDSA Shrine
Ph-mm-quezon city-edsa-ortigas ave.-ortigas center-edsa shrine (2015) 01.JPG
Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region Built in 1989 to commemorate the memories of the People Power Revolution.[58]
Fort of San Antonio Abad
Fort of San Antonio Abad - back entrance 2.JPG
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago Gate.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Heritage City of Vigan
Vigan Ilocos Sur Ilocos Region One of the New7WondersCities.[59]
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The Walled City.[60][61]
Lapu-Lapu Shrine Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Luneta Hotel
Ph-mm-manila-ermita-kalaw ave.-luneta hotel (2014).JPG
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Magellan's Cross Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas
Magellan Shrine
Magellan Shrine jpg.JPG
Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Malacañang Palace Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Official residence of the President of the Philippines.[62]
Maniguin Island Lighthouse
Maniguin Island Lighthouse.jpg
Culasi Antique Western Visayas
Manila Army and Navy Club
Army Navy Club.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On April 26, 1991, it was declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute.[63]
Manila Central Post Office
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Manila City Hall
Manila city hall - front.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region It is where the Mayor of Manila holds office and the chambers of the Manila City Council.[64]
Manila Hotel Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Manila Metropolitan Theater
Manila Metropolitan Theater or commonly called the Met, an abandoned art deco building in the heart of Manila.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region It was designed by architect Juan M. Arellano and inaugurated on December 10, 1931.[65]
National Historical Commission of the Philippines
Pic geo photos - ph=mm=manila=ermita=kalaw ave.=national historical commission (nhcp) -philippines--2015-0612--ls-.JPG
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The present day NHCP was established in 1972 as part of the reorganization of government after President Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law, but the roots of the institute can be traced back to 1933, when the American colonial Insular Government first established the Philippine Historical Research and Markers Committee (PHRMC).[66]
Nielson Field
Old Nielson Field Terminal.jpg
Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
WTMP A-trio a19 1.JPG
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine General Hospital Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Rizal Shrine
Calambajf2779 09.JPG
Calamba Laguna Calabarzon Ancestral home of Jose Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines.[67]
The Ruins
The Ruins in Talisay, Negros Occidental at Dusk.jpg
Talisay Negros Occidental Negros Island Region
Tutuban railway station
Tutuban centermall.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region

