Here are the 23 Best Instagram-Worthy Places in Manila. If you plan to visit and travel to Manila soon, here are the most Instagrammable spots to see in Manila, Philippines.
Whether you are looking for historical places, charming ambiance, cool hotels, cozy restaurants, modern hubs, artsy walls, picturesque streets, and scenic views, these are also the best places to visit in Manila.
23 Best Instagram Worthy Places in Manila in 2023:
1. Venice Grand Canal at McKinley Hill
Drive to McKinley Hill in Taguig and you will have a sight of this beautiful Venice inspired canal. This has been a favorite place to visit by tourists and locals. No wonder why it’s one of the best Instagram worthy spots in the metro.
2. Bonifacio Global City Artsy Walls
An emerging business hub is in Bonifacio Global City. Many people say this is the new business district of Manila after Makati. Surely you cannot miss these creative street arts in Bonifacio Global City. Some of the favorite of millennials and most Instagrammable places in Manila are found in BGC. Stroll around and you find out why.
3. BGC Taguig
Still in Taguig. So many beautiful spots to see in this city. Boost your creative talent by incorporating different styles and pose just like this one.
Step inside the famous Walled City of Manila, Intramuros. The places inside Intramuros will take you back in Spanish-Filipino era. More photo opportunities here because you will also find the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, Palacio del Gobernador, Baluarte de Sandiego, Plaza San Luis Complex and San Agustin Church inside this walled city.
5. Big Boy’s Diner
Got that Riverdale feels in this resto. Famous for millennials who love those Instagram neon shot portraits. We dig this! Located at Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City, their milkshake and burgers are also yummy!
6. When Uan Met Sally
Another unique restaurant that is becoming many people’s favorite is this Instagram favorite spot in Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City. Their pasta, sandwiches, cakes and drinks are not the only reasons why people come back here but also the one-of-a-kind art collections.
7. Manila Central Post Office
To understand the present, you must look back in the past. This famous Manila Central Post Office building is a must among the best Instagrammable places in Manila. Its neoclassical architecture is one of the most prominent designs of American colonial architecture in the Philippines.
8. Yuchengco Museum
The Yuchengco Museum at RCBC Plaza is not only a favorite of museum and contemporary arts lovers but also travelers. You will find Instagram worthy spots both outside and inside this museum. Worth a visit here.
9. National Museum
Get more snaps by visiting our very own, National Museum. Experience the newly opened National Museum of Natural History. Surely, you will be in awe of new sights such as that amazing canopy ceiling and a replica of the largest crocodile in captivity, Lolong.
10. Manila Bay
Do not miss capturing a meaningful scene like this one “classic kalesa ride on the streets of Manila.” This exact photo actually won the Nikon weekly photo challenge with the theme “I am Filipino”
11. Okada Manila
Of course, we are including the world’s largest multicolored dancing fountain on our list of best Instagram worthy places in Manila. Located at the Entertainment City in Paranaque, Okada Manila’s famous fountain is free to see for everyone.
The Fountain is open every Monday to Sunday at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Sunday Every 8 p.m. The World of Wonders will be performed on the floating stage. There is also a beautiful light show (projection mapping show) every Friday to Sunday from 8:30 to 9:30 night time.
12. City of Dreams
Also located on the Entertainment City gaming strip at Aseana Avenue and Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque, is City of Dreams. Explore and enjoy yourself.
13. University of Sto. Tomas
UST is one of the oldest existing universities in Asia. Our national hero, Jose Rizal entered in this university in 1877. See this famous historical building of the University of Sto. Tomas below. We admire its renaissance architecture. No wonder why it’s one of the most photographed places in Manila.
14. Resorts World Manila
15. Rizal Park
Pay a respect and visit the Rizal Park to see our national hero’s statue. You can also find colorful fountains at night inside the park.
16. Conrad Hotel Manila
An upscale luxurious hotel in a striking contemporary building overlooking Manila Bay and close to other tourist spots in Manila. This hotel is also located next to Mall of Asia, the largest Mall in the country.
17. Dessert Museum
Treat yourself by visiting the Dessert Museum at S Maison, Coral Way, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex. The sights here are just as delicious as the sweets.
18. SM Mall of Asia
The biggest mall in the Philippines, also called MOA by some Pinoys, has a lot to offer not only shopping but also plenty of spots where you can practice your photography skills.
Experience Old Manila in the street of Escolta. You will see old buildings that will remind you about the once grandest street of Manila. One of the oldest buildings on this street is Regina Building, designed with a mix of neoclassicism and beaux-arts and built in 1915.
20. Eastwood City
Eastwood City is a residential and commercial hub located in Quezon City. This place is loved by young tourists. One of the most photographed spots in Eastwood is the Walk of Fame Philippines, inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You may also find lots of creative backdrops around Eastwood.
Go to Makati, the financial and business hub of the Philippines. You will find high end shops, skyscrapers, buzzing streets and busy people. So many Instagram worthy places in the city as well.
EDSA might be so full of traffic but not an excuse for many people who want to take some nice street photography. Explore your photography skills and talent.
23. Jones Bridge
Experience a little bit of European vibe by visiting the newly restored Jones Bridge near the Binondo, Chinatown. People flock here at night to witness the illuminating glow of these beautiful lamp posts.
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