Shop & dine at Intramuros


There are plenty of al fresco dining spots in Metro Manila. But if you’re looking for a space where you can dine, shop, and enjoy a picnic on weekends, we suggest the Old Manila Eco Market at Baluarte de San Diego, Intramuros, Manila.

The Old Manila Eco Market returned to Intramuros on 21st November and will be open on Saturdays and Sundays until 12th December. Kids and pets are also allowed in, so every member of your family can unwind.


Shop local products


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Eco-friendly, wooden household and personal items
Image credit: Kaway.yan

You’ll find a lot of handy products for daily use at Old Manila Eco Market.

Some stalls sell eco-friendly products such as handmade soaps as well as tumblers, mugs, utensils, and toothbrushes made of wood. To save you a trip to the wet market, fresh produce is also on sale.

Destileria Limtuaco & Co., the oldest distillery in the country, and other homegrown brands have also set up their pop-up stores here.

By buying from the Old Manila Eco Market, you won’t just be exercising healthy and sustainable living. You’ll also be able to support local, small and medium enterprises.


Socially distanced, al fresco dining


Old Manila Eco Market - al fresco dining
Enjoy your food in an al fresco dining space

Image credit: @oldmanilaecomarket

You’ll also be able to enjoy a variety of food at this outdoor market, from Filipino street food to plant-based donuts.

Tourists are free to use the tables around the area but you’re free to bring your own picnic mat. To minimize waste, bringing reusable utensils is also encouraged.

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A busker at Baluarte de San Diego
Image credit: Old Manila Eco Market

While Old Manila Eco Market and Baluarte de San Diego are affordable tourist spots to visit, you’ll be serenaded with busking performances by local musicians as you enjoy your food.


Getting tickets to the Old Manila Eco Market


A ticket to Baluarte de San Diego costs P75 (~USD1.48) but students, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities need only to pay P50 (~USD0.99) each. Vaccinated individuals even get 10% off the regular rate and on all items.

To skip the hassle of queueing, you can get your tickets online by filling up the Intramuros Special Pass form.
Address: Baluarte de San Diego, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Sat–Sun, 8AM-7PM | Closed Mon–Fri
Telephone: (02) 359 7076
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Cover image adapted from: Kaway.yan and @oldmanilaecomarket

 

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