22 Iconic Buildings to explore in Philippines
The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.
The 126,500-square-meter Ayala Triangle Gardens – North development will generate a new center of cultural gravity in Manila’s established Makati district. The project consists of a 40-story office tower and a 23-story luxury hotel tower set atop a three-story, mixed-use podium. The ground plane at Ayala Triangle Gardens creates a welcoming extension of the public realm. The podium contains four levels of retail, office, hotel, dining, and amenity spaces that maximize both indoor and outdoor en
Teachers’ Camp was founded in 1908 as a vacation home for teachers visiting from outside of the city. This ingenious plan, as laid out by Governor William Pack, was formally opened on April 6, 1908. In 1936, the Teachers’ Camp also became the residence of Philippine Military Academy cadets until their number strengthened and a transfer to their current site in Fort Del Pilar became necessary a year after. Baguio Teachers’ Camp has also witnessed situations, a blend of joy and misfortune.
The Cebu Provincial Capitol building can be considered as one of the iconic buildings in the City of Cebu. It is one of the oldest structures of its kind in the whole archipelago and drew its inspiration from the US Capitol building. It stands at the starting point of kilometer zero and Osmeña Boulevard. It is located 1 kilometer away from the Fuente Osmeña Circle, another structural icon in the city.
The Clarin Ancestral House dates back to 1840. Traditional Filipino-Spanish in design with long slanting roofs covered with nipa leaves, it is a typical one big square house with a coral stone foundation, rough-hewn wooden posts, wooden walls, and floors of wide hardwood planks and a receiving hall with a high vaulted ceiling. the whole house is relatively in good condition.
This is the official residence and workplace of the Vice President of the Philippines, in Manila, is a curious attraction. It is called as coconut palace because of the extensive use of coconut lumber and various parts of the coconut tree in its construction. It was one of the iconic buildings in this area.
Escolta Street is historic west to east street in the downtown district of Binondo in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is very near to the Pasig River. It starts at Plaza Moraga to the west and ends at Plaza Santa Cruz and Quintin Paredes Street to the east. It contains some examples of early skyscraper design in the country.
Located in the hilly portion of San Jose, Dinagat Island in the Philippines is a mansion owned by Governor Glenda Ecleo. The castle is not open to the public, but tourists can take pictures of the structure outside its gates. With its great structural design and location.
Once owned by one of the richest clans in Baguio, Laperal Mansion is a commanding sight along Leonard road beside the infamous Teacher's Camp. The three-story mansion is decorated with old yet intricately-varnished interiors. Used as a garrison by the Japanese, the Laperals' loving home was quickly turned into a gruesome site, which explains numerous stories about ghost sightings. Despite its brooding aura, the Mansion has a garage that serves as a showroom for bamboo art.
A national building which was located in the end of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay. It served as the main theater for the First Manila International Film Festival. The building has also been the subject of controversies due to a fatal accident that happened on November 17, 1981. At least 169 workers fell and were buried under quick-drying wet cement.
This is a pilgrimage center dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia. The development was conceived as a destination to attract devotees and pilgrims. It can be considered as a tourism and/or retirement village. The Mother of All Asia TOWER of PEACE will be the icon and pilgrimage destination not only of the entire Philippines and eventually of all Asia and the World. The 8-hectare World Destination project is nestled at the heart of the 130-hectare township in Montemaria, Batangas City.
The Memorial Cross is a towering structure at the highest point of Mount Samat, 555 m above sea level. The monument is made of steel and reinforced concrete with a lift and viewing gallery at the Cross's arms. A staircase also leads to the gallery in the wings. It is located beside a historical shrine located near the summit of Mount Samat in the town of Pilár, Province of Bataan. The memorial shrine complex was built to honor and remember the gallantry of Filipino and American soldiers who fo
One of the most popular sites in Jaro, Iloilo is the grand Beaux Art mansion built-in 1928—the Nelly Gardens. Its gate serves as the entrance to the celebrated past, while the lush garden area creates the perfect preview to the tall white mansion hailed as Iloilo’s Queen of Heritage Houses. Its garden area and the La Joya Hall have been repurposed and now serve as event venues. Interested parties can avail of the mansion tour.
A vintage Malay inspired architectural design structure showcasing a blend of ethnic culture.Cotabato City's Old City Hall located along A. Dorotheo Street and aside from being an information center, the iconic Malay-inspired seat of government of Cotabato City in the past decades is now a museum. It houses some of the city's historical artifacts, pioneer families' heirlooms, and other noteworthy pieces of history like photos and books.
An office skyscrappper building which was located in Makati , Philippines. The developer and owner of Petron Megaplaza is Megaworld Corporation, one of the largest real estate companies in the Philippines. The word "Mega" in Megaplaza is in recognition of Megaworld Corporation's participation and ownership of the building. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area.
The Silliman Hall is a building constructed in the Stick Style of American architecture in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines. It was built in the early 1900s. It was converted to a museum in 1970. It is located in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines. The collections are divided into two categories and seven galleries. It includes artifacts from the indigenous Negritos and the Islamic period and as early as 200 BC.
An old dome-shaped structure which was built during the 18th century inside the Sta. Ana Cemetery in Taguig in the Philippines. The dome's walls were made of stone and its diameter measures 12 meters. A small cross is situated on top of the dome. Some minor renovations were done to the Simborio in 1980 and 1993.
The Colors of StoBoSa, officially designated as the StoBoSa Hillside Homes Artwork, is a community artwork designed by the Tam-awan Village group, and is a locally recognized tourist attraction in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet. The paintwork of multiple houses composes the single artwork.
The Mansion is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. It is located in the eastern part of the city along C.P. Romulo Drive (formerly a part of Leonard Wood Road) and right across from Wright Park. Older than the city itself, the Mansion is easily one of the most visited and photographed landmarks of Baguio.