It has an amazing nostalgic ambience with good music + vintage vibe. The lobby + restaurant was enticing from the decorations, arts, picture friendly environment, book selections and delicious food. The hotel also offers a working space area where you can stay and lounge.
I totally suggest to go upstairs to find more gems! I was able to get my hands on again to some OG stuff from typewriters, vinyls, cassette tapes, walkman, VCR and many more…
A recommended place if you want to reminisce the good old days!
Despite being an introvert. I do enjoy spontaneous adventures to picturesque views and discovering new places—often times re‑visiting museums.
I’ve missed those days! Where I’d hop for a long-bus-rides in the afternoon, feeling the breeze, photo walks and indulging myself with art.
I had a fair share of exploration around Manila whilst I was there, learning Philippines history and culture is something I continue to educate myself. My country is rich with interesting history that is unknown to some. I feel privilege I was able to visit these noteworthy museums and galleries before I left. It has been quite a while since I was in Manila, I haven’t had the chance to go back specially with the current situation. Hence, I went back to some of my images from way way back to reminisce some of great memories I had.
Manila is currently under MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine) although it’s a bit of a shame how this pandemic affected everyone. However Once the lockdown has been lifted and these places are ready to accept visitors I encourage my fellow-filipinos and foreign readers to see some of these historical sights.
Here are some of my favourites xx
Intramuros is a general area but within the historical site there are so many places to visit! A day wouldnt be enough to explore.
Visiting this place makes it extra exciting as it will bring you to a different experience, it has preserved areas for the public to see from the aftermath of Spaniards and Japanese colonization.
The whole area has the old heritage vibe! From the Kalesas, vintage homes, little museums, war apparatuses, old walls etc..
Entrance Fee: FREE but if you will entire ‘Fort Santiago’ it will be– 75 Pesos
Growing up from a strict Catholic/Christian household this museum brings back memories. Such a tranquil place to visit and interesting to learn the background history of the founders, controversies, secret passages, and how Catholism was force‑fed to the Filipinos.
Worth visiting! “San Agustin Church” is the oldest stone church in the Philippines and has became one of the ‘World Heritage Sites’.
This is definitely a recommended museum to visit inside the confines of Intramuros. Taking a photo was strictly prohibited but the glorious artifacts of fancy schmancy lifestyle during the Spanish era was ground‑breaking.
You wouldn’t even want to take a photo but savoring the preserved vintage furnitures, jewelries, decors, clothings, and so much more.. All pieces were from the high‑end Filipino and Spanish households. The interior of the ‘Casa’ was very elegant I felt like in a mansion, you will be walking on a red carpet!