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Here are some of the notable places
 in Pasig City you might not know yet.



Pasig is one of the cities in Metro Manila with rich history. Today, the city's stories can be witnessed by its architecture and historic landmarks. That's why I love to walk around this city. Everything is nostalgic when you visit these places.

Here are the list of notable places and landmarks in Pasig City:

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Pasig Revolving Tower

Originally known as the Mutya ng Pasig Tower, the Pasig Revolving Tower was erected as an 11-storey building in 1974 during the administration of then-Pasig Mayor Emiliano Caruncho Jr. 

The renovated Pasig Revolving Tower in 2019

Situated amidst rice paddies and residential homes, it neighbored the Mutya ng Pasig public market. The tower boasted a unique feature—a revolving restaurant on its topmost floor, making it one of the two such establishments in Metro Manila during that era, the other being at the now-defunct Manila Royal Hotel in Quiapo, Manila.

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The old Pasig Revolving Tower in 2010

In 2006, Mayor Robert Eusebio initiated an architectural and structural assessment of the Pasig Revolving Tower, driven by his background in architecture. The comprehensive study concluded in 2008, laying the groundwork for subsequent renovation efforts. Under the leadership of Mayor Maribel Eusebio, Robert's spouse and also an architect, renovation works commenced in 2015, primarily focusing on interior redesigns across multiple floors while retaining the iconic revolving restaurant on the eleventh floor.

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During the renovation

After extensive renovation efforts, which included interior overhauls and structural enhancements, the Pasig Revolving Tower emerged anew in 2016. The project was completed during Robert Eusebio's second non-consecutive term as mayor, culminating in a grand re-inauguration ceremony held on November 18, 2016. The revitalized tower stands as a testament to Pasig City's commitment to preserving its architectural heritage while adapting to modern standards, offering both residents and visitors a timeless landmark to behold.

Location: Market Ave., Pasig City 
Operating Hours: visitation is upon approval of the management


Pasig City Mega Market (Pasig Palengke)

The Pasig City Mega Market, affectionately dubbed "Pasig Palengke," stands as not only the largest market in the area but also one of the few expansive wet and dry public markets within Metro Manila.

Pasig City Mega Market

Beyond its reputation for fresh produce and local delicacies, the market offers a unique shopping experience, particularly on Wednesdays and Fridays when its third floor transforms into a bustling tiangge. Here, visitors can explore an array of budget-friendly shops offering apparel, shoes, toys, home decor, and more, with prices as low as P50 for a shirt, P100 for a bag, and P300 for a pair of shoes, among other deals and finds.

Location: Market Ave., Pasig City
Operating Hours: 6am to 6pm daily, some stores open outside the designated hours



Pasig City Hall

Built under the administration of Mayor Vicente Eusebio, the 6-story building houses the Pasig City local government offices, the council and the office of the mayor. With its imposing facade and modern architectural design, Pasig City Hall serves as the administrative hub for the local government, overseeing the day-to-day operations and policies that shape the city's landscape. Beyond its functional role, the city hall embodies the city's rich heritage and commitment to progress, symbolizing a nexus where tradition meets innovation.

Pasig City Hall façade

Within its walls, the Pasig City Hall houses various government offices and departments dedicated to serving the needs of its constituents. From issuing permits and licenses to facilitating community programs and initiatives, the City Hall plays a pivotal role in fostering transparency, efficiency, and public engagement. It also has a rooftop where you can get a nice aerial view of the rest of Pasig.

Location: Caruncho Ave., Barangay San Nicolas, Pasig City
Business Hours: 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday


Tanghalang Pasigueño

Tanghalang Pasigueño is a modern building that caters to the culture and the arts of Pasig City. It’s the primary venue for events related to the performing arts. It’s located at the back of the Pasig City Hall and adjacent to the Pasig Revolving Tower.

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Tanghalang Pasigueño

Aside from being Pasig’s main venue for culture and the arts, Tanghalang Pasigueño is also rented to the general public.

Location: Pasig City Hall Complex, Caruncho Ave., Pasig City
Operating Hours: visit via reservation


Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Pasig Cathedral, canonically recognized as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral-Parish, is the Catholic church located in Plaza Rizal, Barangay Malinao, Pasig City in Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral

It is the mother church, and the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Pasig and one of the oldest structures in the city. The church is considered as one of the oldest churches not only in Pasig but in the Philippines.

Location: Caruncho Ave., Pasig City



Pasig City Museum

The Pasig City Museum is a historic house museum in Pasig, Metro Manila in the Philippines. The museum is housed in the old Concepcion Mansion, owned by the former mayor of Pasig, Don Fortunato Cabrera Concepcion who served from 1918 to 1921.

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Pasig City Museum

The first-time I was able to get in to the museum is during my high school days way back in 2004. Since then, the museum was painted a few times with different shades of color.

Location: Plaza Rizal, F. Concepcion, Pasig City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8AM to 5PM
Entrance: Admission is free, but donations are accepted



Old Rizal Provincial Capitol

The old Rizal Provincial Capitol, situated in Barangay Sta. Rosa, stands as a testament to Pasig's historical significance as the former capital of Rizal province before its integration into Metro Manila municipalities.

