Malacanang Palace - Metro Manila Attractions

Malacanang Palace

It is the seat of the head of Government of the Philippines since Spanish times; officially stands on the northbank of the Pasig river whose beauty has been told in legend and in song.

Malacañang, from the vernacular "May Lakan Diyan" meaning "There lives a noble man," was built in the 18th century as a recreation villa for a Spanish aristocrat Luis Rocha. In 1825, the Spanish government bought the palace for P5,000.00 and turned it into a summer house of governor generals. The earthquake which brought down the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros officially designated Malacañang Palace as the permanent seat of the Head of State.

How to get to Malacanang Palace
From T.M. Kalaw St., hail a PUJ bound for "Quiapo". Get off at Quiapo and hail another PUJ going to "San Miguel". Get off at the J.P. Rizal Laurel Street and proceed to gate number 6 of the palace.

Travel Time: Approximately 30 minutes.



Events Related to Malacanang Palace

Araw ng Maynila
Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concecion
Feast of the Black Nazarene
Fete de la Musique in Manila
Metro Manila Film Festival
National Women's Month Celebration Exhibit
Phil-China Traditional Culture Festival
Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival
Sto. Nino de Tondo "Lakbayaw Festival"
The Aliwan Festival

Attractions Related to Malacanang Palace

American Cemetery and Memorial
Archdiocesan Museum of Manila
Carfel Seashell Museum
Central Bank Money Museum
Chinese Cemetery
Coconut Palace
Fort Santiago
Kanlungan ng Sining (Artist's Haven)
Liwasang Bonficacio
Mabini Shrine
Mac Arthur Monument
Manila Bay
Manila Cathedral
Manila Ocean Park
Manila Zoo
Meban Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Museo Pambata (Children's Museum)
National Arts Center
National Museum of the Philippines
Paco Park
Philippine Army Museum and Library
Plaza San Luis
Quirino Grandstand
Rizal Park
Rizal Shrine
San Agustin Church and Museum
Santa Cruz Church
University of Sto. Thomas