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    1. San Agustin Church and Museum

    Location: San Agustin Monastery, Intramuros, Manila

    Description: The San Agustin Church and Museum which is a private museum under the supervision of the Augustinian Friars is housed inside the Old Monastery of the Church. The collection include 26 huge oil paintings of saints; the DOn Luis Araneta Collection of Antique Santos; the crypt, where Philippine notables are buried, leads to the refactory with its fine collection of colonial religious art; the Capitualtion Room, where the Spanish surrendered to the Americans in 1898; the Sacristy, which houses antique carrosas, richly embroided vestments, a wonderful Saint Michael; and the famous choir loft handcarved from molave wood that dates back to 1614.

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Start your children on the road to business success by teaching them the basics of running their own lemonade stand. An actual stand isn’t necessary, you can bring out a small table and chairs for the kids too. If it is a hot and sunny day, provide a beach umbrella for the kids and their customers to get out of the sun. Lemonade Stand

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Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines

    How to get there?: From Mabini and Pedro Gil St., hail a PUJ bound for the pier and get off at Bonifacio Drive intersection. The San Agustin Church Museum is a 10-minute walk towards Aduana St. As an alternative route, one can take any pier-bound PUJ in Quezon City and get off at Aduana St.

    Travel Time: Approximately 25 minutes (from Manila proper). Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (from Quezon City).

    2. Casa Manila

    Location: Calle Real cor. General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

    Description: Is a Colonial Lifestyle Museum shich is a part of Plaza San Luis Comples. The house which is rebuilt replica of the original house that stood on the same site was patterned after a mid-19th century house that stood along Calle de Jaboneros in San Nicolas, Binondo. The house features antique furnitures and furnishinga from China and Europe dating back to the 19th century. Some of the famous collections inside are the crystal chandeliers. Persian rugs, Chinese ceramics, four-poster ebony bed, religious images, antique piano and harp, marble-top tables, and such other items that show the luxury of the era.

    How to get there?: From Mabini and/or Pedro Gil Sts., hail a PUJ bound for the pier and get off at Bonifacio Drive Intersection. the Casa Manila museum is a 10-minute walk towards Aduana St. As an alternative route, take any pier-bound PUJ in Quezon City and get off at Aduana St.

    Travel Time: Approximately 25 minutes.

    3. National Museum of the Philippines

    Location: Executive House, P. Burgos St., Manila

    Description: The National Musem is the official repository and guardian of the Philippine cultural, historical and natural heritage. Created on October 4, 1901 under its old name, the Insular Museum of Ethnology, National History and Commerce. The museum boasts of five (5) divisions, namely: Art, Botany, Zoology, Geology and Antropology.

    How to get there?: From Baclaran, one can a PUJ bound for Lawton or the Manila City Hall and get off at the corner of P. Burgos Street along Taft Avenue. The Executive House building is a 5-minute walk from Taft Avenue. Proceed to the second floor. From T.M. Kalaw St., proceed to the front entrance of the Department of Tourism Building facing the skating rink. From this vantage point, the National Museum of the Philippines is a 5-minute walk.

    Travel Time: Approximately 30 minutes.

    4. Central Bank Money Museum

    Location: Metropolitan Museum of Manila Building, Central Bank Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila

    Description: The Central Bank Money Museum was established on January 3, 1974 from the collection in the bank's possession and from the donations of illustrious collectors and dealers. It aims to collect Filipino coins and notes to trace the monetary history of the Philippines and assemble a fine collection of rare and unusual coins from all over the world.

    How to get there?: From Baclaran, hail a PUJ bound for Mabini Street and get off at the corner of Vito Cruz St. where the Central Bank Building is situated. From T.M. Kalaw st., walk to Ma. Orosa St. and hail aPUJ bound for Baclaran. Get off at Vito Cruz and walk towards Roxas Boulevard.

    Travel Time: Approximately 30 minutes.

    5. Metropolitan Museum of Manila

    Location: Central Bank Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila

    Description: The museum showcases oil and acrylic paintings done by various Filipino and international artists. SOme of its collection are borrowed on loan from different museums abroad. These are exhibited in its three (3) galleries: main gallery, long gallery and mezzanine gallery.