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Old Rizal Provincial Capitol Today

Constructed during the tenure of Governor Jose Tupas, who served from 1906 to 1909, the capitol building served as the epicenter of provincial governance for over fifty years. Its halls echoed with the jubilance of community festivities, including the renowned Pasig Carnival, immortalized in Nicanor Abelardo's musical opus, the "Mutya ng Pasig" (Muse of Pasig).

Amidst the turmoil of World War II, the old capitol underwent a somber transformation, becoming a makeshift prison under Japanese occupation. Despite surviving the ravages of war, the provincial administration opted to relocate to a property along Shaw Boulevard, generously donated by the Ortigas family in 1950. Subsequently, the once vibrant capitol grounds transitioned into the industrial precinct of American Machinery Parts, Inc., fondly known as AMPARTS, persisting as the AMPARTS area even after the company's cessation of operations.

Today, the dilapidated remnants of the former capitol stand as silent witnesses to bygone eras, nestled in a serene enclave near the Marikina River. Despite the allure of its historical intrigue, access to the site remains elusive, thwarting

Many times I wanted to go inside but all of my attempts weren't successful.

Location: Lopez Jaena, Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Pasig City
Operating Hours: none


Prima 1, 2 & 3

Prima 1 & 2

Prima 1 and 2 Building houses the famous cinemas back in the days. Unfortunately, due to the change of economy, the owner was forced to make it a rental commercial space instead.

Today, the 2 cinemas are being used by a Christian church Conqueros for Christ Church and a storage facility named Securage.

Prima 3 today

On the other hand, the biggest of 3, Prima 3, which used to be a top cinema house in Pasig in the past is now a commercial space where you can see top foodchain in the Philippines. 

Location: Prima 1&2 is located along F. Manalo St. while Prima 3 is along Caruncho Ave., in Brgy. Bambang, Pasig City
Operating Hours: depends on the establishment


Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig 

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig is a local university run by the Pasig City government in the Philippines. Established on March 15, 1999, through City Ordinance No.11, series of 1999, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP) stands as a testament to Mayor Vicente "Enteng" P. Eusebio's vision and Pasig City's Development Plan. For Mayor Enteng, the founding of PLP was the realization of a long-cherished dream, marking a crucial step towards addressing the city's socio-economic challenges through education.

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Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP)

Mayor Enteng firmly believed in the transformative power of education to uplift Pasiguenos and alleviate poverty in the new millennium. With PLP, he saw an opportunity to provide quality education as a tool for progress, shaping a brighter future for the city's residents. This dedication to education as a cornerstone of development remains a lasting legacy of Mayor Enteng's vision.

Following the granting of authority by the Commission on Higher Education on March 9, 2000, PLP officially opened its doors on June 14, 2000. Initially offering six degree programs, including education, business administration, hospitality management, and information technology, PLP steadily expanded its offerings to include programs like Electronics and Communications Engineering and Nursing in subsequent years, further solidifying its commitment to providing diverse and relevant educational opportunities.

Location: 12-B Alcalde Jose, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm


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Rizal High School

Rizal High School (Filipino: Mataas na Paaralang Rizal) or commonly known as RHS an institution of secondary education based in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines, has been listed as the “largest secondary school in the world” since 1993 by the Guinness Book of World Records until 2005 when City Montessori School in Lucknow, India held the title of the world's biggest school, when it had 29,212 pupils, beating Rizal High School in Manila, Philippines, which had 19,738 pupils.

Rizal High School

The school was named after the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Notable graduates of the institution include former Senate presidents Neptali Gonzales and Senator Jovito Salonga, former Senator Rene Saguisag, Maestro Lucio San Pedro, and National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco to mention a few.


Location: Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Pasig City
Opening Hours: 6am to 6pm


Fashion Circle

Located on A. Mabini Street in Kapasigan, Fashion Circle Dept Store stands as one of the oldest department stores in the area, boasting a four-story building brimming with a diverse array of merchandise. From trendy apparel to essential home appliances and necessities, Fashion Circle caters to a wide range of shopping needs, offering a convenient one-stop destination for patrons seeking quality goods.

Fashion Circle

Patrons can browse through a variety of items including clothing, appliances, home essentials, toys, and other useful products, making Fashion Circle a go-to spot for both everyday necessities and special purchases. Even in the present day, the establishment adheres to traditional methods of issuing transaction receipts, opting for handwritten records of each item purchased rather than the printed receipts commonly utilized in malls or supermarkets.

Location: A. Mabini Street, Pasig City
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm daily


Plaza Rizal

Plaza Rizal stands as a testament to Pasig City's rich history and cultural heritage. Named after the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, this iconic plaza serves as a focal point for community gatherings, leisurely strolls, and cultural events. With its lush greenery, ornate landscaping, and elegant sculptures, Plaza Rizal provides a serene oasis amidst the bustling urban landscape, inviting residents and visitors alike to pause and reflect on the city's past while embracing its vibrant present.

Plaza Rizal

Surrounded by historic landmarks and modern amenities, Plaza Rizal embodies the essence of Pasig's evolution from a colonial outpost to a thriving metropolis. From the tranquil ambiance of its shaded benches to the vibrant energy of its bustling market stalls, the plaza encapsulates the diverse tapestry of Pasig's cultural fabric. Whether one seeks a moment of solitude, a place for social gatherings, or simply a scenic spot to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, Plaza Rizal offers a timeless sanctuary in the heart of the city.

