Monday, July 13, 2009

Malacañang Museum, Manila

A tour in Malacañang is a privilege, not just for historians, but for curious folks who simply want to take a glimpse of how the palace looks like. Club Tourists got the chance to visit the Kalayaan Building a.k.a The Malacañang Museum.

Where's this?
The Museum is located in Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Manila

How To Get There?

Visitors on Foot:

Drop off to University belt at Mendiola Street and walk through General Solano Street or San Rafael Street Entries until you reached the Kalayaan Gate

Visitors with private vehicle or taxi:

Enter either Arlegui Street or J.P. Laurel Street. There are parking lot available all over Mendiola Street.

Are We Allowed to Visit the Museum?
Of course! But bare in mind that you shouldn't go there right away without the proper security clearance from the Presidential Security Group. Whooooo! Yep, you read it right. Please be advised that visiting the Museum is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. You may express your intention by writing or faxing AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS IN ADVANCE. You may direct your letter to The Director, Malacañang Museum, Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Manila.

You may call +632-7364662 or fax at +632-7361120

What should be Written in the Letter of Intent?
Ensure to include the names of the people who will visit the museum. For foreigners, include passport details for proper identification. Specify the desired date and time of the visit to inform the Visitors and Tours of coordinators.

What is the Operating Hours and is entering here FREE of charge?
The Museum is open from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4PM only. Your tour depends on the schedule that will be given to you. Club Tourists suggest to be there on time to avoid issues with the security and to not missed out the Tour guides story. Yep, there will be tour guide provided.

For the FEE, just shed Php50.00 bucks (Php30 for students and senior citizens) and you'll experience history at its best.

IMPORTANT: Taking PICTURES are OK. Video Taking? You need to consult PSG (Presidential Security Group)

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