31 July, 2008

Casa Manila Museum Postcard

Located inside Intramuros just opposite the San Agustin Church, Casa Manila is a reconstructed Spanish colonial mansion filled with period furniture and furnishings of Philippine, Chinese and European origins. The last time I visited the museum, I was informed by one of the guards that one of the paintings (he pointed it) in the sale is actually an original work of Juan Luna (complete with the LVNA signature).

Casa Manila Postcard

The facade of Casa Manila was copied from a house (c. 1850) at Calle Jaboneros in San Nicolas. The walls of the ground floors are made of adobe stones (quarried from Bulacan). The uppermost floor, the living quarters, was made of wood.

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