Location: San Jose, Pasig City


Panaderia Dimas-Alang

Panaderia Dimas-Alang is the first known bakery in Pasig which was put up in the year 1919 by Ambrosio Lozada – the father of the internationally known violinist Carmencita Lozada.

Panaderia Dimas-Alang

The fact that it shared a pen name with national hero Dr. Jose Rizal all the more establishes its significance in the days when Pasig was starting to carve a name in entrepreneurship.

The bakeshop is located along the busy road of A. Mabini which is a few meters away from C5 Road - Bagong Ilog.

Location: A. Mabini Street, Pasig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 24 hours


Parian Creek or The Bitukang Manok

Parian River, also known as The Bitukang Manok, holds historical significance as the site of Asemblea Magna, where hundreds of Katipuneros, led by Andres Bonifacio, gathered in May 1896.


This river serves as a link between the Pasig River and the Antipolo River, playing a pivotal role in transportation and pilgrimage routes during the 17th to early 20th centuries. Pilgrims from Manila and neighboring towns traversed the Bitukang Manok to reach the Shrine in Antipolo, with the revered image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage passing through this route numerous times.

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Parian Creek today

During the 18th century, the Gremio de Mestizos de Sangley, or Chinese Mestizos, constructed a concrete covered bridge resembling a pagoda over the Bitukang Manok. Initially named Pariancillo Bridge, it was later renamed Fray Felix Trillo Bridge in honor of Pasig's esteemed pastor, reflecting the rich cultural and historical tapestry woven along the river's banks.

Parian Creek from Kapasigan to Pinagbuhatan


Bahay na Tisa

Bahay na Tisa proudly stands as the oldest bahay na bato in existence, bearing witness to over a century and a half of the city's rich history. Constructed in the early 1850s by Don Cecilio Tech y Cabrera, this architectural gem has been a cherished abode for seven generations of the Tech family, serving as both a home and a living archive of Pasig's past. Within its venerable walls, the Bahay na Tisa has silently observed and endured through significant historical events, bearing testament to the enduring legacy of the city and the nation.

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Bahay na Tisa

Today, the direct descendants of Don Cecilio continue to reside within the hallowed halls of the Bahay na Tisa, preserving not only their familial heritage but also the cultural and historical significance of this esteemed structure. With its timeless charm and steadfast presence, the Bahay na Tisa stands as a poignant reminder of Pasig's colonial legacy and serves as a beacon of resilience and continuity amidst the ever-changing landscape of the city.

Location: P. Gomez St, Pasig City


Heritage House of Raymundo Family

Just next behind Plaza Rizal is the Raymundo House, which has capiz windows on its two sides that face the streets. According to Tutay Raymundo, this was her family's ancestral house. Her great-grandfather, Julio Raymundo, was the first Mayor of Pasig. Julio's son, Cipriano, also served as a mayor.

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Raymundo House

A lady named Liz Selavan Odnumyar recalls that the house used to have a bakery, Panaderia El Pasig, on the ground floor. The bakery was said to have been founded in 1913. Interestingly, Baltazar Raymundo, who founded the Panaderia El Pasig, was the brother of Teresa Raymundo, whose daughter, Felisa Santos, owned Panaderia Dimas-Alang (more on this later). Rolando Magallon, a former baker of Panaderia El Pasig, said that the bakery closed down in the 1990s.


The Raymundos of Pasig are related to the Raymundos of Pateros.


Santa Ana House

The Santa Ana House looks similar to the Concepción Mansion (today's Pasig City Museum). It has a relief of Dr. José Rizal with the motto, "Aut Vincere Aut Mori (Either to conquer or to die)".

Santa Ana House

My favorite house is the Alba-Javier House, an early 20th century house with steps on the side leading to the second floor. It is not in the best condition currently as the house has been repurposed as a car wash shop.

Ijust hope the owners of these old but beautiful houses would continue taking care of these prized structures.

LocationDr. Sixto Antonio, Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City


Guanio House

Standing out along Burgos Street is a yellow heritage house known as the Guanio House. The house served as the “Cuarteles del Guardia Civil” or barracks of the civil guard.

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Guanio House

The house is still being utilized by its private owners.

Location: 1 A P Burgos Street Corner Plaza Street, Brgy. San Jose, Pasig City


Colegio Del Buen Consejo

Colegio del Buen Consejo is one of the oldest Private School in the City ofPasig. It celebrated its Centennial Year in 2009; to date 103 years old on April 26, 2012 on the Feastday of Our Lady of Good Counsel. It is located at the heart of the city making it accessible to its growing clientele.

Colegio Del Buen Consejo

The Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC) runs the school which was an exclusive Catholic – Educational institution for girls before, but now CO-ED. It caters to Pre-Elementary students, Grade School and Secondary Level.

Intensified efforts are made to improve the school operation through the on-going personnel, students and parents formation programs and improvement of facilities to continuously upgrade instruction and quality service to its clientele.

It is the first Girls School in Pasig.


