Intramuros (known as the Walled City of Manila) is the oldest area in Manila and was the home of the government during Spanish rule. Its high, defensive walls were built to protect the city and discourage invasions. Within Intramuros there are many other popular attractions such as Fort Santiago and the San Agustin Church. At these sites you can enjoy the romance of the ancient architecture as you learn about Manila's Spanish influence. Fort Santiago was a fortress built to protect Intramuros and is one of the most important and beautiful historic sites in Manila.
You might also like to visit the Rizal Shrine, dedicated to Jozé Rizal, a Filipino national hero, and learn about his important role in the decolonization of the Philippines. Discover the oldest stone church in the Philippines with a visit to San Agustin. This important church was awarded a World Heritage Listing in 1993 for its historical and cultural value.
Manila Airport (MNL)
Flights from Australia to Manila will disembark at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is the main airport serving Manila and its surrounding areas. Commonly referred to as Manila International, the airport is made up of four terminals and is a major hub for Cebu Pacific.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Book your Manila Airport accommodation.
Getting to Manila
There are several airlines that offer flights to Manila from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney or Melbourne take around eight hours. There are also flights that include a stopover in Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. Flights from Perth via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur take between 11 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Taipei, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur take between 15 and 20 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Manila
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Manila from Australia include:
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