Casa Manila

Casa Manila

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This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the former Filipino aristocracy.
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,729 contributions
Time travel
Feb 2020
This place is just so educational! Take time to visit it and pay few money to the guard, he can offer so many explanations, it is amazing what is hidden in various objects.
Written 29 January 2021
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Dale10
Mount Abu, India228 contributions
Casa Manila-Intramuros
Oct 2019
Right next to the San Agustin Church is Casa Manila, there are a few restaurants and souvenir shops as well. It has a really pretty ancient fountain in the center.
Written 30 January 2020
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bklynbubba
Brooklyn, NY416 contributions
Go back in time.
Dec 2019
This is an excellent reconstruction of an aristocratic Spanish colonial home. It's filled with details and furniture. I particularly enjoyed the kitchen, and the capiz shell covered windows. It's also interesting to see the similarities between this house and colonial homes in the Americas.
Written 11 January 2020
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Debbie
New South Wales, Australia15 contributions
Blast from the Past
Jan 2020 • Friends
The house on display was very impressive. It wasn't difficult to imagine how a privileged family lived in that kind of house. Signs were very detailed and informative.
Written 7 January 2020
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Red-Stilleto
Philippines11 contributions
Casa Manila
Mar 2019 • Family
Conveniently located inside Intramuros ( the Walled City) and right infront of the gothic San Agustin Church is Casa Manila - which shows the Spanish influence on the Filipino house. This house though would likely be that of an affluent family. Upon entry, you’re greeted by a small water fountain, typically seen Spanish plazas. It’s pleasant to walk around and have a chance to check out some souvenirs in a small store before you make your exit.
Written 29 November 2019
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4,919 contributions
Big house
Nov 2019 • Friends
Interesting house to walk around. Gives you an idea of the size of houses people lived in. It is a furnished house and it is interesting to see all the old furniture in all the rooms. There was nothing standout for me, except for the “double toilet”. Remember to stay on the red carpets, as they try to preserve the wooden floors, which are spectacularly large. Worth a look.
Written 10 November 2019
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Arnold C
San Francisco, CA697 contributions
Excellent Preservation
Oct 2019
The entrance fee i=s 75 pesos but is well worth the price. You can see the furnishings of the period home, bedrooms, kitchen, dining and study areas of the home.
Written 9 October 2019
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RDS61
Chester, UK1,660 contributions
Interesting old house.
Jul 2019 • Solo
The house shows how the wealthy lived in old Manila. Original antique furniture is in each rooms gives one a good idea of the household in the past.
Written 26 July 2019
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia955 contributions
Stunning Antique Furniture
Mar 2019 • Couples
Located within the 64 hectare intramuros area my wife and I visited this as part of a larger tour of this well known tourist area.

My wife absolutely loved the range of antique furniture (a lot of which had been imported from around the world) and we felt it justified the trivial cost of entry (75PP).
Written 28 June 2019
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Mylene E
Manila, Philippines110 contributions
beautiful house from the past
Feb 2019
My family enjoyed walking through the hallways and different rooms of Casa Manila. It gave us a glimpse of how the rich Spanish-Filipino families lived during the olden times. The bedrooms had ornate wooden beds and nice wooden furniture. The dining area had a big dining table and heavy wooden chairs. It even had giant fabric fans above (pulled on the side by helpers) to cool the guests and to shoo away flies. The kitchen showed the utensils used for extensive cooking. The restroom had matching chairs/toilets so that the master of the house could converse with a person while they were both doing their business. We also noticed the alleyways on the side of the house where the helpers called aliping sagigilid would pass to go around the house.
Written 17 June 2019
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