Location: A. Luna corner R. Jabson Streets, Malinao, Pasig


Pasig Catholic College

Pasig Catholic College is a private educational institution located in Pasig, Philippines and was founded by CICM fathers in 1913.

Pasig Catholic College

It is the cathedral school of the Diocese of Pasig and a part of the Pasig Diocesan School System and the Manila Archdiocesan Parish and School Administration.

It is the first Boys School in Pasig.

Location: Justice Ramon, R. Jabson Street, Pasig



Ado's Panciteria

Ado’s Panciteria known to be the “The original Pancit with Chicharon” was established in 1952 by the late Librado “Ado” Castillo.

Ado's Panciteria

What started as a small family business is now one of the landmarks here in Pasig City.

Before Ado’s Panciteria was recognized, Mang Ado had a barber shop. Beside his Barber shop was a small panciteria run by his Chinese friend. He usually would watch his friend cook. This started his interest in noodles.

Mang Ado

His friend’s panciteria did not bloom, and that marked the start of his own panciteria. With the help of his wife and his eleven kids, Ado’s Panciteria started! At first the barber shop and the panciteria stood together but as more people enjoyed this unique pancit, the family decided to concentrate on it.

Mang Ado taught his kids the importance of good service and maintaining the quality of their products. From Bihon they added a few more noodles, all topped with the yummy and crunchy chicharon!

Years passsed by, more and more avid customers enjoyed every munch of Mang Ado’s Pancit. People in Pasig started to talk about the great food they serve and from a small Panciteria they were able to expand to cater more customers not only from Pasig but to other areas as well.


At present Ado’s Panciteria is still here and continuously growing. The same recipe, a different look but the same concepts to be of good service to every hungry pallete.

Location: 126 R. Jabson Street, Malinao, Pasig City
Operating Hours: 6:30am to 12am daily



Mary's Infant General Hospital

There are many stories about it, there are as many accidents at the foot of the bridge or before going down the bridge because motorists are said to see something, so when you pass by it, just slowly blow the horn.

Mary's Infant General Hospital as seen from San Joaquin-Bambang Bridge

Location: 49, A. Luna Street, Sumilang, Pasig City
Operating Hours: Permanently Closed



Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters

Don Fortunato Concepcion donated the land and building of the Rizal Council Boy Scouts Headquarter. This edifice provided the prestige of the Rizal Province as the first class council and signaled a great stride in the advancement of the Scouting movement.

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Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters

This building was constructed in January 1949 and was completed and made ready for occupancy in one and a half month’s time.

Conferences, inductions, trainings and other activities were held in the Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters. There were also major decisions discussed, decided, approved and implemented within its Conference Hall. It really played an important role in the development of Scouting in Pasig.

LocationCaruncho Ave, Pasig City


Notable Places and Landmarks in Pasig

To summarize this list, here are the famous landmark in Pasig:
  1. Pasig Revolving Tower
  2. Pasig Mega Market
  3. Pasig City Hall
  4. Tanghalang Pasigueño
  5. Immaculate Conception Cathedral
  6. Pasig City Museum
  7. Prima 1, 2 and 3
  8. Old Rizal Provincial Capitol
  9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP)
  10. Rizal High School
  11. Fashion Circle
  12. Panaderia Dimas-alang
  13. Rizal Plaza
  14. Parian River or The Bitukang Manok
  15. Bahay Na Bato
  16. Heritage House of Raymundo Family
  17. Sta. Ana House
  18. Guanio House
  19. Colegio Del Buen Consejo
  20. Pasig Catholic College
  21. Ado's Panciteria
  22. Mary's Infant General Hospital
  23. Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is Pasig famous for?
    Known as “the green city” for its environment-friendly initiatives led by its local government, Pasig was recognized as one of the most liveable cities in the world in 2013. Its walkable streets and nature parks make it an ideal environment for many young families.

  • What are the famous tourist spots found in Pasig City?
    Historical & Tourist Spots
    • BAHAY NA TISA
    • BITUKANG MANOK
    • CUARTEL DEL GUARDIA CIVIL (Guanio Residence)
    • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL (ICC)
    • DIMAS-ALANG BAKERY
    • MAYBUNGA SAN ANTONIO ABAD CHURCH
    • PASIG CITY MUSEUM
    • PINAGBUHATAN SAN SEBASTIAN CHURCH

  • What is the history of Pasig?
    Pasig was a part before of Rizal province and served as its capital. However in 1975, it was carved out of Rizal and became part of Metro Manila when the Metro manila Commission was created by President Ferdinand Marcos through Presidential Decree 824.

  • Why is Pasig called the Green City?
    Thanks to its progressive environmental policies, Pasig has been dubbed “The Green City”. Some of its local policies include the ban on the use of styrofoam, as well as that of plastic bags on dry goods. Along with cities like Jakarta and Hanoi, Pasig was named one the Ambitious City Promises' model cities.

  • What is the old name of Pasig?
    As time went on, "mapaksik" became "Pasik" then later on "Pasig". This was evident when last 2009, flash floods brought about by the typhoon named Ondoy struck the town of Pasig, among other cities like Marikina and other nearby cities and municipalities, and caused the lost of a lot lives and property.



