August 8, 2017

[Manila] 5D4N Getaway to Manila! 马尼拉首旅 Day 3.2 San Agustin Church●Manila Cathedral●San Sebastian Church●The Aristocrat Restaurant

5D4N Getaway to Manila! 马尼拉首旅


June 26, 2017 (Monday)

San Agustin Church (one of the local landmark churches).

San Agustin Church; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


If you are interested in historical places or even in taking pictures, you should never missed Intramuros when visiting Manila.

Due to heavy traffic jam, by the time we reached Intramuros, it was already 4PM.

Unfortunately the church was closed during that hour for movie/drama shooting. Then it started to rain. So we were only able to take a picture before leaving. :(


Manila Cathedral (formally known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception).

Manila Cathedral; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


We are still in the Intramuros area. Next stop, you shouldn't miss the Manila Cathedral which is popularly known for famous tv personalities to held their weddings (basically that's how our guide told us while introducing).

The rain stopped, so we were able to take a walk around the cathedral.

It was quite a lovely and peaceful place to walk. Art paintings are displayed in an open area in front of the cathedral.

A fountain right in front of the cathedral.




A bookstore/library with creative design.




As they are getting ready (i.e. choir is rehearsing) for a mass later, we were able to enter and have a look inside the cathedral.


Manila Cathedral; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


Manila Cathedral; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


San Sebastian Church (famous for the church that made of steel).



Our guide kindly brought us to visit another local church which it is famous for its steel-made design.

We also got the chance to enter the building and have a look inside. I was quite amazed by the tinted glass paintings on the windows.


San Sebastian Church; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


San Sebastian Church; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


Feels like walking into the time tunnel...


The Aristocrat Restaurant (famous for its chicken BBQ).

The Aristocrat Restaurant; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


It's dinner time! Our guide told us that we should try the local restaurant - The Aristocrat, in order to have a taste of good local foods.




Not really sure what to order since this is our first visit, we simply follow the chef's recommendations (good old rule).


The Aristocrat Restaurant; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


The Aristocrat Barbecue Classic - 3 piece Chicken Barbecue served with signature Java rice, Java sauce and homemade atchara (dish in the middle). One set for P210. Sotanghon Soup (Vermicelli noodles in chicken broth with chicken meat, gizzards and shrimp; dish on the left) for P70. And garlic rice (dish on the right) for P40 per bowl.


The Aristocrat Restaurant; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


The taste is something we cannot find back in Malaysia, which makes it very special.

As for desserts, we ordered the local favourite Halo-Halo and Buko Pandan for P150 and P80 respectively.


The Aristocrat Restaurant; Getaway to Manila; Philippines


Particularly I really enjoyed the Buko Pandan as it has the rich pandan and santan taste. Yumm, such a perfect combination.

-stay tuned for more!-

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