Slide background The Philippine Heritage Map is all about Monuments and Sites Mapping and documenting historic places and structures all over the country Photo: Spanish ancestral stone house, by Andrew Russel
Slide background The Philippine Heritage Map is all about Historic Events Making Philippine history accessible to anyone in the world Photo: Capones Spanish-Era Lighthouse in Zambales,
by Eugene
Slide background The Philippine Heritage Map is all about Connections Establishing relationships between different heritage resources Photo: Zamboanga City Hall and Rizal Park, by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ
Slide background The Philippine Heritage Map is all about Standards and Credibility Working with internationally-accepted standards of heritage documentation Photo: Detail of Paoay Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site,
byAdrian Pua
Slide background The Philippine Heritage Map is all about The Filipino People Encouraging and empowering Filipinos to document their cultural heritage Photo: Old Spanish Bridge in Puncan, Caranglan, Nueva Ecija,
by Shubert Ciencia
Pioneering Filipino Digital Heritage

The Philippine Heritage Map is the country's first online information and management portal made specifically to create an authoritative and comprehensive inventory of all heritage structures and historic events in the Philippines. We aim to help promote and protect the unique cultural heritage though a showcase of significant Philippine architecture, historic districts, towns and cities.


The Philippine Heritage Map (also known as the Philippine Inventory of Cultural Properties and Historic Events) is a crowd-sourced repository that is maintained by the local stakeholders, government units, heritage practitioners and volunteers, all working towards preservation of Philippine cultural heritage through proper research, documentation and capacity building. Through a collaborative, grassroots-based framework and approach applied on heritage resource management, we envision on empowerment in relation to preserving Filipino cultural heritage and history.


The Philippine Heritage Map is powered by Arches, an innovative and powerful web platform that incorporates international standards for building an inventory of immovable cultural heritage, historic events and other significant cultural resources. The development of Arches was led by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund. We thank the developers from the Arches Project Team, the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund for their wonderful support during the development and deployment of the Philippine Heritage Map.


About the Data

The Philippine Heritage Map provides information on historic monuments and sites as well as historic events recorded through previous efforts done at the institutional and volunteer levels.


Data entry into the Philippine Heritage Map is still in progress, and all the entries are continuously reviewed. While the data about designated resources are pooled from the records of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the National Museum of the Philippines, plus the data provided by the local/provincial government units and other institutions, we are still gathering more information on status of other cultural properties and presumed historic sites around the Philippines, which were not yet either surveyed or evaluated.


Join The Team!

Grupo Kalinangan is an independent social enterprise composed of cultural heritage practitioners based in Manila. Our objective is to assist the local and national government efforts in identifying their heritage resources for purposes of cultural tourism and heritage conservation. We look for more novel and effective ways and approaches in heritage conservation through the use of information technology, proper research, documentation and capacity building.


We are currently accepting self-motivated and hardworking volunteers (heritage practitioners, cultural officers, tourism officers, architects, software developers, etc.) that would like to help survey and document cultural properties of their own towns and cities through the Philippine Heritage Map. We provide training and workshops for interested volunteers and local government officials. Please contact us at philippineheritagemap@gmail.com



Featured Towns

Silay City Heritage Zone

View the mapped heritage resources within the Silay City Heritage Zone

Romblon, Romblon

View all the mapped heritage structures of the town of Romblon

Santa Ana Heritage Zone

View the mapped heritage resources within the Santa Ana Heritage Zone

Art Deco Town of Sariaya

View the mapped heritage resources within the Art Deco Heritage Town of Sariaya, Quezon

Tayabas City

View the mapped heritage resources within historic city of Tayabas in Quezon