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Pasig City Famous Landmarks and Historical Places


Here are some of the notable places
 in Pasig City you might not know yet.



Pasig is one of the cities in Metro Manila with rich history. Today, the city's stories can be witnessed by its architecture and historic landmarks. That's why I love to walk around this city. Everything is nostalgic when you visit these places.

Here are the list of notable places and landmarks in Pasig City:

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Pasig Revolving Tower

Originally known as the Mutya ng Pasig Tower, the Pasig Revolving Tower was erected as an 11-storey building in 1974 during the administration of then-Pasig Mayor Emiliano Caruncho Jr. 

The renovated Pasig Revolving Tower in 2019

Situated amidst rice paddies and residential homes, it neighbored the Mutya ng Pasig public market. The tower boasted a unique feature—a revolving restaurant on its topmost floor, making it one of the two such establishments in Metro Manila during that era, the other being at the now-defunct Manila Royal Hotel in Quiapo, Manila.

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The old Pasig Revolving Tower in 2010

In 2006, Mayor Robert Eusebio initiated an architectural and structural assessment of the Pasig Revolving Tower, driven by his background in architecture. The comprehensive study concluded in 2008, laying the groundwork for subsequent renovation efforts. Under the leadership of Mayor Maribel Eusebio, Robert's spouse and also an architect, renovation works commenced in 2015, primarily focusing on interior redesigns across multiple floors while retaining the iconic revolving restaurant on the eleventh floor.

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During the renovation

After extensive renovation efforts, which included interior overhauls and structural enhancements, the Pasig Revolving Tower emerged anew in 2016. The project was completed during Robert Eusebio's second non-consecutive term as mayor, culminating in a grand re-inauguration ceremony held on November 18, 2016. The revitalized tower stands as a testament to Pasig City's commitment to preserving its architectural heritage while adapting to modern standards, offering both residents and visitors a timeless landmark to behold.

Location: Market Ave., Pasig City 
Operating Hours: visitation is upon approval of the management


Pasig City Mega Market (Pasig Palengke)

The Pasig City Mega Market, affectionately dubbed "Pasig Palengke," stands as not only the largest market in the area but also one of the few expansive wet and dry public markets within Metro Manila.

Pasig City Mega Market

Beyond its reputation for fresh produce and local delicacies, the market offers a unique shopping experience, particularly on Wednesdays and Fridays when its third floor transforms into a bustling tiangge. Here, visitors can explore an array of budget-friendly shops offering apparel, shoes, toys, home decor, and more, with prices as low as P50 for a shirt, P100 for a bag, and P300 for a pair of shoes, among other deals and finds.

Location: Market Ave., Pasig City
Operating Hours: 6am to 6pm daily, some stores open outside the designated hours



Pasig City Hall

Built under the administration of Mayor Vicente Eusebio, the 6-story building houses the Pasig City local government offices, the council and the office of the mayor. With its imposing facade and modern architectural design, Pasig City Hall serves as the administrative hub for the local government, overseeing the day-to-day operations and policies that shape the city's landscape. Beyond its functional role, the city hall embodies the city's rich heritage and commitment to progress, symbolizing a nexus where tradition meets innovation.

Pasig City Hall façade

Within its walls, the Pasig City Hall houses various government offices and departments dedicated to serving the needs of its constituents. From issuing permits and licenses to facilitating community programs and initiatives, the City Hall plays a pivotal role in fostering transparency, efficiency, and public engagement. It also has a rooftop where you can get a nice aerial view of the rest of Pasig.

Location: Caruncho Ave., Barangay San Nicolas, Pasig City
Business Hours: 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday


Tanghalang Pasigueño

Tanghalang Pasigueño is a modern building that caters to the culture and the arts of Pasig City. It’s the primary venue for events related to the performing arts. It’s located at the back of the Pasig City Hall and adjacent to the Pasig Revolving Tower.

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Tanghalang Pasigueño

Aside from being Pasig’s main venue for culture and the arts, Tanghalang Pasigueño is also rented to the general public.

Location: Pasig City Hall Complex, Caruncho Ave., Pasig City
Operating Hours: visit via reservation


Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Pasig Cathedral, canonically recognized as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral-Parish, is the Catholic church located in Plaza Rizal, Barangay Malinao, Pasig City in Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral

It is the mother church, and the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Pasig and one of the oldest structures in the city. The church is considered as one of the oldest churches not only in Pasig but in the Philippines.

Location: Caruncho Ave., Pasig City



Pasig City Museum

The Pasig City Museum is a historic house museum in Pasig, Metro Manila in the Philippines. The museum is housed in the old Concepcion Mansion, owned by the former mayor of Pasig, Don Fortunato Cabrera Concepcion who served from 1918 to 1921.

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Pasig City Museum

The first-time I was able to get in to the museum is during my high school days way back in 2004. Since then, the museum was painted a few times with different shades of color.

Location: Plaza Rizal, F. Concepcion, Pasig City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8AM to 5PM
Entrance: Admission is free, but donations are accepted



Old Rizal Provincial Capitol

The old Rizal Provincial Capitol, situated in Barangay Sta. Rosa, stands as a testament to Pasig's historical significance as the former capital of Rizal province before its integration into Metro Manila municipalities.

