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Casa Manila

General Luna St. | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
2-527-4084
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Ranked #13 of 79 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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14 helpful votes 14 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Intro | Get ready to be greeted by very elaborately decorated exterior Philippino restaurant. Driving by this place always somehow manages to catch my attention, whether during the day or at night. But be prepared for a string of disappointment once you step into the shop. Where should I begin… First off, I was greeted by very friendly staff, but... More

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Manhattan, KS
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68 helpful votes 68 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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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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Makati, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This review is going to sound a bit self serving because I'm a professional tour guide and I'm about to advise you to get one but you simply won't be able to enjoy this attraction without a tour guide--and you'll need a good one at that. But first things first: what is Casa Manila? Well, Casa Manila is a Spanish... More

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Ottawa,Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This little museum is a former house of rich people. It is located just across the street from San Augustin and within the in yard of a nice little hotel (Where I would likely stay if I am back in Manila one day)

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Luzon, Philippines
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you're a foreigner or a non-resident of the Philippines, give Casa Manila a go. It's just across the historic San Agustin Church (a UNESCO World Heritage site). It gives a glimpse of how the elite lived during the Spanish Colonial times in the Philippines. It's a large, beautifully restored colonial house. Red carpet is laid out to serve as... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Perfect tourist destination for locals, balikbayans and foreigners alike. Not to be missed. Don't forget to grab a leaflet to better appreciate the significance of each room or fixture. Photography prohibited and visitors are not allowed to step off the red carpet.

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