Natural landmarks

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Anilao Dive Spots
Mabini Batangas Calabarzon
Apo Island
Apo Island east.jpg
Dauin Negros Oriental Negros Island Region Cited as one of the best diving spots in the world.[68]
Apo Reef
Apo reef.jpg
Sablayan Occidental Mindoro Mimaropa World's 2nd largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the country.[69]
Banaue Rice Terraces
Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao.JPG
Banaue Ifugao Cordillera Administrative Region Eighth Wonder of the World.[70]
Boracay Island
Boracay White Beach in day (985286231).jpg
Malay Aklan Western Visayas One of the Best Islands in the World according to Travel + Leisure.[71][72]
Cagayan de Oro River
Northern Mindanao
Camaya Coast
Camaya Coast 112.jpg
Mariveles Bataan Central Luzon
Matukad Island Aerial View.jpg
Caramoan Camarines Sur Bicol Region
Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills overview.JPG
Bohol Central Visayas
Coron Island
View on the half way to Kayangan Lake - panoramio.jpg
Coron Palawan Mimaropa The island is known for several Japanese shipwrecks of World War II vintage. Because of its unique ecological features, it is entirely protected by several legal proclamations.[73]
El Nido
El Nido Palawan 2.jpg
El Nido Palawan Mimaropa Best Beach and Island in the Philippines according to CNNGo.[74][75]
Great Santa Cruz Island
Isla Great Santa Cruz49.JPG
Zamboanga City Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Peninsula
Hinatuan Enchanted River
Hinatuan enchanted river.jpg
Hinatuan Surigao del Sur Caraga
Hinulugang Taktak
HinulugangTaktakjf5167 03.JPG
Antipolo Rizal Calabarzon
Hundred Islands National Park
Hundred Island.jpg
Alaminos Pangasinan Ilocos Region
Kanlaon Volcano
Mount Canlaon.JPG
Negros Island Region The highest point of the whole Negros and Visayas by 2,465 metres (8,087 ft).
3rd Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[76]
Lake Balinsasayao
Lake Balinsasayao.jpg
Sibulan Negros Oriental Negros Island Region
Lake Danao
Lake Danao.jpg
Ormoc Leyte Eastern Visayas
Limunsudan Falls
Limunsudan Falls.jpg
Iligan Lanao del Norte Northern Mindanao
Loboc River
Loboc river.png
Carmen Bohol Central Visayas
Mactan Island
Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Maria Cristina Falls
Iligan Lanao del Norte Northern Mindanao
Matabungkay Beach.jpg
Lian Batangas Calabarzon
Mayon Volcano
Mt.Mayon tam3rd.jpg
Legazpi Albay Bicol Region Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its almost symmetric conical shape.[77]
Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[76]
Mount Apo
Highest mountain in the Philippines[78]
The Grandfather of Philippine Mountains[79]
Mount Banahaw
Calabarzon 9th Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[76]
Mount Bulusan
A dormant Mt. Bulusan.jpg
Sorsogon Bicol Region 4th Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[76]
Mount Hamiguitan
Mount Hamiguitan peak.JPG
Davao Oriental Davao Region
Mount Hibok-Hibok
Mount Hibok Hibok.jpg
Mambajao Camiguin Northern Mindanao 7th Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[76]
Mount Isarog
A view of Mt. Isarog 03.JPG
Camarines Sur Bicol Region
Mount Makiling
MMTCIjf8206 07.JPG
Mount Mariveles
Bataan Mariveles 1.JPG
Mariveles Bataan Central Luzon
Mount Pinatubo
Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake.JPG
Central Luzon
Mount Pulag
Ph mtpulag.jpg
3rd highest mountain in the Philippines and Luzon's highest peak.[80]
Mount Samat Pilar Bataan Central Luzon
Pagsanjan Falls
Pagsanjan Falls.jpg
Laguna Calabarzon
Pagudpud Beach.jpg
Pagudpud Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region Boracay of the North[81]
Panglao Island
Alona Beach Palmtree.jpg
Bohol Central Visayas
Puerto Galera
PH - Puerto Galera - White Beach - from sea 2.jpg
Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro Mimaropa
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Puerto Princesa Underground River.jpg
Puerto Princesa Palawan Mimaropa One of the New7Wonders of Nature.[82]
Punta Fuego
Gloomy Sunset.jpg
Nasugbu Batangas Calabarzon
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Banaue Philippines Batad-Rice-Terraces-04.jpg
Ifugao Cordillera Administrative Region The first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.[83]
Rio Grande de Cagayan
LamoBridgeDupaxdelNorte,Nueva Vizcayajf6996 11.JPG
Cagayan Valley
Samal Island
Samal Island.JPG
Samal Davao del Norte Davao Region
Siargao Island
Siargao, Philippines.jpg
Surigao del Norte Caraga
Sierra Madre
Ultrabasic forests above 1200 m at Barangay Diddadungan - ZooKeys-266-001-g006.jpg
Longest Mountain Range in the Philippines.[84]
Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano aerial 2013.jpg
Batangas Calabarzon It is a Lake within a Volcano within a Lake within a Volcano.[85]
It is the 2nd Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[76]
Tubbataha Reef
Tubbataha Shark.jpg
Puerto Princesa Palawan Mimaropa
Verde Island
Verde island Batangas2.JPG
Batangas City Batangas Calabarzon
White Island
Camiguin island coastline.jpg
Mambajao Camiguin Northern Mindanao

