Where to Go in Manila, according to the The New York Times

An art space and an ice cream parlor are among the Times' picks for places to check out in Escolta.

(SPOT.ph) Escolta has always been one of Metro Manila’s most interesting areas, what with its rich history and artsy vibe. So it shouldn’t come a surprise that it’s caught the attention of the New York Times, which recently listed a few places to check out in the city of Manila.

 

From 98-b.org

 

Among their picks are 98B Collaboratory, a community of artists that has given creative minds a venue to showcase their talents (check out this tour of Escolta that they crafted for SPOT.ph) and Escolta Ice Cream and Snacks, which offers flavors like Mango Royale and Golden Langka.

 

The Times describes Escolta as an area that "was once the Philippines' version of Fifth Avenue" and says it feels "a bit like a time warp, with fine examples of Art Deco, Beaux-Arts and neo-Classical architecture." 

 

The impressive facade of the Calvo Building, built by Tomas Arguelles and Fernando Ocampo. Photo by Jec Carrillo

 

May we also suggest the Calvo Museum, a museum dedicated to all things Old Manila?

 

Read the rest of the New York Times article, "Where to Go in Manila." 

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