Makati is one of the 16 smaller cities that culminate into Metro Manila, Philippines. Located just 17km away from Makati, in the city of Intramuros, is the famous Casa Manila Museum; dedicated to the lavish lifestyle of the Spanish colonists that resided in Philippines. For centrally located services apartments, make a reservation at Somerset Millennium Makati; one of the most recommendable Manila serviced residences.
The Spanish colonists who resided in Manila during the Spanish era of Philippines were known for their lavish and opulent lifestyle. With enough wealth and riches, these people lived a grand life during the 19th Century. The Casa Manila Museum was established for the purpose of giving its visitors a glimpse of this lifestyle, so that they may understand the comforts and grandeur that these people enjoyed. Housed in a replica of an 1850’s San Nicholas House, with imposing stone structures and stunning exterior beauty, the Casa Manila Museum is sure to be a treat to any lover of colonial history.
The Casa Manila Museum was built by Imelda Marcos, and is probably the best place to understand the lifestyle of the Spanish colonists who resided in Philippines. The interior architecture of the museum itself is designed on the houses of the Spanish colonists, with grand wooden staircases, beautifully designed door and window frames, tall pillars with intricate carvings, spacious rooms, rich Philippine wooden columns and beams, and antique furniture. Valuable china, cutlery, and other daily essentials used by the Spanish colonists can also be seen at the museum. A walk through the museum will give you a glimpse of what it was like to live amongst all these comforts and conveniences. The museum also houses a range of rare statues and sculptures made of ivory, stone and other materials.
If you wish to experience the lavish life in the day of a Spanish colonist who lived to flaunt his wealth and property, then the Casa Manila Museum is the place to be.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.