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Old Rizal Provincial Capitol Today

Constructed during the tenure of Governor Jose Tupas, who served from 1906 to 1909, the capitol building served as the epicenter of provincial governance for over fifty years. Its halls echoed with the jubilance of community festivities, including the renowned Pasig Carnival, immortalized in Nicanor Abelardo's musical opus, the "Mutya ng Pasig" (Muse of Pasig).

Amidst the turmoil of World War II, the old capitol underwent a somber transformation, becoming a makeshift prison under Japanese occupation. Despite surviving the ravages of war, the provincial administration opted to relocate to a property along Shaw Boulevard, generously donated by the Ortigas family in 1950. Subsequently, the once vibrant capitol grounds transitioned into the industrial precinct of American Machinery Parts, Inc., fondly known as AMPARTS, persisting as the AMPARTS area even after the company's cessation of operations.

Today, the dilapidated remnants of the former capitol stand as silent witnesses to bygone eras, nestled in a serene enclave near the Marikina River. Despite the allure of its historical intrigue, access to the site remains elusive, thwarting

Many times I wanted to go inside but all of my attempts weren't successful.

Location: Lopez Jaena, Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Pasig City
Operating Hours: none


Prima 1, 2 & 3

Prima 1 & 2

Prima 1 and 2 Building houses the famous cinemas back in the days. Unfortunately, due to the change of economy, the owner was forced to make it a rental commercial space instead.

Today, the 2 cinemas are being used by a Christian church Conqueros for Christ Church and a storage facility named Securage.

Prima 3 today

On the other hand, the biggest of 3, Prima 3, which used to be a top cinema house in Pasig in the past is now a commercial space where you can see top foodchain in the Philippines. 

Location: Prima 1&2 is located along F. Manalo St. while Prima 3 is along Caruncho Ave., in Brgy. Bambang, Pasig City
Operating Hours: depends on the establishment


Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig 

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig is a local university run by the Pasig City government in the Philippines. Established on March 15, 1999, through City Ordinance No.11, series of 1999, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP) stands as a testament to Mayor Vicente "Enteng" P. Eusebio's vision and Pasig City's Development Plan. For Mayor Enteng, the founding of PLP was the realization of a long-cherished dream, marking a crucial step towards addressing the city's socio-economic challenges through education.

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Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP)

Mayor Enteng firmly believed in the transformative power of education to uplift Pasiguenos and alleviate poverty in the new millennium. With PLP, he saw an opportunity to provide quality education as a tool for progress, shaping a brighter future for the city's residents. This dedication to education as a cornerstone of development remains a lasting legacy of Mayor Enteng's vision.

Following the granting of authority by the Commission on Higher Education on March 9, 2000, PLP officially opened its doors on June 14, 2000. Initially offering six degree programs, including education, business administration, hospitality management, and information technology, PLP steadily expanded its offerings to include programs like Electronics and Communications Engineering and Nursing in subsequent years, further solidifying its commitment to providing diverse and relevant educational opportunities.

Location: 12-B Alcalde Jose, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm


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Rizal High School

Rizal High School (Filipino: Mataas na Paaralang Rizal) or commonly known as RHS an institution of secondary education based in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines, has been listed as the “largest secondary school in the world” since 1993 by the Guinness Book of World Records until 2005 when City Montessori School in Lucknow, India held the title of the world's biggest school, when it had 29,212 pupils, beating Rizal High School in Manila, Philippines, which had 19,738 pupils.

Rizal High School

The school was named after the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Notable graduates of the institution include former Senate presidents Neptali Gonzales and Senator Jovito Salonga, former Senator Rene Saguisag, Maestro Lucio San Pedro, and National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco to mention a few.


Location: Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Pasig City
Opening Hours: 6am to 6pm


Fashion Circle

Located on A. Mabini Street in Kapasigan, Fashion Circle Dept Store stands as one of the oldest department stores in the area, boasting a four-story building brimming with a diverse array of merchandise. From trendy apparel to essential home appliances and necessities, Fashion Circle caters to a wide range of shopping needs, offering a convenient one-stop destination for patrons seeking quality goods.

Fashion Circle

Patrons can browse through a variety of items including clothing, appliances, home essentials, toys, and other useful products, making Fashion Circle a go-to spot for both everyday necessities and special purchases. Even in the present day, the establishment adheres to traditional methods of issuing transaction receipts, opting for handwritten records of each item purchased rather than the printed receipts commonly utilized in malls or supermarkets.

Location: A. Mabini Street, Pasig City
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm daily


Plaza Rizal

Plaza Rizal stands as a testament to Pasig City's rich history and cultural heritage. Named after the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, this iconic plaza serves as a focal point for community gatherings, leisurely strolls, and cultural events. With its lush greenery, ornate landscaping, and elegant sculptures, Plaza Rizal provides a serene oasis amidst the bustling urban landscape, inviting residents and visitors alike to pause and reflect on the city's past while embracing its vibrant present.

Plaza Rizal

Surrounded by historic landmarks and modern amenities, Plaza Rizal embodies the essence of Pasig's evolution from a colonial outpost to a thriving metropolis. From the tranquil ambiance of its shaded benches to the vibrant energy of its bustling market stalls, the plaza encapsulates the diverse tapestry of Pasig's cultural fabric. Whether one seeks a moment of solitude, a place for social gatherings, or simply a scenic spot to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, Plaza Rizal offers a timeless sanctuary in the heart of the city.

