Although the village of Las Pinas, 12 miles (20km) from the
centre of Manila, has now been swallowed up in the suburban sprawl
of the city, it has kept its character and is a favoured stop on
most tours of Luzon because of its famous bamboo organ. The organ
is housed in the San Jose Church, and has a very unique sound that
draws international organists here every year in the second week of
February for an Organ Festival. Another attraction at Las Pinas is
the Sarao Jeepney Factory, where visitors can watch these unique
Filipino vehicles being assembled and learn how they came to be the
favoured form of transportation on the islands.
Transportation: Half-hour bus journey from the city centre Opening Time: San Jose: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm. The
organ can be viewed Monday to Friday from 8am to
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