The Parian was the central market of Manila. It can be likened to our modern-day mall. It was here where Chinese merchants traded, and a lot can be bought here such as porcelain, silk, and other luxury goods. Here you can find tailors, studios, painters, bakers, barbers, sculptors, carpenters, printers, silver smiths, blacksmiths, glass smiths, pharmacies, street food stalls, shoemakers, brewers, candle makers, potters, and jewelers.
The Parian was always busy and alive. There were no malls or movie houses during the Spanish colonial era, so it must have been very exciting to visit the Parian!
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