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Syquia Mansion

Address: Corner Quirino Boulevard and Salcedo Street, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #93 of 1,095 things to do in Vigan
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Staines, United Kingdom
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505 reviews 505 reviews
272 attraction reviews
1,073 helpful votes 1,073 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A potentially great house which is steeped in history and shows how the rich lived. The caretaker was quite disinterested and there is a lack of information on what you are seeing, so it would be worth having a local or a guide with you.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Syquia Mansion's name doesn't help with its branding. It's location is also crappy (quite a walk from Calle Crisologo and Plaza Salcedo. It's also hard to find. However, you'll be amazed by the amount of history this place holds. Make sure to get a guide when you walk in. They are a fountain of information and interesting history trivia about... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was amazed of this huge house with 6 bedrooms in it and gigantic mirrors in each. It is so spacious.

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Rizal, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It will give you a glimpse of what it is like to be a wealthy Filipino back in the olden days. Make sure that you have a guide who can tell you the significance of each room otherwise you will just wander around looking at some dusty old things.

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Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a glimpse of what life was like for the wealthy during the Spanish era? The fantasy comes true with a visit to Syquia Mansion. With three senior citizens, I love the fact that the tour guide is knowledgeable, engaging and patient with my oldies’ rambling commentaries and questions. This is their kind of place... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The caretaker is the 4th generation of caretakers for this house. He knows every nook and cranny of the house and its occupants, so you can just imagine how interesting it is to have him for your tour guide.

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Stockton, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a beautiful, historical house and the tour guide takes you through it by yourselves, not in a group.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our visit to the Syquia Mansion was very interesting. A staff from the mansion gave us a tour. The history and the stories he told us was informative. We loved the Luna replicas that were hanging on the walls of the mansion. Trivia, one of the former President Elpidio Quirino grandson still lives there.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Syquias were one of the prominent families in Vigan, and the museum is the best preserved house in Vigan. It is actually a mansion with a stone floored second floor with a fountain! It was also the original Malacanang of the North as this is where President Elpidio Quirino, whose wife is a Syquia, resided when he went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great job in preserving the house just as it was. So much history and culture under one roof. Maybe more story boards around the house just in case visitors would like to tour without a guide.

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