Location: San Jose, Pasig City


Panaderia Dimas-Alang

Panaderia Dimas-Alang is the first known bakery in Pasig which was put up in the year 1919 by Ambrosio Lozada – the father of the internationally known violinist Carmencita Lozada.

Panaderia Dimas-Alang

The fact that it shared a pen name with national hero Dr. Jose Rizal all the more establishes its significance in the days when Pasig was starting to carve a name in entrepreneurship.

The bakeshop is located along the busy road of A. Mabini which is a few meters away from C5 Road - Bagong Ilog.

Location: A. Mabini Street, Pasig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 24 hours


Parian Creek or The Bitukang Manok

Parian River, also known as The Bitukang Manok, holds historical significance as the site of Asemblea Magna, where hundreds of Katipuneros, led by Andres Bonifacio, gathered in May 1896.


This river serves as a link between the Pasig River and the Antipolo River, playing a pivotal role in transportation and pilgrimage routes during the 17th to early 20th centuries. Pilgrims from Manila and neighboring towns traversed the Bitukang Manok to reach the Shrine in Antipolo, with the revered image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage passing through this route numerous times.

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Parian Creek today

During the 18th century, the Gremio de Mestizos de Sangley, or Chinese Mestizos, constructed a concrete covered bridge resembling a pagoda over the Bitukang Manok. Initially named Pariancillo Bridge, it was later renamed Fray Felix Trillo Bridge in honor of Pasig's esteemed pastor, reflecting the rich cultural and historical tapestry woven along the river's banks.

Parian Creek from Kapasigan to Pinagbuhatan


Bahay na Tisa

Bahay na Tisa proudly stands as the oldest bahay na bato in existence, bearing witness to over a century and a half of the city's rich history. Constructed in the early 1850s by Don Cecilio Tech y Cabrera, this architectural gem has been a cherished abode for seven generations of the Tech family, serving as both a home and a living archive of Pasig's past. Within its venerable walls, the Bahay na Tisa has silently observed and endured through significant historical events, bearing testament to the enduring legacy of the city and the nation.

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Bahay na Tisa

Today, the direct descendants of Don Cecilio continue to reside within the hallowed halls of the Bahay na Tisa, preserving not only their familial heritage but also the cultural and historical significance of this esteemed structure. With its timeless charm and steadfast presence, the Bahay na Tisa stands as a poignant reminder of Pasig's colonial legacy and serves as a beacon of resilience and continuity amidst the ever-changing landscape of the city.

Location: P. Gomez St, Pasig City


Heritage House of Raymundo Family

Just next behind Plaza Rizal is the Raymundo House, which has capiz windows on its two sides that face the streets. According to Tutay Raymundo, this was her family's ancestral house. Her great-grandfather, Julio Raymundo, was the first Mayor of Pasig. Julio's son, Cipriano, also served as a mayor.

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Raymundo House

A lady named Liz Selavan Odnumyar recalls that the house used to have a bakery, Panaderia El Pasig, on the ground floor. The bakery was said to have been founded in 1913. Interestingly, Baltazar Raymundo, who founded the Panaderia El Pasig, was the brother of Teresa Raymundo, whose daughter, Felisa Santos, owned Panaderia Dimas-Alang (more on this later). Rolando Magallon, a former baker of Panaderia El Pasig, said that the bakery closed down in the 1990s.


The Raymundos of Pasig are related to the Raymundos of Pateros.


Santa Ana House

The Santa Ana House looks similar to the Concepción Mansion (today's Pasig City Museum). It has a relief of Dr. José Rizal with the motto, "Aut Vincere Aut Mori (Either to conquer or to die)".

Santa Ana House

My favorite house is the Alba-Javier House, an early 20th century house with steps on the side leading to the second floor. It is not in the best condition currently as the house has been repurposed as a car wash shop.

Ijust hope the owners of these old but beautiful houses would continue taking care of these prized structures.

LocationDr. Sixto Antonio, Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City


Guanio House

Standing out along Burgos Street is a yellow heritage house known as the Guanio House. The house served as the “Cuarteles del Guardia Civil” or barracks of the civil guard.

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Guanio House

The house is still being utilized by its private owners.

Location: 1 A P Burgos Street Corner Plaza Street, Brgy. San Jose, Pasig City


Colegio Del Buen Consejo

Colegio del Buen Consejo is one of the oldest Private School in the City ofPasig. It celebrated its Centennial Year in 2009; to date 103 years old on April 26, 2012 on the Feastday of Our Lady of Good Counsel. It is located at the heart of the city making it accessible to its growing clientele.

Colegio Del Buen Consejo

The Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC) runs the school which was an exclusive Catholic – Educational institution for girls before, but now CO-ED. It caters to Pre-Elementary students, Grade School and Secondary Level.

Intensified efforts are made to improve the school operation through the on-going personnel, students and parents formation programs and improvement of facilities to continuously upgrade instruction and quality service to its clientele.

It is the first Girls School in Pasig.


