Landmarks of the Philippines

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Amusement/National/Natural Parks and Monuments[edit]

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Bataan National Park Mount Natib.jpg Bataan Central Luzon
Biak-na-Bato National Park Madlum.jpg Bulacan Central Luzon
Enchanted Kingdom Enchanted kingdom entrance.jpg Santa Rosa Laguna CALABARZON
Kalbario-Patapat Natural Park Kabigan Waterfalls in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.jpg Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region The natural park was established on April 20, 2007 by Proclamation no. 1275 encompassing 3,800 hectares (9,400 acres) with a buffer zone of 1,937 hectares (4,790 acres). The park was created under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.[1]
MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park McArthur Park.jpg Palo Leyte Eastern Visayas It was declared a national park on 12 July 1977 through Letter of Instructions No. 572 signed by President Ferdinand Marcos.[2]
Manila Ocean Park Oceania Manila Ocean Park.jpg Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Mayon Volcano Natural Park Mayon 0006.jpg Albay Bicol Region First protected as a National Park in 1938, it was reclassified as a Natural Park in the year 2000.[3]
Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery UNDERGROUND CEMETERY,,,LAGUNA.jpg Nagcarlan Laguna CALABARZON It is dubbed as the only underground cemetery in the country.[4]
Paco Park St. Pancratius Chapel, Paco Cemetery.JPG Paco, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region It was once Manila’s municipal cemetery built by the Dominicans. Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal, Philippine National Hero, was secretly interred at Paco Park after his execution at Bagumbayan on December 30, 1896, and was guarded for fifteen days by the Guardia Civil Veterana. His remains were exhumed on August 17, 1898 and on December 30, 1912 was laid underneath the monument dedicated to him at the Luneta as stated in the Park's marker.[5][6]
Quezon Memorial Circle Quezon Memorial Circle 04.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region Its main feature is a tall mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second official President of the Philippines and the first of an internationally recognized independent Philippines, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.[7]
Rizal Park Rizal Monument at Rizal Park.jpg Roxas Boulevard, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The park was a tribute to the Philippine's national hero, Jose Rizal, a doctor and novelist who was shot by firing squad at this site on December 30, 1896.[8]
Salinas Natural Monument Bambangjf3512 10.JPG Nueva Vizcaya Central Luzon The park was established on 18 May 1914 as the Salinas Forest Reserve covering the Salinas Salt Springs and surrounding forest through Executive Order No. 44 signed by Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison. It was finally declared a natural monument in 2000 under the National Integrated Protected Areas System through Proclamation No. 275 by President Joseph Estrada.[9][10]
Star City Star City.JPG CCP Complex, Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region

Churches[edit]

