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Address: General Luna St. | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-527-4084
Description: This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the...
This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the former Filipino aristocracy.
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How the merchant class used to live

Extremely well preserved building and interesting displays without too much reading - it explains itself. See other recent reviewers comments. The courtyard cafe is a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Just another example of the huge difference, which apparently has always been the case, of the "haves" and the "have nots". This is all a replica of the original furnishings.

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very well put together, with fantastic furnishings --- you almost expect to encounter a past resident. Not a long stop, but a pleasant experience. Note, no photos inside, but the courtyard is quite picturesque.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Extremely well preserved building and interesting displays without too much reading - it explains itself. See other recent reviewers comments. The courtyard cafe is a pleasant cool stop but I would choose to stop only for drinks the food wasn't that special and rather overpriced. At weekends there are a lot of weddings in the district so the place may... More 

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Warkworth New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A colonial lifestyle museum in downtown Manila features a late 16th to late 19th century mansion built next to the Saint Augustine Church, the principal religious structure in the area started in 1571 when the Spanish established the Philippines as the anchor of their western Pacific Ocean empire. While the competing European powers came around South Africa and across the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Walked through as part of an intramuros tricycle tour. I do enjoy the old buildings. They were setting up for a party or something in 1 of the center areas.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A well preserved former opulent home that is now a museum. It is a good representattion of life in the Spanish colonial days and has been well preserved. They do not allow photographs for fear of damage to the preservation of the property. Lovely courtyard setting to and some great photo opportunities.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Come to this museum, you can see the unique and good architecture of the building museum casa manila. you can find antique things in this museum with historical value.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful house carefully filled with period fin-de-siècle furniture. Imagine you're the honored guest of one of the richest families to town. Or even better, that you're the head of that family. This fabulous might have been yours. No photographs allowed, and security officers watch you like hawks. Apparently a prior houseguest made off with the family jewels. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The museum in Manila house gives a good impression on the living of the rich in 19th century. But you should also not miss the small and cosy restaurants inside the yards.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a place you should visit to see the early lifestyle of the rich, famous and powerful of the formative years of Philippines history. This is an actual house of a very important man. You get a peek at how personal religion was practiced, the influence to different cultures in a Filipino's life from his furniture, his rooms and... More 

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