The Manila Clock Tower, an iconic landmark of the country’s capital and known for the red-faced clocks on three of its six facets, got a face lift after the city government repainted it gold.
THE NEW MANILA CITY HALL TOWERIn a statement, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said this was done so the tower would sparkle during the day and give off a “calming effect” at night.
Employees of the city government also regularly check the tower to ensure that its three clocks always show the same time.
The Manila mayor said they will make more “improvements” to the clock tower as they are planning to make it one of the Philippine capital’s attractions.
Last year, the Manila LGU initiated to renovate the historical Jones Bridge. They also put vertical gardens along some known roads in the city.
These are just a few of 'Bagong Maynila' initiatives under Isko Moreno administration.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is special about Manila City Hall?
Manila City Hall is one of the must places to see in Manila and is shaped like a coffin to honour the brave who died during the Battle of Manila. The city hall narrates tales from the spanish settlement and is also one of the most significant landmarks in the city.
- What is the icon of the city of Manila?
The clock tower, also designed by Antonio Toledo which was completed during the 1930s is the largest clock tower in the Philippines, reaching close to 100 feet in elevation. It stands out during nighttime when the whole of the tower lights up. It has now become the icon for the city of Manila.
- What is the original inspired design of Manila City Hall?
Architecture. Antonio Toledo was the architect responsible for the design of the current Manila City Hall which exhibits a Neoclassical style. Juan Arellano's design, which had an Art Deco style, was supposed to be used for the city hall but Arellano quit the project and was replaced by Toledo.
- Why the Manila City Hall is shaped like a coffin?
Manila City Hall was intentionally designed to resemble a shield of the Knights Templar when viewed from an aerial standpoint which signifies that the Philippines has been under the care and protection of the Roman Catholic Church.
OTHER THINGS TO DO IN MANILA
- Be amazed and have fun at Manila Ocean Park Attraction (up to 8 attractions)
- Enjoy the sweet experience at The Dessert Museum Manila (plus a discounted Entrance Pass)
- Let's travel around the Philippines at Lakbay Museo (plus a discounted Entrance Pass)
- Fill your IG-feed with Selfielicious in Manila (discounted Entrance Pass)
- Okada Manila Sunset Experience with Dinner Buffet
- SM by the Bay Amusement Park Ride-All-You-Can Day Pass
- Intramuros Bambike Tour
- Old Manila Full Day Tour
- Binondo Food Crawl
- Binondo Foodtrip - a trip to the oldest Chinatown in the world
- What's inside Fort Santiago's Dungeon?
- This ferry will bring you from Manila to Cavite in just 15 minutes vice versa
- Seven Must-Visit Beaches Near Manila
OTHER ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
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