Tips

Travel to 1920s Manila Through This Fun Walking Tour

Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks is holding the Manila Art Deco Weekend from February 8 to 10.
IMAGE SCHRIJVERH/WIKIMEDIA COMMON
Comments

If you frequently walk around downtown Manila, you may have already noticed a number of Art Deco structures that look very different from the condominiums and malls in the area. If you've been wanting to learn more about this popular type of architecture from the late 1920s to the early 1950s in the Philippines, Ivan Man Dy of Old Manila Walks is holding the Manila Art Deco Weekend from February 8 to 10.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

With the goal "to further communicate the richness of local Art Deco heritage," the Manila Art Deco Weekend features four types of tours that are open to everyone. The Campus Tour (P1,750), which highlights the Art Deco heritage of the University of Santo Tomas (built in 1611) and Far Eastern University (built in 1928), is on February 8, 9 a.m. By 3 p.m., there's Death by Deco (P1,200), which is all about exploring Art Deco tombs and mausoleums within the Manila Chinese Cemetery—the second oldest cemetery in Manila. Malate Moderne (P1,300), which is on February 9, 9 a.m., will take you around the historic Manila neighborhood that’s still dotted with 1930s homes, schools, and even a sports complex. If you'd rather explore outside of Manila, there's the Malolos Day Trip (P2,850) on February 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Manila Art Deco Weekend is from February 8 to 10. Slots are limited. To sign up, e-mail [email protected].

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Main photo (Manila Metropolitan Theater) by Tubanismo, Wikimedia

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Christa De La Cruz for Spot.ph
View Other Articles From Christa
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
The Duchess has worn the black headpiece on at least seven occasions.
 
Share
Because the best libations have just a hint of mint.
 
Share
Today, babaylans are past reminders of how Filipinos regarded women in high esteem, long before colonizers came ashore.
 
Share
The luxury watchmaker leads the list of the 100 most reputable companies in 2019.
 
Share
Meet the New New Money, the God, the East Rich, and more.
 
Share
The first bracelet was a custom piece for the Duchess of Windsor, but now you can get one of your own for a cool $1.2 million.
 
Share
 
Share
All those date night expectations are met at these establishments.
 
Share
The luxury fashion house comes to Shangri-La Plaza.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US