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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Manila skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Manila architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Manila are included on this list. Information about these Manila buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Manila and older historic landmarks.

List buildings range from The Gramercy Residences to The Stratford Residences.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Manila?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Manila. Famous architectural houses within the city of Manila are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
1322 Golden Empire Tower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Manila Buildings & Structures
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1322 Golden Empire Tower


1322 Golden Empire Tower is a 57-storey residential skyscraper in Manila, Philippines. It is owned by Moldex Land, Inc., part of the Moldex Group of Companies. Standing at 203 meters, it is the tallest building in the City of Manila, and is the 12th-tallest building in the country and Metro Manila ...more

City/Town: Manila, Philippines

Opened: Jan 01 2002

Structural Height (m): 203.0

Construction Started: 1996

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Government Service Insurance System HQ


Giant HQ Complex awarded an Owens-Corning Fiberglas Energy Conservation award in 1983 ...more

City/Town: Manila, Philippines

Opened: Jan 01 1984

Created By: The Architects' Collaborative

Malacañang Palace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Manila Buildings & Structures
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Malacañang Palace


The Malacañan Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines. The original structure was built in 1750 by Don Luís Rocha as a summer house along the Pasig River. It was purchased by the state in 1825 as the summer residence for the Spanish ...more

City/Town: Manila, Philippines

Opened: Jan 01 1750

Created By: Luis Rocha

Manila City Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Manila Buildings & Structures
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Manila City Hall


Manila City Hall is located in the historic center of Ermita, Manila. It is where the Mayor of Manila holds office and the chambers of the Manila City Council. It was originally intended to be a part of a national government center envisioned by Daniel Burnham in the 1930s. Although the dream plan ...more

City/Town: Philippines

Opened: Jan 01 1939