Location: A. Luna corner R. Jabson Streets, Malinao, Pasig


Pasig Catholic College

Pasig Catholic College is a private educational institution located in Pasig, Philippines and was founded by CICM fathers in 1913.

Pasig Catholic College

It is the cathedral school of the Diocese of Pasig and a part of the Pasig Diocesan School System and the Manila Archdiocesan Parish and School Administration.

It is the first Boys School in Pasig.

Location: Justice Ramon, R. Jabson Street, Pasig



Ado's Panciteria

Ado’s Panciteria known to be the “The original Pancit with Chicharon” was established in 1952 by the late Librado “Ado” Castillo.

Ado's Panciteria

What started as a small family business is now one of the landmarks here in Pasig City.

Before Ado’s Panciteria was recognized, Mang Ado had a barber shop. Beside his Barber shop was a small panciteria run by his Chinese friend. He usually would watch his friend cook. This started his interest in noodles.

Mang Ado

His friend’s panciteria did not bloom, and that marked the start of his own panciteria. With the help of his wife and his eleven kids, Ado’s Panciteria started! At first the barber shop and the panciteria stood together but as more people enjoyed this unique pancit, the family decided to concentrate on it.

Mang Ado taught his kids the importance of good service and maintaining the quality of their products. From Bihon they added a few more noodles, all topped with the yummy and crunchy chicharon!

Years passsed by, more and more avid customers enjoyed every munch of Mang Ado’s Pancit. People in Pasig started to talk about the great food they serve and from a small Panciteria they were able to expand to cater more customers not only from Pasig but to other areas as well.


At present Ado’s Panciteria is still here and continuously growing. The same recipe, a different look but the same concepts to be of good service to every hungry pallete.

Location: 126 R. Jabson Street, Malinao, Pasig City
Operating Hours: 6:30am to 12am daily



Mary's Infant General Hospital

There are many stories about it, there are as many accidents at the foot of the bridge or before going down the bridge because motorists are said to see something, so when you pass by it, just slowly blow the horn.

Mary's Infant General Hospital as seen from San Joaquin-Bambang Bridge

Location: 49, A. Luna Street, Sumilang, Pasig City
Operating Hours: Permanently Closed



Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters

Don Fortunato Concepcion donated the land and building of the Rizal Council Boy Scouts Headquarter. This edifice provided the prestige of the Rizal Province as the first class council and signaled a great stride in the advancement of the Scouting movement.

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Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters

This building was constructed in January 1949 and was completed and made ready for occupancy in one and a half month’s time.

Conferences, inductions, trainings and other activities were held in the Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters. There were also major decisions discussed, decided, approved and implemented within its Conference Hall. It really played an important role in the development of Scouting in Pasig.

LocationCaruncho Ave, Pasig City


Notable Places and Landmarks in Pasig

To summarize this list, here are the famous landmark in Pasig:
  1. Pasig Revolving Tower
  2. Pasig Mega Market
  3. Pasig City Hall
  4. Tanghalang Pasigueño
  5. Immaculate Conception Cathedral
  6. Pasig City Museum
  7. Prima 1, 2 and 3
  8. Old Rizal Provincial Capitol
  9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP)
  10. Rizal High School
  11. Fashion Circle
  12. Panaderia Dimas-alang
  13. Rizal Plaza
  14. Parian River or The Bitukang Manok
  15. Bahay Na Bato
  16. Heritage House of Raymundo Family
  17. Sta. Ana House
  18. Guanio House
  19. Colegio Del Buen Consejo
  20. Pasig Catholic College
  21. Ado's Panciteria
  22. Mary's Infant General Hospital
  23. Rizal Boy Scout Council Headquarters


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is Pasig famous for?
    Known as “the green city” for its environment-friendly initiatives led by its local government, Pasig was recognized as one of the most liveable cities in the world in 2013. Its walkable streets and nature parks make it an ideal environment for many young families.

  • What are the famous tourist spots found in Pasig City?
    Historical & Tourist Spots
    • BAHAY NA TISA
    • BITUKANG MANOK
    • CUARTEL DEL GUARDIA CIVIL (Guanio Residence)
    • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL (ICC)
    • DIMAS-ALANG BAKERY
    • MAYBUNGA SAN ANTONIO ABAD CHURCH
    • PASIG CITY MUSEUM
    • PINAGBUHATAN SAN SEBASTIAN CHURCH

  • What is the history of Pasig?
    Pasig was a part before of Rizal province and served as its capital. However in 1975, it was carved out of Rizal and became part of Metro Manila when the Metro manila Commission was created by President Ferdinand Marcos through Presidential Decree 824.

  • Why is Pasig called the Green City?
    Thanks to its progressive environmental policies, Pasig has been dubbed “The Green City”. Some of its local policies include the ban on the use of styrofoam, as well as that of plastic bags on dry goods. Along with cities like Jakarta and Hanoi, Pasig was named one the Ambitious City Promises' model cities.

  • What is the old name of Pasig?
    As time went on, "mapaksik" became "Pasik" then later on "Pasig". This was evident when last 2009, flash floods brought about by the typhoon named Ondoy struck the town of Pasig, among other cities like Marikina and other nearby cities and municipalities, and caused the lost of a lot lives and property.



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