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Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Antipolo Cathedral Antipolo Cathedral facade 2014.JPG Antipolo City Rizal CALABARZON On 14 January 1954, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines declared the new Antipolo Church as declared the National Shrine to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral on 25 June 1983, upon the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.[11]
Baclaran Church NationalShrineofOurMotherofPerpetualHelpjf9967 01.JPG Baclaran, Parañaque Metro Manila National Capital Region Since the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 1958, the shrine has been authorised by the Holy See to remain open 24 hours a day throughout the entire year. The shrine itself was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his first Apostolic Visit to Metro Manila in 1981.[12]
Baclayon Church Baclayon church 1596.jpg Baclayon Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[13]
Baguio Cathedral Baguio Cathedral.jpg Baguio Benguet Cordillera Administrative Region The site where the cathedral currently stands was a hill referred to as Kampo by the Ibaloi people. In 1907, a Catholic mission was established at the site by Belgian missionaries from the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae, which they later called Mount Mary.[14]
Barasoain Church Barasoain Church facade.JPG Malolos Bulacan Central Luzon Site of the First Philippine Republic.[15]
Basilica del Santo Niño Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu.jpg Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas In 1965, during the 4th centenary of the Christianization of the Philippines, Pope Paul VI elevated the church to the rank of minor basilica.[16]
On October 15, 2013, the bell tower of the church was destroyed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas.[13]
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity Agoo Basilica facade & fountain.jpg Agoo La Union Ilocos Region On July 15, 1982, Pope John Paul II gave due course to the petition of Bishop Salvador Lazo of the Diocese of San Fernando, La Union that the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity be endowed with the title of a Minor Basilica.[17]
Basilica of Our Lady of Piat Our Lady of Piat church.jpg Piat Cagayan Cagayan Valley On June 22, 1989, it was made into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.[18][19][20]
Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours The facade of the Taal Basilica.jpg Taal Batangas CALABARZON Asia's largest Catholic church.[21]
On December 8, 1954, the church was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII.[22]
Binondo Church Binondochurchjf0320 25.JPG Binondo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On 1956, the church was made into a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII.[23]
Cagayan de Oro Cathedral San Agustin Church in Cagayan De Oro.jpg Cagayan de Oro Misamis Oriental Northern Mindanao During its early history, it was believed that the first church structure built in present-day Cagayan de Oro (formerly, Cagayan de Misamis) was erected in 1624 by the Augustinian Recollects under the leadership of Father Agustin de San Pedro.[24]
Cathedral of Praise Manilajf7806 40.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Central United Methodist Church WTMP Team Super Proxy DSC 8928.JPG Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Founded on 5 March 1899 during the American Occupation, it was originally named Central Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was originally designed by Juan Arellano.[25]
Church of the Gesù Church of the gesu.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Cosmopolitan Church Cosmopolitan Church 02.jpg Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ermita Church Ermita Church facade.JPG Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The church is home to the Marian image of Our Lady of Guidance, which is considered to be the oldest Marian image in the Philippines, and in whose honor the church is officially named after and dedicated to.[26]
Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas 13.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Iglesia ni Cristo Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Temple Khol.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Imus Cathedral ImusCathedraljf0399 03.JPG Imus Cavite CALABARZON The cathedral was declared a structure of historical significance with the placing of a historical marker by then National Historical Institute of the Philippines on November 13, 2006.[27]
Jaro Cathedral Jaro Cathedral.jpg Jaro, Iloilo City Iloilo Western Visayas The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines formally declared the cathedral the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Candles (Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria) on February 2012.[28]
Las Piñas Church Saint Joseph Parish Church, Las Piñas.jpg Las Piñas Metro Manila National Capital Region The church is home to the famous Bamboo Organ.[29]
Loboc Church Loboc Church facade.jpg Loboc Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[13]
Loon Church Nuestra Señora de la Luz Parish Church in Loon, Bohol.JPG Loon Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[13]
Malate Church MalateManilajf9508 13.JPG Malate, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora de los Remedios ("Our Lady of Remedies"), the patroness of childbirth.[30]
Malolos Cathedral Malolos cathedral church.jpg Malolos Bulacan Central Luzon On December 4, 1999, it was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.[31]
Manila Cathedral Pic geo photos - ph=mm=manila=intramuros=manila cathedral - front -philippines--2015-0403--ls-.jpg Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On 27 April 1981, Pope John Paul II issued papal bull Quod Ipsum designating the cathedral as a minor basilica by his own Motu Proprio.[32][33]