    How to get there?: From Baclaran, hail a PUJ bound for Mabini Street and get off at the corner of Vito Cruz St. where the Central Bank Building is situated. From T.M. Kalaw st., walk to Ma. Orosa St. and hail aPUJ bound for Baclaran. Get off at Vito Cruz and walk towards Roxas Boulevard.

    Travel Time: Approximately 30 minutes.

    6. Archdiocesan Museum of Manila

    Location: Arzobispo Street, Intramuros, Manila

    Description: In 1987, HIs Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin set up an ecclesistical museum with the theme, "History of the Catholic Church in the Philippines". The collection includes ecclesiastical, liturgical and various antique items.

    How to get there?: From T.M. Kalaw St., walk to Ma. Orosa or Mabini Sts and hail any pier bound jeepney. Get off at the Bonifacio Drive intersection. From here, walk along Aduana St. and turn towards Arzobispo Street. The museum is a 5-minute walk from Aduana Street. As an alternative route, one can take any pier-bound PUJ in Quezon City and get off at Aduana Street.

    Travel Time: Approximately 25 minutes.

    7. University of Sto. Thomas Museum of Arts and Sciences

    Location: UST Main Building, España, Manila

    Description: The UST Museum is a private museum under the Board of Trustees of the University, is considered as the largest and most extensive in the Far East. It has 1,500,000 items in its collections which include natural history specimens (zoological and botanical), ecclesiastical and liturgical items most of which are in storage.

    How to get there?: From T.M. Kalaw Street or Taft Avenue, hail a PUJ with the signboard "Fairview" of "Cubao". get off right across the university. One may use the overpass to reach the university. Proceed to the main building.

    Travel Time: Approximately 25 minutes.

    8. De la Salle University Art Gallery

    Location: 2411 Taft Avenue, Manila

    Description: Exhibits include painting done by Filipino artists. Display may be viewed during school days.

    How to get there?: From Baclaran, take any Lawton-bound PUJ via Taft Avenue. Upon reaching Vito Cruz corner Taft Avenue, one can get off at the bus stop across the university.

    Travel Time: Approximately 25 minutes.

    9. Museo ng Malacañang Palace

    Location: J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila

    Description: Right after the February 1986 Revolution, a private non-profit organization was established to help restore, preserve and develop the 200 year old palace as a repository of Philippine artifacts and Philippine culture hence, the creation of museum. Aside from offering museum tours, the foundation is tasked with year round cultural programs and activities designed to highlight historic events in Malacañang.

    How to get there?: From T.M. Kalaw Street, hail a PUJ bound for Quiapo and take another PUJ going to San Miguel. Get off at J.P. Rizal Street and proceed to gate number 6.

    Travel Time: Approximately 25 minutes.

    10. Sta. Ana Church Excavations

    Location: East of Herran Street, Sta. Ana, Manila

    Description: The excavations found in Sta. Ana are enclosed in glass-sided building for good viewing, in the courtyard of the convent. Archeological findings found are 1,500 potteries indicating affluence, Chinese porcelains, a number of gold-studded teeth, 200 graves with skeletons and 19 graves containing bones of infants.

    How to get there?: Take the LRT at UN Avenue station and get off at Herran or Pedro Gil Station. Hail a PUJ along Herran St. with the sighboard "Sta. Ana" and get off right in front of the church.

    Travel Time: Approximately 30 minutes.

    11. Museo Pambata (Children's Museum)

    Location: Roxas Boulevard corner T.M. Kalaw Street, Manila

    Description: Formerly known as Elks Club and years after it was changed to Manila Museum for the Arts (MMA). The museum was used as showcases for various types of paintings and artifacts done by Filipino artists. Later renamed as Museo ng Pambata under City Council Resolution No. 117, Series 1993. Museo Pambata is composed of Six (6) theme rooms, namely: Kalikasan (Environment), Maynila Noon (Old Manila), Tuklas (Science), Paglaki Ko (Career Option), Katawan Ko (Body Works), and Bata sa Mundo (Children on the Global Village).

    How to get there?: From T.M. Kalaw, walk towards Roxas Boulevard.

    Travel Time: Approximately 10 to 20 minutes.

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