Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Mansion is a quick peep stopover. It’s merely a couple of minutes taking pictures right beyond the tall steel gate.  You won’t be allowed to get past the big lawn and get near the mansion itself, there are military personnel guarding the place and it’s strictly prohibited to wander around near the mansion.  After all, it’s the Philippines president’s official summer residence.
The Mansion was built in 1908 as the official summer residence of U.S. Governor-Generals, was rebuilt in 1947 after the WW2 devastation and also served as venue for several local and international political and economic events.
For tourists in-a-haste, The Mansion is an easy miss, nothing much to see, but the Wright Park in front of it may be the reason to pass by the place.

You can combine a visit to Botanical GardenThe MansionWright Park and Mines View Park,  in one day full DIY tour by public transport (jeepney) + walk.  All of these sights are along the same route.

Entry is free.

Jeepney Fare              
P 10.00
How to get there:
Take the jeepney that goes to Mines View, along Mabini Street corner Harrison beside the Dane’s Bakery and adjacent to McDonalds Session Road.

Up next  -  Wright Park.


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