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Manila/University Belt

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Sampaloc is a district in Manila, it got its name from "Sampaloc" Tagalog for Tamarind and Tamarind trees used to grow in this area. The district has witnessed the American colonial troops as well as Filipino revolutions at the turn of the 20th Century.

Get in

Jeepneys run along Espana Boulevard. Also, there is a PNR Train Stop along Espana Blvd. cr. Algeciras St. which lies in Sampaloc, Manila.


  • Dangwa Flower Market.



  • Flowers: Sampaloc is known for its Flower market, during valentine's and All Saint's day and All Soul's Day, it is flocked by people. Open 24 hours.


Sampaloc is famous for its open air lechon (roasted pig) restaurants.



  • Windsor Inn (Maceda St near corner Amoranto St (formerly Retiro St), across 7-Eleven convenience store along Dimasalang St), . Former 4-storey classical architecture mansion of an old-rich Filipino family, which has been transformed into an affordable inn. Sampaloc area is one of the oldest residential areas of old pre-colonial Manila, and today retains much of its uniquely Filipino atmosphere. ₱350.


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