Cityonfoot: Pinaywife Venturing to Quiapo Manila Part 2

This is the second part of my Quiapo on foot post. We've been to Villalobos St. and had our fill of crafting and jewelry materials. Str... thumbnail 1 summary

This is the second part of my Quiapo on foot post. We've been to Villalobos St. and had our fill of crafting and jewelry materials. Stroll down to Echague/ Carlos Palanca St., here we can find lots of general merchandise stores selling household appliances, kitchen stuff, light fixtures at low low prices.

Along Echague you can also find banks (PSBank, Equitable, BDO, BPI) and some pawnshops and paid parking spaces. At the intersection of Villalobos and Echague there is a small wet market selling seafoods. A little walk towards "Ilalim ng tulay" there are small shops selling "ukay-ukay"/ second hand clothing. (Shirts go for as low as P20, shorts for around P50.. if you're lucky you can chance upon newly opened "ukay" and find nice bedsheets/comforters..)

Once you've reached "Ilalim ng Tulay" you'll discover numerous stores bursting with native Filipino handicrafts right under the bridge. You'll find walis tambo, decors made of shells, abaca handicrafts.

If you also want to experience Filipino craftmanship in airconditioned atmosphere proceed to Balikbayan Handicrafts (#3 - see map) near Basan St. Most of the items here are almost like the one's outside, but they are well crafted, hence pricier!

Take a short stroll towards the building between Norzagaray and Arlegui (#4 - see map), inside the building you'll find shops selling swarovski and freshwater pearls. There are a lot of shops around Quiapo selling swarovski and freshwater pearls but I'm mentioning this place because shops here offer the cheapest prices.

Another block (Hidalgo St.) with Greenwich in the corner there's a lot of stores selling pirated DVD's, MP3's.. Get under the underpass and find more stores here. I used to be so scared of this place, but now its safer to walk around here coz there are a lot of stores now and its well lighted.

Next cityonfoot post: Hidalgo St. - Photographer's Haven

Read: Pinaywife Venturing to Quiapo Manila Part 1




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