Visit the famous landmarks South of Manila. The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. Twenty-three Medal of Honor recipients are buried or memorialized in this grave site.Ayala Museum, located at the heart of the Makati Central Business District, Philippines, is a breathing space amidst the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Manila. Whenever visiting the country, the museum is surely one of the best places to lose yourself in amazing contemporary art and uplift your spirit through the Philippines’ inspiring history.The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Piñas City, Philippines, is a 19th-century church organ with unique organ pipes; they are made almost entirely of bamboo. The Aguinaldo Shrine is located in Kawit, Cavite in the Philippines, where the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain was declared on June 12, 1898.
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. Twenty-three Medal of Honor recipients are buried or memorialized at the Manila cemetery. Ayala Museum regularly calendars various programs on history, contemporary art, music and design, including temporary exhibitions, lectures, artist/curator’s talks, workshops and performances. Included in its program line-up are Pioneers of Philippine Art, showcasing the paintings of Philippine masters: Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando Zobel; Images of Nation, gathering works of Philippine National Artists in the visual arts; History Comes Alive with Dr. Ambeth Ocampo, a highly entertaining and insightful take on various historical topics; DesignTalks, presenting internationally renowned Filipino luminaries from different creative fields; and ST’ART, introducing children to various artistic styles and the pioneers behind them through fun arts and crafts workshops. It is also continuing to expand and develop its programs on music, film, museology and librarianship.The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Piñas City, Philippines, is a 19th-century church organ with unique organ pipes; they are made almost entirely of bamboo. It was completed in 1824 by Father Diego Cera, the builder of the town's stone church and its first resident Catholic parish priest.After age and numerous disasters had rendered the musical instrument unplayable for a long time, in 1972, the national government and the local community joined together to have the organ shipped to Germany for restoration. For its anticipated return in 1975, the home church of the bamboo organ and the surrounding buildings were restored to their 19th-century state by Architect Francisco Mañosa and partner Ludwig Alvarez in time for its scheduled return. The annual International Bamboo Organ Festival, a music festival of classical music, was started to celebrate the music of the reborn instrument and its unique sound.Since 1992, Prof. Armando Salarza has been the titular organist of the Bamboo Organ. He is also the Artistic Director of the International Bamboo Organ Festival, now the longest-running annual international music festival held in the country.The organ was declared a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines in 2003. The St. Joseph Parish Church, with the famous organ and the church museum at the old convent house, is a popular tourist destination for Filipinos and foreign visitors alike in Las PiñasThe Aguinaldo Shrine is a National Shrine of the Philippines located in Kawit, Cavite in the Philippines, where the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain was declared on June 12, 1898. The house is now a museum