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Pasig City Hall
This modern five-story seat of local governance is located within the heart of the city in barangay San Nicolas. The building consists of approximately 9,000 m of floor spaces. It was completely renovated in 1999 and is continuously being altered and expanded to suit the needs of the community.

The city government transferred to its present site in 1968.

It was originally a two-story structure with 1,200 m of floor area. Previously, the municipal hall was located at Plaza Rizal along P. Burgos Street.

Mutya ng Pasig Public Market
This market was named the largest single public market in the whole country. The three-story public market was originally constructed in 1974 on a 5-hectare lot site adjacent to the city hall complex. It underwent renovations and repairs as well as expansion in the early 90s.

At its present size, the market consists of a total land area of 40,698 m, a total building area of 19,475 m, and with about 2,485 fixed stalls (data as of 1995). The third floor of the building is devoted to weekly tiangge held every Saturday. A four-story parking building with a tricycle terminal on the ground floor and commercial spaces for lease complements the public market.

Plaza Bonifacio
Adjacent to Plaza Rizal is Plaza Bonifacio or the Plazuela. The plaza houses the lone Bonifacio sculpture astride a horse. Gat Andres Bonifacio, the Supremo of the Katipunan, whose mortal remains was lost through time, lies unburied somewhere. He has not been accorded the proper state honors due him for his contribution to history. Thus the City Government of Pasig took the responsibility of building a cenotaph to honor the Supremo.

Concepcion Mansion: Pasig Museum
The Concepcion mansion is located at the Plaza Rizal in barangay San Jose. It was built in 1937 by Don Fortunato Concepcion and was acquired by the City of Pasig in 1980. Previously, it housed the Pasig Library and Museum. In 2001, the building was renovated and was fully devoted to museum - housing various historical artifacts.

During the World War II, the Japanese used the Concepcion Mansion as their headquarters and detention center. On 19 February 1945, the American flag was hoisted atop the tower of this mansion, symbolizing the end of the Japanese occupation of Pasig.

Today, the Pasig City Museum is a living museum, dynamic and organic component of the very life and aspiration of the people of Pasig. It is the repository of Pasig's culture, tradition and history. the main feature of the museum is a walk through Timeline History of Pasig from the early settlers to the more recent times. This is capped by the sites and landmarks evolution through the ages. The museum also has its own audio visual room which can also be converted into an exhibit area.

The collection of the Pasig City Museum comprises the core of its most dynamic and organic relation with the community and society. As its main component attraction, the collection consists of varying objects, memorabilia and artifacts, bearing historic and contemporary significance. These collections are organized in specific exhibit areas corresponding to periods of historical development of Pasig. Permanent museum collection includes the following: Natural Science Collection, Sites and Landmarks Evolution Through the Ages & Other Photos, Philippine Coins and Paper Money,Center for Pasig Heritage Studies, Valentin Cruz Room, Guillermo E. Tolentino Room, and Araw ng Pasig Exhibits.

Immaculate Conception Parish (ICP) Church
This is the first Marian Parish in the Philippines. The Augustinian Missionaries founded it in 1572. The present stone church of the ICP was built between the years 1722 to 1762.

The original patroness of the church was the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1573) whose feast falls on July 2. The title of Immaculate Conception was only recognized on 25 April 1587.

Plaza Rizal
Formerly known as Plaza dela Paz is located in front of the ICP Church. Built in memory of Dr. Jose Rizal, it serves as a place for relaxation and a venue for cultural activities.

Rizal High School
The Rizal Provincial Government founded Rizal High School (RHS) in October 1902. It was twice sited by the Guinness Book of World as the largest secondary school in terms of student population in 1992 and 1993 when its student population stood at 16,419 and 16,535 respectively.

After the creation of Metropolitan Manila in 1977, the administration and operation of RHS was turned over to the Department of Education, Culture and Sports with assistance and support from the local government.