Maribojoc Church Maribojoc Church.JPG Maribojoc Bohol Central Visayas It was severely damaged when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas on October 15, 2013.[13]
Miagao Church Miagao Church.jpg Miagao Iloilo Western Visayas The church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.[34]
Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception4.JPG Batangas City Batangas CALABARZON On February 13, 1945, the church was declared a Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius XII.[35]
Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag Manaoag Church facade in Pangasinan.jpg Manaoag Pangasinan Ilocos Region In February 2015, the Shrine of Our Lady of The Rosary of Manaoag was elevated to a minor basilica by Pope Francis.[36]
Naga Cathedral The Facade of the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral.JPG Naga Camarines Sur Bicol Region The first cathedral built for Naga was founded after the Diocese of Cáceres was established in 1595. It is a suffragan of the Diocese of Manila created by the papal bull of 14 August 1595, which also elevated the Diocese of Manila into an archdiocese. The church was destroyed by fire in 1768.[37]
Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church Our Lady of Grace Church in Makati. View.JPG Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey Montserrat, Manila 16.JPG Mendiola, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church Simbahan.jpg Marikina Metro Manila National Capital Region
Nagcarlan Church Nagcarlan Church facade in Laguna province.jpg Nagcarlan Laguna CALABARZON The church is famous for its Underground Cemetery which was built in 1845.[38]
Paoay Church RAINBOW BEHIND ...Paoay church.jpg Paoay Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region It is declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.[34]
Parañaque Cathedral Standrewfacade.jpg Parañaque Metro Manila National Capital Region
Parish of the Holy Sacrifice UPChapeljf9392 03.JPG Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Pasig Cathedral PasigCathedraljs2535 30.JPG Pasig Metro Manila National Capital Region
Peñafrancia Basilica Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Penafrancia, Naga City, Philippines.JPG Naga Camarines Sur Bicol Region On May 22, 1985, the church was consecrated into a minor basilica Pope John Paul II.[39]
Philippine Independent Church PhilippineIndependentChurchjf0264 01.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Pinaglabanan Church Pinaglabanan Church 7.JPG San Juan Metro Manila National Capital Region
Quiapo Church Quiapo Church Facade.jpg Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On 1988, the church was made Basilica by Pope John Paul II thru the initiative of Jaime Cardinal Sin and Papal Nuncio, Most Rev. Bruno Torpigliani.[40]
Saint James the Apostle Parish Church Facade of Paete Church, Laguna.jpg Paete Laguna CALABARZON The church is known for its huge and exqusite collection of images depicting the Passion of Christ, its century-old paintings and wooden images of saints.[41]
Sampaloc Church Church facade.JPG Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Agustin Church Ph-mm-manila-intramuros-san agustin church (2014).JPG Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[34]
San Bartolome Church San Bartolome Church Malabon facade 002.JPG Malabon Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Fernando de Dilao Church Paco-DilaoChurchjf9983 06.JPG Paco, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On February 7, 2012, the church was designated as pro-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Manila until structural renovations on the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception were completed on April 9, 2014.[42]
San Miguel Church San Miguel Church, Manila 07.jpg San Miguel, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Pedro Macati Church View of Poblacion church from Plaza Cristo Rey.JPG Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Sebastian Cathedral San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod, Negros Occidental.jpg Bacolod City Negros Occidental Negros Island Region
San Sebastian Church Basílica de San Sebastián, (Agustinos Recoletos) Manila, Filipinas..jpg Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Only prefabricated steel church in the world.[43]
Only all-steel temple in Asia,[44][45]
On June 24, 1980, it was elevated into a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II.[46]
Santa Cruz Church Santa Cruz Church Main Facade.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Santa Maria Church Sta. Maria Church, Ilocos Sur.jpg Santa Maria Ilocos Sur Ilocos Region The church was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 as part of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.[34][47]
Santo Domingo Church Santo Domingo Church Quezon City 08.JPG Quezon Avenue, Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region On October 4, 2012, it was declared as a National Culture Treasure through Republic Act No. 4846, otherwise known as the Cultural Properties Preservation and Protection Act making it as the first national culture treasure in Quezon City.[48]
Santuario del Santo Cristo Santuario del Sto Cristo - Front Facing.JPG San Juan Metro Manila National Capital Region
St. Anthony Shrine St. Anthony Shrine facade 1.JPG Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Tayabas Basilica Basilica Minor de Tayabas.JPG Tayabas Quezon CALABARZON Largest Catholic church in Quezon.[49]
On October 18, 1988, the title Minor Basilica was conferred upon the church by Pope John Paul II and the Congregation for Divine Cult.[50]
Tondo Church Tondo Church 20.JPG Tondo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region

