Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila
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Vigan? Nope just intramuros
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In the 1970s, the Intramuros Administration marked out a historical district in Intramuros and called it Barrio San Luis, named after one of the original barrios of old Intramuros. At the heart of San Luis are five colonial houses: Casa Blanca, Casa Urdaneta, El Hogar Filipino, Los Hidalgos, and Casa Manila.
Casa Manila is a replica of an 1850s San Nicolas District residence that was originally located along Calle Jaboneros in Binondo. According to our tour guide, it's actually just a third of the size of the original structure, so you can just imagine how HUMONGOUS it really was as the current structure is already huge.
The construction was spearheaded in the 1980s by then First Lady, Imelda Marcos.
Conceptualized as a lifestyle museum, it showcases furniture from the colonial era, amassed from different ancestral houses, one of which was the Hidalgo house in Quiapo, which was demolished during road expansion and construction of the Nagtahan flyover.
Walking around the house gives one a glimpse of the grand and opulent lifestyle of the Filipinos at the time, brought about by new found wealth from the trading industry. It typifies the house of the Filipino Ilustrado.
To everyone who is fascinated with our past and our history, this is a must place to visit. PhP75 lang ang entrance for adults! And PhP50 for kids, seniors, and students!
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