September 11, 2013

Malacañang Museum

“I hate ugliness. I’m allergic to ugliness.”
- Imelda Marcos
 
Located within the heart of the Malacañang Complex, the Presidential Museum and Library is the repository of the memorabilia and heritage of the Presidency of the Philippines. Due to Palace security procedures, a visit inside the museum is strictly by reservation at least a week prior to the requested date.
 
The museum and library is housed in Kalayaan Hall built in 1920s
 
Presidential Gallery Exhibit with the statue of
President Benigno Aquino III as centerpiece
 
President Manuel Quezon
first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
 
President Quezon Room
 
Bulb chandelier
 
President Elpidio Quirino Room
 
President Ferdinand Marcos and his family
 
The room where President Marcos proclaimed Martial Law
 
President Cory Aquino doll
 
Candelabra chandelier

President Fidel Ramos bust
 
Election memorabilia

Joaquin Sorolla's Las Nereidas

Sculpture of a naked lady in marble
 
 With Dr. Emily Abagat and our Korean OJTs who were fascinated
with the Pasig River facing Malacanang (kung alam lang nila hehe)
 
Perhaps this is the grandest museum of the Philippines; no objects on display are ugly.
 
Tours and Visitor Relations Unit
Kalayaan Hall, Jose P. Laurel St.
Malacañang, Manila
Tel. No.: 784 4286 loc. 4945/4649
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