The Quezon Heritage House
Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
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I got to visit the Quezon Ancestral House today after having lunch within the premises of the Quezon City Circle! You only have to pay Php10 to get inside so it's something you shouldn't miss!
It's important to note that this isn't the real house. The real one was much bigger. But 60% of the things and furniture inside it are the real deal.
The tour was brief but I enjoyed it so much and learned quit a lot. Kudos to the government for maintaining the place and giving us an opportunity to learn more about history.
It was cool seeing Doña Aurora's diary and seeing one of the children's report card from Assumption. Since I'm an AC girl too, I immediately looked if the writing on it was in our Assumption script! So cool!
Couldn't help but raise a metaphorical incredulous brow when we were brought to what was the driver and maid's area because it's where General Douglas MacArthur's bust was located. The tour guide said that the Quezons displayed the bust as a sign of friendship and respect. I asked if in the original house, the bust was really placed in the driver and maid's area. He said yes. Huh. Maybe I was reading into it too much but.. symbolisms. lol
I also found President Quezon's bed intriguing because it was designed by this Chinese artist (if I'm not mistaken) whose trademark is the squash design on the bed posts. If the bed is owned by a lady, the squash is inverted. If it's a man, it's the right side up. See the photo for a better idea. Haha
It was also quite an experience going down the spiral staircase. It was narrow and the steps were small for my size 9 feet. But it was interesting to count the steps as I went down and finding out what the number meant.
Overall, it's a place that's definitely worth the visit!
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Wow. I was also able to visit the Quezon Ancestral Home for free within the QCMC grounds, imagine, this house once stood in New Manila and brought here piece by piece... Even the swimming pool and the Quezon multi-purpose hall! ️🏻
Lots of things to appreciate aside from the colorful history of MLQ the periodic architecture, the interiors, furniture and spot details... even the machuka flooring is ️️️ so you really gotta see it for yourselves and feel the era and nostalgia with the help of the tourguide of course
Great effort by the QC government to revive its tourism... In this age where people are more adventurous on travels and trips, it's about time to show the rich heritage, history and legacy of what was once the capital city ️🏻
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The Quezon Heritage House is the actual house of the Quezons which was transferred to QMC. 60% of what you see in the house is the actual fixtures, furnitures, tiles, bedsheets, etc.
The house was well-maintained. And if you decide to visit, PLEASE be wary of where you put your hands. Hahaha. You know when in musuems, you aren't supposed to touch anything? Yes, same goes with this house.
I am absolutely amazed on how the QC gov't was able to retrieve some stuff like Doña Aurora's journal, an antique mirror cabinet, MLQ's clothes, guns, and luggages.
There will be a guide that will tour you around the house and give trivia once in a while. There is no fee but you can drop some donations when the tour ends.
Unfortunately, I was not able to get the hours that they open. We got in around 9am though.
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