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Casa Manila

General Luna St. | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
2-527-4084
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Ranked #13 of 77 Attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Description: This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the former Filipino aristocracy.
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Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You can ask the guard to tell you the stories and purposes of the items in the museum. We even asked one guard to tour us and he did. We left satisfied.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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265 reviews 265 reviews
109 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Worth the time, if not the money, to see a late 19th Century Philippino home for a well-to-do family. More guards than visitors and they seemed to be very uptight. Made sure no toe stepped off the carpet path and that I saw everything in a very specific order. More supervision than I needed. No more than a 20 minute... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

this is a good place for you to understand the culture and history. Very beautiful? not really but worth a visit

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Tondo, Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I had bigger expectations for Casa Manila when I decided to visit it. Apparently, it didn't live up to the hype when I've read about it. I was expecting it to be more grandeur like the house of the Marcoses in Batac or even the Bahay Nakpil in Quiapo Manila. This one was kind of a letdown, yes it was... More

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Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

こじんまりした博物館で、空調はエアコンがなく、扇風機のみなので、室内はあまり快適ではない。加えて写真撮影が禁止されて、結構警備員が多いので、こっそり撮るのも難しい。写真が撮れないので総合評価は普通にしました。 This iwas a small museum without an air conditioner, so it was not very comfortable inside. In addition, it prohibited from taking a picture and there were a lot of guards, so it was difficult to take a photo secretly. Therefore, I evaluate it normal.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum is very insightful into the lives of the wealthy in old Manila. I felt this was one of the places to give a true sense of the old world grandeur of Intramuros before the bombing. The furnishings and architecture were very beautiful. The one thing I did not quite like is that in every room guards are hovering... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful historical house. Very interesting to look at and learn about the clothes, furniture and customs of a bygone era.

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Manhattan, KS
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was the very first historic house-museum in the Philippines that we have visited. The house is truly elegant and the presentation is simply spectacular. We have visited several house museums in Vigan just a few days later and they all without exception seemed half-abandoned, full of enormous layers of dust and smelled of mildew. Casa Manila stands out as... More

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Bursa, Turkey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It was really interesting to see an old traditional house well preserved. It is located just across the street from San Augustin Church which is a UNESCO Heritage site. There is a restaurant in here, where you can take a good break in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

As a filipino. Seeing an old house is common to us. Its well preserved. I just think the price was not worth it since this is just a short tour of the house. Foreigners would be glad but filipino would complain. Ahaha.

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