While Manila is steeped in history, the Philippine capital is also very much a modern metropolis and art lovers have many contemporary art galleries that they can visit in order to view and purchase some truly avant-garde works. Before embarking on your gallery tour make sure you find a well placed hotel in Manila from which to set off on your many adventures. Looking out across Manila Bay, The Heritage Hotel Manila is one such Manila hotel that makes an ideal base for business and leisure travellers alike. One of the best places to view modern art is at the Manila Contemporary which features creations from local artists as well as those from Southeast Asia. It also hosts a variety of exhibitions on such themes as religion and love and offers a unique viewing experience. The Tin-Aw Art Gallery is another spot worth visiting on your contemporary gallery tour and offers a trendy hangout spot as well. The Blanc Peninsula Manila which has two other sites in Metro Manila and Pablo’s are among the other galleries you can head to when in the capital.