Bahay na Tisa
This is the oldest house in Pasig located in barangay San Jose built by Don Cecilio Tech y Cabrera in the early 1850s. The direct descendants of Don Cecilio are still in residence.

Every year, on the Sunday after Easter (Domingo in Albis) the sick people of the town gather inside the spacious house to receive the Holy Communion and the benediction of the Parish Priest.

Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc.
The Lopez Memorial Museum and Library was founded on February 13, 1960 by Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr. in honor of his parents, Benito Lopez and Presentacion Hofilena. First established in Pasay City, the museum and library moved to the Benpress Building in 1986 and continues to serve its various publics. Among its offerings are a fine art collection with works by Filipino artists from the 19th century to the contemporary period, and an extensive Filipiniana collection. From works of 19th century Filipino masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo to works of National Artists for the Visual Arts to that of contemporary artists, the Lopez Memorial Museum creates exhibition that explore different aspects of Philippine art, culture and history.

Doña Geronima's Cave
The Doña Geronima's Cave is found in barangay Pineda. One legend speaks that a woman hermit, Geronima, lived there. Another says, the cave is an arch which lead to three smaller arches. These arches served as doors to a stairway leading up the mountain where Doña Geronima's mansion can be found. To old folks, the existence of the cave is a mystery and up to present this cryptic cave continues to intrigues observant commuters who pass by the locale.

Tangahalang Pasigueño (Pasig City Hall Complex, Pasig City)
Formerly the Pasig City Convention Center designed to accommodate seminars, conventions and cultural programs. It is considered to be Pasig’s new seat of culture and the arts. It has function rooms that can house meetings and conferences of private and public entities. Left of the main lobby is Halamanan ni Mutya – an al fresco space with rustic cabanas and pebbled pathways. At the right wing is Pista ng Bayan – a banquet hall complete with a kitchen and exquisite dining furniture. At the center is Asemblea Magna. A grand theater capable of seating 1,300 people and well-furnished to take their breaths away with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.

Rizal Provincial Capitol
Prior to the creation of Metropolitan Manila thru PD 824, Pasig was the capital of Rizal Province and the Rizal Provincial Capitol was the seat of governance. The Capitol building was constructed in 1931 on a ten-hectare lot donated by Ortigas and Company, located along Shaw Boulevard in Barangay Oranbo.

Rainforest Park
This Central Park is an eight-hectare land located at barangay Maybunga used for sports, leisure and educational activities. It includes a water park equipped with cabanas, cottages, kiosks and other resort facilities. In addition to this, there are camping grounds, sports oval, fitness gymnasium, multipurpose center and a forest reserve.

Recently facilities such as a butterfly pavilion, mini zoo, aviary, senior citizen's park, playground and an amphitheater were constructed at the rainforest park.

Ortigas Center (Pasig-Mandaluyong)
It is the second most important commercial and business district (after Makati) in Metro Manila, Philippines. With an area of at least 100 hectares, the district is located at the boundary of Pasig City, Mandaluyong City, and Quezon City. It is governed by Ortigas Center Association, Inc. Home to many shopping malls, skyscrapers, and nightlife bars and restaurants, Ortigas Center is surrounded by the streets of EDSA to the west, Ortigas Avenue to the north, Meralco Avenue to the east, and Shaw Boulevard to the south.

Tiendesitas ("a collection of little stores") is a shopping complex located along the C-5 road in Manila. It began its operations on September 26, 2005 and was developed by Ortigas & Co. Limited Partnership (OCLP). It rivals the highly successful and world-renowned Chatuchak Market of Bangkok. Tiendesitas is a part of Frontera Verde, an interim 18.5 hectare Ortigas Center development project. The complex offers more than 300 parking slots, and is served by jeepneys on C-5 and by buses which stop a short walk from the Tiendesitas gate.

Tiendesitas offerings include native food, fashion wear and accessories, furniture, antiques, handicrafts, personal care and novelty items, pets, plants, and other Philippine–made products.


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