Cultural & Historical Landmarks[edit]

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Aguinaldo Shrine View of Aguinaldo House in Kawit, Cavite as of June 11, 2015.jpg Kawit Cavite CALABARZON Ancestral home of Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines.[51]
Bagacay Point Lighthouse Bagacay Point Lighthouse, Philippines.jpg Liloan Cebu Central Visayas
Bahay Nakpil-Bautista Bahay Nakpil-Bautista -View from the street.jpg Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Basco Lighthouse Lighthouse, Batanes Island, Philippines.JPG Basco Batanes Cagayan Valley
Binondo Archchinesejf.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Oldest Chinatown in the world.[52]
Bonifacio Monument Andres Bonifacio Monument at Monumento.jpg Caloocan Metro Manila National Capital Region
Cagsawa Ruins Cagsawa ruins.jpg Daraga Albay Bicol Region
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Cape Bojeador Lighthouse 2012-09-09 23-09-51.jpg Burgos Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse Bolinao beacon.JPG Bolinao Pangasinan Ilocos Region
Cape Engaño Lighthouse Cape Engano Angle.JPG Santa Ana Cagayan Cagayan Valley
Cape Melville Lighthouse Cabo Melville Lighthouse 1892.JPG Balabac Island Palawan MIMAROPA
Capul Island Lighthouse Capul Lighthouse,Northern Samar.jpg Capul Northern Samar Eastern Visayas
Casino Español de Manila Casino Espanol de Manila 10.JPG Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The Casino Español de Manila was a club established in 1893 by Spaniards living in the Philippines as their exclusive venue for recreational and social activities. It later opened its doors to Filipino members to foster Spanish-Filipino ties in the country.[53]
Corregidor Island Corregidor DN-ST-86-01667.JPEG Cavite City Cavite CALABARZON
Don Roman Santos Building Banco de las Islas Filipinas at Plaza Cervantes in Binondo.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
EDSA Shrine Ph-mm-quezon city-edsa-ortigas ave.-ortigas center-edsa shrine (2015) 01.JPG Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region Built in 1989 to commemorate the memories of the People Power Revolution.[54]
Fort of San Antonio Abad Fort of San Antonio Abad - back entrance 2.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Fort Santiago Fort Santiago Gate.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Heritage City of Vigan VIGAN CITY.jpg Vigan Ilocos Sur Ilocos Region One of the New7WondersCities.[55]
Intramuros Intramuros.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The Walled City.[56][57]
Lapu-Lapu Shrine Lapu - lapu Statue in Cebu, Philippines.jpg Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Luneta Hotel Ph-mm-manila-ermita-kalaw ave.-luneta hotel (2014).JPG Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Magellan's Cross Cebu Magellan's Cross.jpg Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas
Magellan Shrine Magellan Shrine jpg.JPG Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Malacañang Palace Malacanang palace view.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Official residence of the President of the Philippines.[58]
Maniguin Island Lighthouse Maniguin Island Lighthouse.jpg Culasi Antique Western Visayas
Manila Army and Navy Club Army Navy Club.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region On April 26, 1991, it was declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute.[59]
Manila Central Post Office PhilippinePostOffice.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Manila City Hall Manila city hall - front.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region It is where the Mayor of Manila holds office and the chambers of the Manila City Council.[60]
Manila Hotel Manila Hotel1.jpg Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Manila Metropolitan Theater Manila Metropolitan Theater or commonly called the Met, an abandoned art deco building in the heart of Manila.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region It was designed by architect Juan M. Arellano and inaugurated on December 10, 1931.[61]
National Historical Commission of the Philippines Pic geo photos - ph=mm=manila=ermita=kalaw ave.=national historical commission (nhcp) -philippines--2015-0612--ls-.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The present day NHCP was established in 1972 as part of the reorganization of government after President Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law, but the roots of the institute can be traced back to 1933, when the American colonial Insular Government first established the Philippine Historical Research and Markers Committee (PHRMC).[62]
Nielson Field Old Nielson Field Terminal.jpg Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Paco WTMP A-trio a19 1.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine General Hospital Philippine General Hospital.JPG Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Rizal Shrine Calambajf2779 09.JPG Calamba Laguna CALABARZON Ancestral home of Jose Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines.[63]
The Ruins The Ruins in Talisay, Negros Occidental at Dusk.jpg Talisay Negros Occidental Negros Island Region
Tutuban railway station Tutuban centermall.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region

Natural Landmarks[edit]

