Manila Guide: 10 Best Pasay Tourist Spots You Should Visit
One of the liveliest cities in Metro Manila is Pasay. It is a great entertainment place as some of the Philippines’ biggest malls and parks are here. Aside from the jaw-dropping Manila Bay sunset, it has developed into an exciting entertainment area. Pasay’s modern take on city living has made it a recognized center for recreation and culture, giving the tourists the best Pasay tourist spots.
We’ve listed the top 10 Pasay tourist spots that you should visit!
1. Dessert Museum
Photo credits to The Dessert Museum
Have the sweetest trip in Pasay when you visit The Dessert Museum. It consists of 12,000 square feet of dessert play are with 8 mouthwatering themed-rooms of sugar-filled happiness. This is the only museum you’ll ever slide into! And as you slide and play, you will also be treated to samples of desserts especially curated to fit the themed room. The Dessert Museum definitely tops the lists of best Pasay tourist spots.
Location: Unit 124, 126, 127a, S Maison, Coral Way, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Operation hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Last tickets are sold by 8:00pm)
2. Lakbay Museo
Learn about the Philippines’ rich culture and traditions in a very fun and modern way by visiting Lakbay Museo. It has very Instagrammable displays and dioramas! This modern gallery prides itself as the country’s first-ever interactive millennial museum allowing you to see the best of the Philippines in less than 2 hours without even flying and spending thousands of bucks. The 1,000sqm facility pays homage to the local culture and traditions of the Philippines through fascinating exhibits including a classic jeepney, a local sari-sari store, and a room filled with a variety of native clothing and textiles. You will also get to enjoy the delectable Filipino cuisine! Lakbay Museo will treat you to a variety of dishes and delicacies like adobo, tinola, and sinigang!
Location: Level 1, S Maison, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Google or Waze “Conrad Hotel Marina Way Mall of Asia Complex”
Operation hours:10 AM to 10 PM but our last call will be at 9:00 PM
3. Upside Down Museum
When was the last time you saw the world through a whole new perspective?
The Upside Down Museum offers an interesting and out-of-this-world experience that will leave you amazed by its crazy rooms and topsy-turvy illusions. Place your angle, strike a pose and leave it up to magic. Don’t be shy to play around! It’s meant to leave your friends and followers wondering as to how you achieved to levitate on air. If you’d do anything for the ‘gram, this is the perfect spot!
Location: Boom Na Boom Grounds CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City
Operation hours: 11am-9pm
4. Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum
If you want to know more about the forces that rule our skies, the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum is the one to check out!
The Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum displays a gallery of aerospace science and aviation history. You can find dozens of artifacts that are displayed throughout the museum. From helicopters, commercial planes, to World War II relics, this building is a great location for discovering more about PAF, and seeing an actual historical aircraft.
For those who dream of becoming a pilot, this is the place to be! Educate yourself and learn about the aviation history behind the service and aerospace technology of the Philippine Air Force! Soar high and take to the skies. Take your friends with you and be inspired.
Location: Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Gate 4, Sales Road, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila, Philippines
Operation hours: 8am-5pm
5. Seaside Dampa
This is the largest seafood place in Manila can be found in an avenue of hotels, shopping malls, and casinos. This market offers a variety of fresh seafood, where one can shop and have the food cooked in one of the nearby restaurants. Simply choose a restaurant, check their menu for seafood dishes, and decide how you want your dish to be served and prepared. From buttered shrimp to crabs in salted egg sauce, this seafood heaven is perfect for family gatherings and celebrations! Grab yourself a ton of seafood and enjoy the wonders of this market place. You buy, you feast! It’s as simple as that!
Location: Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
Operation hours: 10am-10pm
6. Harbor View Restaurant
Who doesn’t want to eat next to a view of the sea and city skylines?
This romantic destination can sometimes feel like a floating restaurant since it perfectly extends to the waters of Manila Bay. Harbor View Restaurant offers you the experience of eating seafood and delicious local cuisine right next to the sea, allowing you to feel as if you’re far from the city. Prawns, crabs, shrimp, and lobsters! You name it, they have it! One could only hope that they could stay there forever because of the food and great view!
Location: 1000 Katigbak Parkway | Rizal Park, Manila, Luzon 1300, Philippines
Operation hours: 11am-1am
7. Avellana Art Gallery
Photo credits to AVELLANA ART GALLERY
If you find yourself along the streets of Harrison, don’t hesitate to pay this gallery a visit. It might just be your escape for the coming days.
The Avellana Art Gallery is set in a 1950s house in the inner-city of Pasay where many artworks are showcased and displayed for everyone to see. With its distinct and charming setting, the gallery supports local art and ignites interests to city-dwellers! They hold art exhibits where new and contemporary artists welcome guests to a wonderful tour of the unique household gallery. Its dedication to art can be seen on the wide collection of paintings, prints, and sculptures on display.
Location: 2680 FB Harrison St., Pasay City
Operation hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
8. Galleria Duemila
In these modern times, explore and witness this gallery to learn more about the classic and emerging artists of this generation!
Promoting art since 1975, Galleria Duemila was established by Silvan Ancelotti-Diaz. It’s the longest-running gallery in the Philippines and has gained support from other museums around Asia. Not only do they showcase paintings, sculptures, and installations, but this gallery also holds a collection of rare works by modern Filipino artists. Monthly art exhibits take place in this timeless structure, featuring art pieces by local artists, followed by performances and other activities.
Location: 210 Loring St. 1300 Pasay City
Operation hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
9. SM Mall of Asia
Located in Pasay City’s Bay City, SM Mall of Asia is the third-largest shopping mall in the world. There are four interconnected main buildings that house hundreds of retail outlets and restaurants. More than shopping and food, SM has incorporated expansive entertainment activities around it. These include an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, an IMAX theater, entertainment arena, MOA Eye Ferris wheel, EXPLOREUM Science Center and the SMX Convention Center. You can also enjoy a fresh seafood buffet by the bay while watching the sunset.
Location: SM Mall of Asia, 123 Seaside Blvd, Pasay
Operation hours: 10am-10pm
10. Manila Baywalk
Manila Baywalk is one of the best Pasay tourist spots! It is a perfect romantic but inexpensive place to visit in Manila. It is a two-kilometer stretch of pedestrian-friendly paths with lined palm trees. The place is a very popular sunset-watching spot as it gives you the best view of the ocean and the sun as it sets.
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