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“Grand side of Intramuros”
Review of Casa Manila

Casa Manila
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Private Half-Day Tour of Old Manila
Ranked #9 of 136 things to do in Manila
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Owner description: This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the former Filipino aristocracy.
Manila, Philippines
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“Grand side of Intramuros”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

This old Spanish house replica is a must visit site when taking the Intramuros tour. It shows how the people lived back in the 18th century, its houses a collection of antiques and there is a guide that will explain the history of each pieces you can see inside the house (of course you have to ask is your curios about an item) from the living room, chapel, kitchen bedroom etc.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank cresil
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“A View Into The Past... A Very Rich One”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

There are no pictures to be taken inside the building & one must stick to the red carpets. Do not touch or sit on any of the furniture or ornaments for security is watching you with one eye & texting with the other.
Besides the strict rules, there is a lot of enjoy from the short walk in the 3 storey house. I get a glimpse of a giant Spanish mansion, it's various rooms & their functions. The house actually looks like a real house that someone could have stayed in. The museum has got everything right down to the minute details of ceiling art & small ornaments that enrich the whole experience. There will be signboards to explain the functions of each room.
At the end of the walk is the kitchen where we met a friendly security man who gave us a brief tour of the back area of the house & some background information about Intramuros. He explained everything in fluent English & even showed us the various utensils & tools. Needless to say, I left him a tip.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank JarodYJK
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

for a minimal fee, the typical old, colonial home was worth visiting. it is located across the 17th century old san agustin church. their furniture and fixtures depict distinct filipino character with a touch of spanish influence.

Visited May 2012
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“A Must See!”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Intramuros can't be missed and while there, you are cheating yourself if you don't visit Casa Manila. A spectacular place to visit and take in the ambience of Manila's bygone era of opulance.

Visited May 2012
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“Old house”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is the type of house that you can see in the 1800 in Manila and its called bahay na bato- which is a house made of stone. Only few pieces are in this house and its just a glimpse of what the house before looks like.

Visited April 2012
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