Schools, colleges and universities

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Adamson University
Saint Vincent Hall.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Founded on June 20, 1932 by Greek immigrant George Lucas Adamson as the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry.[86]
Ateneo de Manila University
Xavier Hall.jpg
Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Central Philippine University
CPULifestyle Learnig Center.JPG
Iloilo City Iloilo Western Visayas Second American University in the Philippines and in Asia.[87]
Centro Escolar University
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Colegio de San Juan de Letran
IntramurosLetranjf0027 33.JPG
Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Concordia College
Concordia College.jpg
Paco, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
De La Salle University
Ph-mm-manila-malate-taft ave.-de la salle university (dlsu)-saint la salle hall; henry sy bldg. (2014).JPG
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Far Eastern University
Far Eastern University front view.jpg
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Legarda Elementary School
Legarda Elementary School facade 4.JPG
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Built in 1922, the school is notable for its main school building that has managed to retain its pre-war architecture, making its building the oldest surviving school building in Manila.[88]
Lyceum of the Philippines University
WTMP Team Waka Waka A-3.JPG
Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region LPU is the only university in the Philippines that is founded by a president of the republic, José P. Laurel.[89]
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
National University
WTMP Flashbang d17.JPG
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine Normal University
Manilajf9928 05.JPG
Taft Avenue, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine Women's University
PWUjf0249 04.JPG
Taft Avenue, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The First University for Women in Asia, Founded by Asians.[90]
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
PUP main bldg - santa mesa, manila.jpg
Santa Mesa, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Beda College
San Beda College 14.jpg
Mendiola, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Santa Catalina College
Santa Catalina College Manila facade 4.JPG
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Santa Isabel College
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Silliman University
Dumaguete City Negros Oriental Negros Island Region 1st American university in Asia.[91][92][93]
Technological University of the Philippines
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
University of Manila
WTMP Manila Bloggers Network D-14.JPG
Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
University of San Carlos
Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas Oldest educational institution (not to be confused with oldest "university") in the Philippines and in Asia.
University of Santo Tomas
400 Year old Beauty.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia.[94]
University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region

Urban architecture landmarks

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Araneta Coliseum
Aranetaljf5767 05.JPG
Cubao, Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Asilo de San Vicente de Paul
Asilo de San Vicente de Paul 6.JPG
United Nations, Avenue Metro Manila National Capital Region Asilo de San Vicente de Paul (ASVP), formerly known as Casa de San Vicente de Paul, was founded on July 26, 1885 by Sr. Asuncion Ventura, DC, a native of Bacolor, Pampanga.[95]
Ayala Center Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ayala Museum Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Bangui Wind Farm
Bangui Wind Mills.JPG
Bangui Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region 1st Wind Farm in the Philippines.[96]
Batasang Pambansa Complex
Batasan front qc.jpg
Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City - skyline shot from BSA Twin Towers Ortigas.jpg
Taguig Metro Manila National Capital Region
Camp Crame
Crame headquarters 3.jpg
EDSA, Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ciudad de Victoria Bulacan Central Luzon Home to the Philippine Arena, the world's largest indoor arena.[97]
Clark International Airport
Infobox collage for Clark Int'l Airport.png
Angeles City Pampanga Central Luzon Formerly known as the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.[98]
Cultural Center of the Philippines Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
Eastwood City
Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Entertainment City Parañaque Metro Manila National Capital Region
Girl Scouts of the Philippines
Girl Scouts of the Philippines - National Headquarters.jpg
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Hospicio de San Jose
Hospicio de San Jose in Manila.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Insular Life Muntinlupa Metro Manila National Capital Region
Mactan–Cebu International Airport
Cebu (Lapu-Lapu) - Mactan International (Gen Benito Ebuen AB) (CEB - RPVM) AN2256521.jpg
Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Mall of Asia Arena
Mall of Asia Aug 2015.jpg
Bay City, Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
National Library of the Philippines
National Library of the Philippines, Feb 14.JPG
Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The National Library of the Philippines can trace its history to the establishment of the Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas (Museum-Library of the Philippines), established by a royal order of the Spanish government on August 12, 1887.[99]
National Museum of the Philippines
04762jfNational Museum of the Philippines Ermita Manilafvf 07.jpg
Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
NAIA Terminal 3 2009 MC.jpg
Metro Manila National Capital Region
PBCom Tower
July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg
Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine Medical Association
PMAjf1949 02.JPG
Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila.JPG
Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
Robinsons Galleria Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Robinsons Place Manila Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Senate of the Philippines Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
Shangri-la Plaza Mandaluyong Metro Manila National Capital Region
SM City Bacolod Bacolod Negros Occidental Negros Island Region 10th largest SM mall by land area and the 3rd in Visayas.
SM City Cebu Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas 4th largest mall in the Philippines and the 1st SM mall in Visayas.[100]
SM City North EDSA
A View of SM North EDSA.jpg
Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region 2nd largest mall in the Philippines and 4th largest in the world.[101]
SM Lanang Premier Davao City Davao del Sur Davao Region Largest mall in Mindanao.[102]
SM Mall of Asia View of Pasay City at SM Mall of Asia.tif Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region 3rd largest mall in the Philippines and 11th largest in the world.[101]
SM Megamall
Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall.jpg
Mandaluyong Metro Manila National Capital Region Largest mall in the Philippines and 3rd largest in the world.[101]
The Gramercy Residences Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region Tallest Building in the Philippines.[103]

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