Casa Manila, Manila

Casa Manila, Manila (must see)

The historic, walled area of the Philippines known as Intramuros contains a number of important relics. Visitors to Manila should plan to devote part of their trip to exploring this .26 square mile area. One of the most interesting structures in Intramuros is Casa Manila.

Casa Manila is a museum that details the colonial history of the Philippines. It is located in a building that was modeled after a mid-19th century home. It was commissioned by Imelda Marcos in the 1980s and designed in the Filipino Colonial architectural style by J. Ramon L. Faustmann.

The interior of Casa Manila is designed to reflect a mid-19th century colonial mansion. It is outfitted with decor that is a blend of Asian and European cultures. Though the three-story home itself is not authentic to the time it reflects, all of the furnishings are antiques that have been saved and restored over the years.

Casa Manila is open daily from 9 AM through 5 PM.

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Sight Name: Casa Manila
Sight Location: Manila, Philippines (See walking tours in Manila)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Manila, Philippines

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

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