Philippines It is a country that is located in the Southeast zone of Asia and that has a great cultural, landscape and spiritual wealth. The beaches of its more than 7,000 islands are visited by both those who want to go scuba diving and those who prefer to get lost in some more exotic and solitary one.
Although its natural landscape is worth admiring today we want to focus on its cities. We are going to review the most important ones.
It is the capital of the country and the second regarding the number of inhabitants. In it you will enjoy a beautiful sunset on Roxas Boulevard, and you can also see the National Museum of the Philippines or the Casa Manila, for example. One of the must-sees is the Intramuros walled district, where you can see the church of San Agustín, the Fort of Santiago and the Cathedral, a replica of the original that an earthquake destroyed in the 19th century.
Quezon City is the city with largest population in the country and it is located in the richest area of the Philippines. It has about three million inhabitants and in it they meet from incredible natural spaces to commercial areas, all seasoned with cultural proposals that do not leave their visitors indifferent.
Cebu is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is located in the center of the island of the same name and was founded by Spanish explorers in the 16th century; in fact, you will see streets, companies and buildings with a Spanish name. It is the main economic center of the country after Manila. It has renowned colleges, hospitals and universities.
If we continue referring to the number of inhabitants, the third most populous city in the country would be Davao, capital of one of the most important regions of the Philippines: Mindanao, an area where different languages, cultures and religions coexist. Specifically in the city, cathedrals, avenues and natural parks are part of its offer. Image: Osomnimedia.
Coron is a city whose economy is mainly based on tourism and fishing. It is the ideal place for diving lovers, and it is not for less: the magazine Forbs Traveler Magazine placed its waters among the 10 best in the world for it.
You will see the most spectacular colonial houses in the Philippines in Vigan. Declared Heritage of humanity by unesco in 1999, it is considered the best preserved Spanish colonial city in Asia. Spectacular architecture and cobbled streets will take you to a dream location. Image: Traveling Cam.
This city is the head of the Albay province and is an institutional, transport and trade center. Count with one port from which export activities are carried out. In this city we can visit very interesting cathedrals and natural spaces, combining asphalt with nature.
It is a city that is part of Greater Cebu, which is the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines. Its beaches and diving areas have made it an increasingly visited tourist destination. Also famous is the Monument to Lapulapu, about 20 meters high. It is a bronze statue that honors the indigenous leader who faced the Spanish soldiers.
Puerto Princesa is located in the center of the province of Palawan (of which it is the capital) where we will also find an interesting mix of cultures. Its main economic engine is the tourism. One of its main claims is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River; given its ecological value and its beauty, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Photo from the Travel Philippines blog.
5 Best Cities In The Philippines (September 2020)
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