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Anilao Dive Spots Anilao.jpg Mabini Batangas CALABARZON
Apo Island Apo Island east.jpg Dauin Negros Oriental Negros Island Region Cited as one of the best diving spots in the world.[64]
Apo Reef Apo reef.jpg Sablayan Occidental Mindoro MIMAROPA World's 2nd largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the country.[65]
Banaue Rice Terraces Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao.JPG Banaue Ifugao Cordillera Administrative Region Eighth Wonder of the World.[66]
Boracay Island Boracay White Beach in day (985286231).jpg Malay Aklan Western Visayas One of the Best Islands in the World according to Travel + Leisure.[67][68]
Cagayan de Oro River CDOkayak-raft.JPG Northern Mindanao
Camaya Coast Camaya Coast 112.jpg Mariveles Bataan Central Luzon
Caramoan Matukad Island Aerial View.jpg Caramoan Camarines Sur Bicol Region
Chocolate Hills Chocolate Hills overview.JPG Bohol Central Visayas
Coron Island POTW MichelleELLA01.jpg Coron Palawan MIMAROPA The island is known for several Japanese shipwrecks of World War II vintage. Because of its unique ecological features, it is entirely protected by several legal proclamations.[69]
El Nido El Nido Palawan 2.jpg El Nido Palawan MIMAROPA Best Beach and Island in the Philippines according to CNNGo.[70][71]
Great Santa Cruz Island Isla Great Santa Cruz49.JPG Zamboanga City Zamboanga del Sur Zamboanga Peninsula
Hinatuan Enchanted River Hinatuan enchanted river.jpg Hinatuan Surigao del Sur Caraga
Hinulugang Taktak HinulugangTaktakjf5167 03.JPG Antipolo Rizal CALABARZON
Hundred Islands National Park Hundred Island.jpg Alaminos Pangasinan Ilocos Region
Kanlaon Volcano Mount Canlaon.JPG Negros Island Region The highest point of the whole Negros and Visayas by 2,465 metres (8,087 ft).
3rd Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[72]
Lake Balinsasayao Lake Balinsasayao.jpg Sibulan Negros Oriental Negros Island Region
Lake Danao Lake Danao.jpg Ormoc Leyte Eastern Visayas
Limunsudan Falls Limunsudan Falls.jpg Iligan Lanao del Norte Northern Mindanao
Loboc River Loboc river.png Carmen Bohol Central Visayas
Mactan Island Tropical-area-mactan-philippines.jpg Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Maria Cristina Falls MariaCristinaFallsJuly2006.jpg Iligan Lanao del Norte Northern Mindanao
Matabungkay Matabungkay Beach.jpg Lian Batangas CALABARZON
Mayon Volcano Mt.Mayon tam3rd.jpg Legazpi Albay Bicol Region Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its almost symmetric conical shape.[73]
Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[72]
Mount Apo MountApo1.jpg Highest mountain in the Philippines[74]
The Grandfather of Philippine Mountains[75]
Mount Banahaw Banahaw2007.jpg CALABARZON 9th Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[72]
Mount Bulusan A dormant Mt. Bulusan.jpg Sorsogon Bicol Region 4th Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[72]
Mount Hamiguitan Mount Hamiguitan peak.JPG Davao Oriental Davao Region
Mount Hibok-Hibok Mount Hibok Hibok.jpg Mambajao Camiguin Northern Mindanao 7th Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[72]
Mount Isarog A view of Mt. Isarog 03.JPG Camarines Sur Bicol Region
Mount Makiling MMTCIjf8206 07.JPG CALABARZON
Mount Mariveles Bataan Mariveles 1.JPG Mariveles Bataan Central Luzon
Mount Pinatubo Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake.JPG Central Luzon
Mount Pulag Ph mtpulag.jpg 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines and Luzon's highest peak.[76]
Mount Samat Bataan cross.jpg Pilar Bataan Central Luzon
Pagsanjan Falls Pagsanjan Falls.jpg Laguna CALABARZON
Pagudpud Pagudpud Beach.jpg Pagudpud Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region Boracay of the North[77]
Panglao Island Alona Beach Palmtree.jpg Bohol Central Visayas
Puerto Galera PH - Puerto Galera - White Beach - from sea 2.jpg Puerto Galera Oriental Mindoro MIMAROPA
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Puerto Princesa Underground River.jpg Puerto Princesa Palawan MIMAROPA One of the New7Wonders of Nature.[78]
Punta Fuego Gloomy Sunset.jpg Nasugbu Batangas CALABARZON
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Banaue Philippines Batad-Rice-Terraces-04.jpg Ifugao Cordillera Administrative Region The first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.[79]
Rio Grande de Cagayan LamoBridgeDupaxdelNorte,Nueva Vizcayajf6996 11.JPG Cagayan Valley
Samal Island Samal Island.JPG Samal Davao del Norte Davao Region
Siargao Island Siargaoisland.jpg Surigao del Norte Caraga
Sierra Madre Ultrabasic forests above 1200 m at Barangay Diddadungan - ZooKeys-266-001-g006.jpg Longest Mountain Range in the Philippines.[80]
Taal Volcano Taal Volcano aerial 2013.jpg Batangas CALABARZON It is a Lake within a Volcano within a Lake within a Volcano.[81]
It is the 2nd Most Active Volcano in the Philippines.[72]
Tubbataha Reef Tubbataha Shark.jpg Puerto Princesa Palawan MIMAROPA
Verde Island Verde island Batangas2.JPG Batangas City Batangas CALABARZON
White Island Camiguin island coastline.jpg Mambajao Camiguin Northern Mindanao

