The ManiLakad Tour: Walk through the Remnants of Old Ermita and Malate

Walk further and you’ll  find several antique shops along the same street, one of them owned by Direk Floy Quintos.

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

The antiques here represent our culture, mostly of the Northern heritage, including statues of anitos, musical instruments, old paper money, religious artifacts, and more.

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

JP, our guide, told us that before we had Kultura in the market, Tesoro’s was the hit souvenir shop of the affluent people in Manila. You can take delight in pearl ornaments, dream catchers, sombrero and abaniko, and other locally-made stuff here!

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

Beside Tesoro the souvenir shop is Casa Tesoro, which is an art gallery. There are several shows here every now and then, so you’ll have something to look forward to at every visit! Once you step inside, you will also find a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and pub with amazing interiors and good food – just turn right after entering!

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

Casa Tesoro, on the other hand, has displays mostly from the Southern heritage, like this sarimanok.

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

Outside, one popular food joint you will find in the area is Calle 5, perfect for a round of beer with your buddies!

Manilakad Tour Ermita-Malate

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