Famous for its many delicious restaurants and posh neighborhoods, Alabang is more than just its expensive zip code. If you’re planning a trip, or even if you’re from around the area, “the south” has a number of places that are worth the excursion. Here are 10 places to visit in and around Alabang:
There are only a few surviving original Art Deco buildings in the city. Today, one of the remaining architectural masterpieces stands in one of Festival Mall’s newest wings.
Formerly known as the Alabang Serum and Vaccine Laboratory (ASVL), the white building with its partially dilapidated sculpture of a naked woman, is visible from the mall’s east wing. The striking ASVL served as a venue for many “miraculous” events where patients suffering from insect bites, cobra attacks, and even tuberculosis would come and receive the lifesaving cure.
Makati isn’t the only city with an amazing skyline. At Nest, Vivere hotel’s roof deck restaurant, you’re not only treated to first-class service and a delicious feast, you also get to enjoy one of the best views of the Alabang skyline and beyond.
The Bellevue Hotel’s Vue Bar doesn’t stop at serving expertly mixed cocktails. If its clever name isn’t enough explanation, Vue is also where you can score a perfect 360 degree view of Alabang. If you’re the type of person who likes to stay in, the breathtaking sight of the city from the 22nd floor will convince you to get partying even once in awhile.
If you’re a resident of Ayala Alabang, a trip to Cuenca park is part of your childhood, or still part of your everyday life. It’s where you can enjoy sports such as football, frisbee and track, or simply sit back, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the view.
The River Park in Festival Mall is surprisingly one of the best places in Alabang to relax and appreciate nature. Despite being part of a giant shopping complex, the River Park’s sprawling greens and excellent integration of water features, makes it a great place to unwind strategically in between the best of both worlds (mall & nature).
St. James the Great Parish is located in the posh neighborhood of Ayala Alabang. It’s a favorite venue for weddings for both residents and non-residents alike. Aside from having ornate artworks in and around the church, it also has a lovely courtyard that is a regular venue for many prenuptial shoots.
If you want to hear mass in Alabang, St. Jerome is a top of mind choice for many residents. Along with its solemn and calm ambience, comes an intricate and beautiful structure well worth the visit.
Since you’re already in the area, there are a few places outside Alabang but still in Muntinlupa that are worth checking out!
This garden cemetery was dedicated to the Japanese soldiers who died during the war. In 1999, the Muntinlupa City Council officially declared the Japanese Cemetery as one of its historical landmarks.
While you’re there, a Filipino-Japanese monument can also be seen in the area.
The Jamboree lake in the the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) compound is considered the smallest lake in the country. The compound was actually a former Japanese Garrison so, historical remnants such as an old canon can be found inside.
The Director’s Quarter is the official residence of the Director of the Bureau of Correction in Muntinlupa. The building was built during 1941 as seen by its pre-war architecture. On January 1999, the city council declared it as one of Muntinlupa’s historical structures. Today, efforts are being made to restore it back to its former glory.
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