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Casa Manila, Manila

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Get a good look at the lifestyle of Manila's 19th-century aristocracy at Casa Manila. The replica of the original San Nicolas house (1850) was designed during the 1980s by Imelda Marcos. Visit the colonial stone-and-wood building to learn about the history of the residence and the particular era of its origin. Inside, you'll see a whole host of original period objects, including furniture and paintings. Take a break in the central courtyard and soak in the colonial ambiance. Add Casa Manila to your Manila travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Manila trip planner.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Oldest part of Manila going back to the Spanish occupation kept very well with old cafe's nearby serving traditional food  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This place exhibits the life in colonial Manila. Although this building only exhibits the affluent family dwelling during that period.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    You gain an insight into life in the Philippines many moons ago. The items and building are well maintained unlike some other places I visited later.  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful place. Certain area can't take photo. Bamboo bicycle so interesting.
  • June 28, 2017
    Interesting to see how the colonialists lived. Not air conditioned but well ventilated and provides slight relief from the heat
  • March 15, 2017
    Great ambiance from a different era.
  • November 8, 2015
    So beautiful. Cute cafe. Nice restaurant. Well laid out reproduction house and museum that gives a great feel for old colonial times. All set in cute little alleyways and through archways and tiny courtyards.
  • July 21, 2016
    Enjoy the music, dance and their buffet food. Reservations is recommended.

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