Rajah Sulayman Park, Manila

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Plaza Rajah Sulayman, also known as Rajah Sulayman Park, is a public square in Malate, Manila. It is bounded by Roxas Boulevard to the west, San Andrés Street to the south and Remedios Street to the north. The plaza is considered the center of Malate as it fronts the Malate Church, the main church of the district.The square is named after Rajah Sulayman, the late 16th-century sovereign of the Kingdom of Maynila, who died in the Battle of Bangkusay Channel while resisting invading Spanish troops led by Miguel López de Legazpi.HistoryIn Spanish colonial times, the plaza was a simple open field located between the shores of Manila Bay and the Malate Church, ending at a beach which used to be a popular bathing area. However, during American rule, the plaza was cut off from the coastline due to land reclamation works undertaken for the construction of Roxas Boulevard. The plaza was last renovated in 2002, during the administration of Lito Atienza, as part of a citywide urban beautification program aimed at making Malate a prime tourist area, which involved the installation of a new dancing fountain. A large signaled pedestrian crossing connects the plaza to the Baywalk, which has been criticized for worsening traffic along Roxas Boulevard.
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  • It is a square located between the run Manila Bay in the malate district, main street, Roxas Street and Manila's malate Church. There is a fountain in the square facing the sea, spacious. Placed trees-malate Church side, there was a children's Park. Church before, so there are always human.
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  • Unusual but something there too: in the Catholic Manila a monument for the last Muslim rulers of Manila before the arrival of the Spanish. On the other side of the road, the Baywalk to the walk invites in the evening.
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  • Fronting the Malate church is a bigger plaza. It has a nice fountain close to the Roxas boulevard and the Baywalk. Nice lights during the evening. and much people stayed for relaxation and nice time o...  more »
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  • I liked watching the fountain. It's just a small area though. The space also has a monument of Rajah Sulayman.
  • This is a monument to a very important historical figure about whom every Filipino should know. Rajah Sulayman was the leader of Maynila, a rajahnate state that had already been in existence long before the Spanish colonizers arrived in the islands. Most Filipinos are little aware of our nation's history prior to the colonial period. Many school history books make it sound like there was nothing here prior to the Spaniards' arrival. In fact the islands were home to numerous thriving civilizations with their own language, political system, judicial system, and who engaged in commerce. I am so glad that this monument stands directly in front of Malate Church...
  • It's really nice and at night they have lights. Just be aware of your pockets and watch the roads when you cross.
  • Small park in a good location but smell piss.
  • Sun Ashone tree coverings... Hidden Hot Summer's Beaches !!!
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