Casa Manila
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This replica of a mid-19th century house showcases the opulence of the former Filipino aristocracy.
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines10,062 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice house in Old Spanish style
    This museum located just a stone throw away from the San Agustin Church in Intramuros represents the typical house of rich Filipinos in Manila during the Spanish era. It's got a lovely porch with a small fountain, some elegant rooms made of wood, a nice kitchen, stone staircases, etc. Undiscounted entrance fee is Php 75 for adults. You can take photos inside but with no flash, and you are to walk only on carpeted paths. No video recording allowed. Annexed to it is Barbara's Heritage Restaurant, the Insituto Cervantes, and Casa Blanca. Visiting these places is like traveling back in time. 😀
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Residence with many stairs.
    Our guide explained that the Casa was residence to an affluent Filipino family during the period of Spanish colonialism. Wonderful historic building complex with architecture displaying the Spanish influence. The house showcases the former lifestyle of the residents with elaborate decor including gilded furniture, chandeliers, carved traceries, ceramics, a carved bed, Kama ni Ah-Tay, named after the artisan that carved it, and so many more treasures. We could easily have spent a half day here rather than the rushed and perfunctory visit with a tour.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Bontaks Travels
    Sydney, Australia637 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time well spent and a blast from the past
    Casa Manila is a recreation of a home of an affluent Filipino family during the late Spanish colonial period. The decor is late 19th century when the furnishings were sourced from Europe and China, as was the fashion at the time. So shiny with all the polished wood! And it cost a whole $2 AUD for entry – bargain! I am a big fan of seeing the ‘upstairs/downstairs’ comparison, and this casa also showed the kitchen and lavatory, which is always interesting! We visited on our own rather than with a tour, which meant we could take our time, taking pictures as we went. A visit to Casa Manila is time well spent. BONTAKS TRAVELS
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Bontaks Travels
Sydney, Australia637 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Casa Manila is a recreation of a home of an affluent Filipino family during the late Spanish colonial period. The decor is late 19th century when the furnishings were sourced from Europe and China, as was the fashion at the time. So shiny with all the polished wood! And it cost a whole $2 AUD for entry – bargain! I am a big fan of seeing the ‘upstairs/downstairs’ comparison, and this casa also showed the kitchen and lavatory, which is always interesting! We visited on our own rather than with a tour, which meant we could take our time, taking pictures as we went. A visit to Casa Manila is time well spent.

BONTAKS TRAVELS
Written 22 April 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Our guide explained that the Casa was residence to an affluent Filipino family during the period of Spanish colonialism. Wonderful historic building complex with architecture displaying the Spanish influence. The house showcases the former lifestyle of the residents with elaborate decor including gilded furniture, chandeliers, carved traceries, ceramics, a carved bed, Kama ni Ah-Tay, named after the artisan that carved it, and so many more treasures. We could easily have spent a half day here rather than the rushed and perfunctory visit with a tour.
Written 19 December 2023
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India23,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It is locatd next to San Augustin Church in a historic walled city of Intramuros. It is all about the lifestyle of affluent Filipinos during conolial Spainish rule.
Written 24 October 2023
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines10,062 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This museum located just a stone throw away from the San Agustin Church in Intramuros represents the typical house of rich Filipinos in Manila during the Spanish era. It's got a lovely porch with a small fountain, some elegant rooms made of wood, a nice kitchen, stone staircases, etc. Undiscounted entrance fee is Php 75 for adults. You can take photos inside but with no flash, and you are to walk only on carpeted paths. No video recording allowed. Annexed to it is Barbara's Heritage Restaurant, the Insituto Cervantes, and Casa Blanca. Visiting these places is like traveling back in time. 😀
Written 28 August 2023
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Ryan
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I really like the place, it has so much to offer. Once you enter inside the casa, you can really feel the way of life of the people who used to live here. It's unfortunate that videos are not allowed inside, but taking pictures is permissible.
Written 23 June 2023
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Seope
Manila, Philippines5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Where is this place located, I want to go there. how much budget do you need to come here?
please help me to explain
Written 1 April 2023
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Chikito
Manila, Philippines213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A nice place to visit if you prefer something nostalgic. The place was wonderfully preserved with nice touch of history and a bit of modern twist. You can try Filipino food and drinks and even rent bamboo bikes as you go down memory lane. Defintely worth visiting!
Written 26 March 2023
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The_Traveling_Expat
Chicago, IL396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It does not take a long time to walk around since the entire thing can be seen in about 15-30 minutes depending on how fast you go. However, it is interesting to see how an upper-class family lived. The only downside is that there are no information cards, but sometimes the guards or workers will explain some items.
Written 24 December 2022
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore1,337 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Visited on a Friday in March - the whole place is virtually deserted on a Friday afternoon . Restaurant , cafe was closed . Museum was closed , gift shops and craft shops people were not keen to welcome visitors . Only facility functioning was the toilet . Appears as though the staff ware not ready to receive tourists or business . Hope they get started up soon .
Written 27 March 2022
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This place is just so educational! Take time to visit it and pay few money to the guard, he can offer so many explanations, it is amazing what is hidden in various objects.
Written 29 January 2021
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