Originally a grandee's summer home on the banks of the Pasig River , Malacanang Palace became the residence of the ... More
Originally a grandee's summer home on the banks of the Pasig River , Malacanang Palace became the residence of the Spanish governor-general in 1863 when an earthquake devastated the Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace) in Intramuros . From then on it has served as the official residence of the country's heads of government, passing on to the Presidents of the Philippines with the gaining of independence. The original 19th-century building was an edifice of singular architectural merit, but that has been all but lost in the many alterations that took place over some 150 years.
How did Manilans live during the Spanish colonial era? Casa Manila Museum housed in an accurate reconstruction of a 19th
century Manila residence gives you an imitation of how life was then. Each room is set up in period ...
Unique in Asia, this was a European style medieval fortified city that functioned as the seat of government from 1571
to 1898. The massive walls stretch some 4.5 kilometers, enclosing a 64 hectare area once occupied by palaces, churches, ...
The original San Miguel Church was constructed in 1630s as an act of gratitude by a Spanish governor general who
had miraculously escaped death on a military campaign. The church also ministered to Japanese Christians fleeing persecution under the ...