A walkable neighborhood, Malate is known for being family-friendly and economical, while offering convenient options for restaurants and bars. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local theater. A stay at one of Malate's hotels or apartments makes it easy to venture out into the greater Manila area.
Sightseeing around Malate
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. Metropolitan Museum, Children's Museum, and GSIS Museum of Art feature captivating exhibits. You can buy tickets to live performances at Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts Theater, and Manila Film Center. Monuments like Malate Church, Coconut Palace, and Ermita Church honor the area. Remedios Circle, Plaza Nuestra Senora de Guia, and Manila Kilometer Zero are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Take a tour of campus around De La Salle University-Manila, University of the Philippines-Manila, or Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Be sure to get some family photos at Manila Zoo, Star City, and Manila Ocean Park.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and swimming. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Rajah Sulayman Park, Baywalk, and Paco Park. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Harrison Plaza, Robinson's Place, and SM City Manila. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Rizal Stadium, or Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are SM Mall of Asia, Rizal Park, and San Agustin Church. Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila Yacht Club, and Pagcor Casino will also leave an impression.
Getting around Malate
Looking for a quick way to explore more of the city? Catch a ride on metro transit at Quirino Avenue LRT Station and Vito Cruz LRT Station.
Manila (MNL-Ninoy Aquino Intl.) is the closest major airport, 4.3 miles (6.9 km) from Malate.