Must-See Cultural and Tourist Destinations in Pasig

Pasig is a city situated on the eastern border of Metro Manila. It was primarily a residential and industrial area, but over the years it developed into a more commercial district. Its numerous malls and entertainment spots have made it a popular stop for the young and hip crowd. Meanwhile, its bustling business district makes it a destination for corporate travelers who are in the country to do work.

However, Pasig City offers more than just the usual mall, bar, and office. If you look deeper you’ll find that the city boasts a trove of cultural attractions that should earn a spot in any traveler’s itinerary. Here are some of them:

The Immaculate Conception Parish Church, founded by the Augustinian Missionaries in 1572, is one of the oldest churches in Metro Manila. It is also the first Marian Parish in the country, whose original patroness was the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Pasig City Museum is a repository of the city’s tradition, culture, and history. It is a living museum that houses the aspirations and very life of the people of Pasig. Its main feature is the Timeline History of Pasig, which shows the development of the city from the time of its early settlers until today. The museum also holds a collection of artifacts and memorabilia of significant historic value. These include the Natural Science Collection, Philippine Coins and Paper Money, and Sites and Landmarks Evolution Through the Ages, to name a few.

Bahay na Tisa is the oldest house in Pasig which is owned by the Tech family. Built around the early 1850s, the house boasts intricate Spanish architecture and sometimes serves as a venue for cultural forums and art shows. On Domingo in Albis (Sunday after Easter), sick people of Pasig receive benediction and Holy Communion from the parish priest here.

The Concepcion Residence is a historic multistory mansion that was used by the Japanese and American as their headquarters during World War II. It is also the place where the American flag was raised on Liberation Day in February 19, 1945. Today, it houses the Heroes Monument – a tribute to the town’s war heroes.

Dona Geronima’s Cave is located in Barangay Pineda. It is a legendary cave in Pasig where the hermit Geronima is said to have lived. Another story says that the cave served as a doorway that leads up the mountain where Dona Geronima’s mansion is found. To this day, it is a mystery that intrigues any visitor who passes by it.