Casa Manila is a museum at the Plaza San Luis complex inside the walled city of Intramuros that was made to show how upper-class Filipinos lived during the Spanish occupation in the middle of the 19th century. The museum was completed in the 1980s as a project of then First Lady Imelda Marcos. Casa Manila’s stone-and-wood structure was copied from an 1850s San Nicolas, Manila house once located in Calle Jaboneros.
Typical of an upper-class Filipino home in the 1800’s, the entire museum has many different rooms that depict the colonial lifestyle, as well as antique furniture and utensils. A café and a souvenir shop is available at the courtyard of the Plaza San Luis Complex.
Artifacts and antiquities inside Casa Manila Museum