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Address: General Luna St. | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-527-4084
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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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Grand lifestyle in the Spanish Era- Casa Manila

If you are interested to know how Filipinos lived during the Spanish occupation Casa Manila is the place to go. See the beautiful wood carvings in the old architecture in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are interested to know how Filipinos lived during the Spanish occupation Casa Manila is the place to go. See the beautiful wood carvings in the old architecture in the windows, stairway...grand living in that era. Be sure not to miss the old style toilets!

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The entrance is very cheap, only 75 pesos, and the museum is a nice way to know how the Spanish wealthy families used to live during the colonial times in Manila. One of the few remains of the Spanish influence in the city after the devastating Battle of Manila during WWII.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting to see the architecture and the different level of class of living during the spanish reign.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walk through the times of tyore. the class, the lifestyle. Casa Manila must have rocked during its hey days!

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Museum proper features the way of living of the well-off Filipinos during the Spanish colonization. Read through the pamphlets they give you in the entrance, lots of interesting facts. The entrance fee is very cheap too! Students even get a half-priced discount. It's a bit hot, especially during the summer, so bring something to cool you down.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Casa Manila meaning Castle of Manila is fine example of colonial era in the Philippines. Well-maintained, nicely displayed information. No photography inside.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When I stepped inside the house after paying the fee it's like I'm transported to the Spanish colonial times. The rooms and beds were very old Spanish. Even the guides were dressed in Spanish clothes. I wish I could take photos but it's strictly forbidden.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An antique-house which gives clearer picture of how well-established people live back then. We're able to visit each part of the house. Each room has an explanation (in Tagalog and English) which helps us to understand what the room was for. Taking photographs is not allowed inside the house, but we can do it outside. There are also bicycle rent... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Casa Manila should not be missed in your Intramuros tour. It depicts a typical "ilustrado" house during the Spanish regime. Every part of the room signifies the economic status of the residents-owners. Check the doors, windows, staircase, furniture, and kitchenware reflecting the old way of affluent living in Manila.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A restored house of old Spaniards living quarters, this house has plenty of antics depicting the old way of rich living. It has plenty of rooms with exquisite furnishing, from the old wooden window frame to splendid decoration, this is a very rich man mansion. With security guards watching you almost at every corner, be mindful not to step out... More 

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