Discover Great Spots Inside Manila With An LRT-1 Adventure
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, October 08, 2019 9:37am
Art by Dani Elevazo
We said it before and we’ll say it again: Manila has so many great things to offer. As one of the country’s major tourist spots, Manila will always take you to a culture-filled journey. But with all the traffic we face everyday, it’s kind of a hassle and tiring to go on a trip to the metro.
Good thing, there’s the LRT-1 to lead us out of the traffic. What’s more, there are great places just nearby the stations!
Kickstart your adventure by grabbing a cup of coffee at the Abad Santos Station, where you’ll find Hugot Cafe in Tondo, Manila. At the Hugot Café, you can eat, drink, and bask in the feels-heavy ambiance to your heart’s content by writing your “hugot out.”
Alternatively, you may take a break at the Carriedo Station and hangout at The Den at the First United Building, Escolta for a shot of good local coffee. Feel free to stroll along Escolta and appreciate the old heritage sites that contain many of Manila’s history.
Speaking of history, you might be interested in The Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros—a short distance away from Central Station. It is home to the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center, which is all about the history and way of life of ancestral Chinese-Filipinos.
If your trip is more on the fun side, you can check out the Upside Down Museum in Pasay. Get down at Vito Cruz LRT-1 Station and make your way to this whimsical place where everything is upside down, giving us awesome and hilarious pictures galore!
The best part of going around town on the LRT-1? You can hit all of these spots in just one day—there’s always an adventure waiting for you in Manila!
This article is created based on a press release by ikotMNL, a tourism program launch Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) in 2018. For more information, visit ikotmnl.com, like ikotMNL on Facebook, and follow @ikotmnl on Instagram and Twitter.