The Philippines’ Top 5 Historical Sites

The Philippines is one of the most well-known tourist destinations.  Not only because of its gorgeous beaches and fantastic landscapes but also with its historical destinations. Filipinos developed various landmarks and points to commemorate the notable sacrifices of their national heroes and to manifest the country’s heritage ideally. These famous works of architecture can seize not only the sense but also the hearts of the spectators. These historical places are components of the tourism of the country.



Intramuros is remembered in history as the “Walled City” since its the site’s prominent feature. It is built with a nearly three-mile-long line of massive stone walls and barriers that almost encircles the entire district. It is the oldest area and historic heart of Manila where old Spanish-era influences are still prevalent.


Rizal Park

Earlier called Bagumbayan Field and now famously known as Luneta Park was constructed as a tribute to our national hero – Dr. Jose Rizal. It is one of the most visited historical sites across the Philippines where Rizal was executed under the Spanish military dated on December 30, 1896.


Leyte Landing Memorial Park

This site is located in Tacloban City, the Leyte Landing Memorial Park, previously known as the “McArthur Park”. Gen. Douglas McArthur once said “I shall return” which he kept when he came back along with an army of 700 ships with 174,000 American soldiers at Red Beach, Palo, Leyte dated on October 20, 1944.


EDSA Shrine

EDSA Shrine which is also known as the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace, and the Our Lady of EDSA, is just a small church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of the City, Manila found at the junction of Ortigas Avenue and Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in the heart of Quezon City. It is a monument devoted to the first People Power Revolution on December 15, 1989. The shrine is a towering testimony that the fight for freedom doesn’t need to be a bloody one.


Mactan Shrine

The Mactan Shrine which is located on Mactan Island in Cebu is established in honor of Lapu-Lapu and the Battle of Mactan. It is also recognized as the Liberty Shrine, and it rests on the same exact ground where the battle happened. The said contact was among the Spaniards led by Ferdinand Magellan and the locals directed by Lapu–Lapu.