Schools/Colleges/Universities[edit]

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Adamson University Saint Vincent Hall.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Founded on June 20, 1932 by Greek immigrant George Lucas Adamson as the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry.[82]
Ateneo de Manila University Xavier Hall.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Central Philippine University CPULifestyle Learnig Center.JPG Iloilo City Iloilo Western Visayas Second American University in the Philippines and in Asia.[83]
Centro Escolar University Juedralceu.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Colegio de San Juan de Letran IntramurosLetranjf0027 33.JPG Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Concordia College Concordia College.jpg Paco, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
De La Salle University Ph-mm-manila-malate-taft ave.-de la salle university (dlsu)-saint la salle hall; henry sy bldg. (2014).JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Far Eastern University Far Eastern University front view.jpg Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Legarda Elementary School Legarda Elementary School facade 4.JPG Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Built in 1922, the school is notable for its main school building that has managed to retain its pre-war architecture, making its building the oldest surviving school building in Manila.[84]
Lyceum of the Philippines University WTMP Team Waka Waka A-3.JPG Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region LPU is the only university in the Philippines that is founded by a president of the republic, José P. Laurel.[85]
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila PLM GPA.jpg Intramuros, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
National University WTMP Flashbang d17.JPG Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine Normal University Manilajf9928 05.JPG Taft Avenue, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine Women's University PWUjf0249 04.JPG Taft Avenue, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The First University for Women in Asia, Founded by Asians.[86]
Polytechnic University of the Philippines PUP main bldg - santa mesa, manila.jpg Santa Mesa, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
San Beda College San Beda College 14.jpg Mendiola, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Santa Catalina College Santa Catalina College Manila facade 4.JPG Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Santa Isabel College SantaIsabeljf9577.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Silliman University SUHall2.jpg Dumaguete City Negros Oriental Negros Island Region 1st American university in Asia.[87][88][89]
Technological University of the Philippines Tupfront.jpg Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
University of Manila WTMP Manila Bloggers Network D-14.JPG Sampaloc, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
University of San Carlos Downtowncampus1.jpg Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas Oldest educational institution (not to be confused with oldest "university") in the Philippines and in Asia.
University of Santo Tomas 400 Year old Beauty.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region Oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia.[90]
University of the Philippines Diliman UPDilimanObationLanternParade.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region

Urban Architecture Landmarks[edit]

