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Casa Manila

General Luna St. | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
2-527-4084
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Ranked #16 of 81 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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Montreal, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I took time out of my busy schedule to visit this beautifully restored house--gives great insight into life of the rich in Manila in the past. The visit took longer than the 10 minutes that the reception had said--that was because I immersed myself into it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I've been to Intramuros many times and each time I come across Casa Manila, it catches me by surprise. Always quiet, calm and pleasant to walk around, enjoy the stone architechture and appreciate the antiques and displays.

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