Casa Manila Museum

What is it like living in colonial (read: Spanish era) Manila?


We know about Intramuros as the center of Spanish administration in the Philippines, but we have little knowledge on how people have lived inside the Walled City. Thus, Casa Manila came in next in our Museum-A-Month project.


Casa Manila, a “colonial lifestyle” museum, is only a section of Plaza San Luis Complex, a commercial-cultural complex. As with all new structures built within the walls of Intramuros, façades here are based on colonial period designs.


Unfortunately, picture taking is strictly prohibited inside the museum, but visiting it is still worthwhile.

House Rules

Inside, the house is furnished, well done, interesting and well-maintained. You will really see how the wealthy used to live during that time. It has a great collection of antiques, and the rooms are restored to maintain its perfection.

View from the exit door
Plaza San Luis Comple courtyard
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An old stable

After visiting the museum, you can rent a Bambike, a handmade bamboo bicycle, or join their Intramuros ecotour.


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Happy travelers!!


Casa Manila
Plaza San Luis Complex, Corner Real and General Luna Streets, Intramuros, Manila
(632) 527-4084 / (632) 527-4088
Museum Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays (closed on Mondays), 9am to 5:45pm /

Admission Fees:

Php75 Adults
Php50 Students/Faculty Members with ID, and Children below 12 years old


Bambike Ecotours
Plaza San Luis Complex, Corner Real and General Luna Streets, Intramuros, Manila
(632) 525-8289
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 3pm or


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