Color Key
Name Picture City/Municipality Province Region Notes
Araneta Coliseum Aranetaljf5767 05.JPG Cubao, Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Asilo de San Vicente de Paul Asilo de San Vicente de Paul 6.JPG United Nations, Avenue Metro Manila National Capital Region Asilo de San Vicente de Paul (ASVP), formerly known as Casa de San Vicente de Paul, was founded on 26 July 1885 by Sr. Asuncion Ventura, DC, a native of Bacolor, Pampanga.[91]
Ayala Center Greenbelt complex, Philippines.jpg Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ayala Museum Ayala Museum.jpg Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Bangui Wind Farm Bangui Wind Mills.JPG Bangui Ilocos Norte Ilocos Region 1st Wind Farm in the Philippines.[92]
Batasang Pambansa Complex Batasang Pambansa Complex Main Building.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Bonifacio Global City Ph=mm=taguig=bonifacio global city - skyline shot from BSA twin towers ortigas -philippines--2015-0526--ls-.JPG Taguig Metro Manila National Capital Region
Camp Crame Crame headquarters 3.jpg EDSA, Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ciudad de Victoria JfIgulot9351Bocauefvf 08.JPG Bulacan Central Luzon Home to the Philippine Arena, the world's largest indoor arena.[93]
Clark International Airport Infobox collage for Clark Int'l Airport.png Angeles Pampanga Central Luzon Formerly known as the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.[94]
Cultural Center of the Philippines CCP Main Theaterx.jpg Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
Eastwood City Mm-libis-ortigas-2012.JPG Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Entertainment City City of Dreams Manila view from the pool deck.jpg Parañaque Metro Manila National Capital Region
Girl Scouts of the Philippines Girl Scouts of the Philippines - National Headquarters.jpg Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Hospicio de San Jose WTMP Team Waka Waka B-3.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Insular Life Insular Life Corporate Centre.JPG Muntinlupa Metro Manila National Capital Region
Mactan-Cebu International Airport Cebu (Lapu-Lapu) - Mactan International (Gen Benito Ebuen AB) (CEB - RPVM) AN2256521.jpg Lapu-Lapu Cebu Central Visayas
Mall of Asia Arena Mall of Asia Aug 2015.jpg Bay City, Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
National Library of the Philippines National Library of the Philippines, Feb 14.JPG Ermita, Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region The National Library of the Philippines can trace its history to the establishment of the Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas (Museum-Library of the Philippines), established by a royal order of the Spanish government on August 12, 1887.[95]
National Museum of the Philippines National Museum, Philippines.JPG Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Ninoy Aquino International Airport NAIA Terminal 3 2009 MC.jpg Metro Manila National Capital Region
PBCom Tower July 9, 2005 - PBCom Tower.jpg Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region
Philippine Medical Association PMAjf1949 02.JPG Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Resorts World Manila Resorts World Manila.JPG Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
Robinsons Galleria Robinsons Galleria, after 2nd renovation.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region
Robinsons Place Manila Robinsons Place Manila.jpg Manila Metro Manila National Capital Region
Senate of the Philippines Facade of the Senate of the Philippines.jpg Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region
Shangri-la Plaza Shangri-La Plaza Manila3.jpg Mandaluyong Metro Manila National Capital Region
SM City Bacolod SM City Bacolod.jpg Bacolod City Negros Occidental Negros Island Region 10th largest SM mall by land area and the 3rd in Visayas.
SM City Cebu Sm Mall Cebu.jpg Cebu City Cebu Central Visayas 4th largest mall in the Philippines and the 1st SM mall in Visayas.[96]
SM City North EDSA SM North EDSA 2009.jpg Quezon City Metro Manila National Capital Region 2nd largest mall in the Philippines and 4th largest in the world.[97]
SM Lanang Premier Front facade of SM Lanang Premier, December 2012.jpg Davao City Davao del Sur Davao Region Largest mall in Mindanao.[98]
SM Mall of Asia View of Pasay City at SM Mall of Asia.tif Pasay Metro Manila National Capital Region 3rd largest mall in the Philippines and 11th largest in the world.[97]
SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall.jpg Mandaluyong Metro Manila National Capital Region Largest mall in the Philippines and 3rd largest in the world.[97]
The Gramercy Residences Gramercy residences - from Jupiter avenue 03.jpg Makati Metro Manila National Capital Region Tallest Building in the Philippines.[99]

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