Malacañan Palace is the official residence of the President of the Philippines, situated in the old Manila district of San Miguel. It has been the official residence of the chief executive since 1863, after an earthquake destroyed the Palacio del Gobernador, residence of the then Spanish Governor-General in Intramuros.
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There have been 15 Presidents of the Philippines since the office was created on January 23, 1899. Despite the rise of different republics throughout Philippine history, the presidency constitutes a continuous line from its inaugural holder, President Emilio Aguinaldo, to the current President of the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino III.
The Malacañan Museum and Library welcomes guests who are interested in learning the history of the official residence and principal workplace of the Chief Executive of the Philippines. Its doors are open 5 days a week with the exception of public holidays. Click here to reserve a tour of the Presidential Museum & Library!Reservations
“The tour was able to bring me back into time through the incredible amount of attention given to details within the Presidential Museum and Library, from the paraphernalia available to the various rooms which were used by various figures in Philippine history. Likewise, the stories told by our tour guide, the Director of the Museum himself, added an insightful take into what had transpired within Kalayaan Hall, which helped to delve deeper into the symbolism and meaning of the Palace and the Presidency. A truly worthwhile tour for any history buff or those simply looking to discover and learn.”Guio Martinez