Syquia Mansion Museum

Syquia Mansion Museum

Syquia Mansion Museum – President Elpidio Quirino Memorabilia

Syquia Mansion Museum, located in Vigan Ctiy, is a memorabilia for President Elpidio Quirino (the 6th president of the Philippines). The mansion is given by Alicia Syquia, the late president’s wife, as a dowry. I’ve learned from the guide that before, women are the ones who give dowry to men when getting married.

Entrance Fee and Opening Hours

The entrance fee is 20 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for children below 13 years of age. The museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the afternoon. You can also visit the place by appointment every Tuesday.

What’s Inside

Syquia mansion is full of well-preserved but creepy antiques. The below images are what you’ll see inside:

Portrait of Elpidio Quirino - Syquia Mansion

Portrait of Elpidio Quirino

Carriage - Syquia Mansion

Carriage

The Carriage House

The Carriage House

Stairs of Syquia Mansion

The Stairs – Let’s now move to the second floor of the mansion

Chairs in the living room that are off-limits because  fragile

Chairs in the living room that are off-limits because fragile

Window in Syquia Museum

Window in Syquia Museum

Chairs Inside the Living Room in Syquia Museum

Another Set of Chairs Inside the Living Room

Piano - Syquia Mansion

The Piano

Bed Inside the Master's Bedroom

Bed Inside the Master’s Bedroom

A Pair of Chairs Inside the Master's Bedroom

A Pair of Chairs Inside the Master’s Bedroom

The Corner of Syquia Mansion

The Corner of the Mansion

Portraits of the late owners of the mansion are also found inside.

Victoria Quirino-Delgado

Victoria Quirino-Delgadao is the daughter of President Elpidio Quirino. Since her father was a widower, she became the First Lady of the Philippines at the age of 16 when her father was elected as president. She was the youngest to ever hold the title.

Tomas Syquia

Tomas Syquia

Oscar Syquia

Oscar Syquia

Alicia Syquia

Alicia Syquia – Wife of President Quirino. She was killed by the Japanese during the Liberation of Manila

The Dining Room

The Dining Room – the fans on the ceiling were manually operated by pulling the strings attached to them

The Patio

The Patio

Vigan, a World Heritage Site, is home to a lot of historical places. Syquia mansion is just one of the museums that you can visit in the city. If you wish to see more antiques, Crisologo Museum is one of the best choices.

5 thoughts on “Syquia Mansion Museum

  1. Cathy Sweeney

    Just imagine being First Lady of the Philippines at 16. Beautiful portrait of Victoria. This museum looks very interesting. I like visiting historical homes – such stories they have to tell.

    1. Author Post author

      You should definitely visit Vigan. Aside from the Syquia Mansion, there are also two museums in the city namely Crisologo Museum and Burgos Museum. Also, Vigan itself is a World Heritage Site. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Anita Mac

    Love touring old historic houses…so many interesting stories housed in those walls! I recently did a Plantation tour in Louisiana….very interesting. I am surprised by the similarities of this house in the Philippines. Not sure why I thought it would be so different – the basics are the same throughout the world! Portraits, nice rooms for entertaining…. The styles may be somewhat different, but the similarities are still there.

    1. Author Post author

      Hi Anita! I think the Syquia mansion is somewhat similar to the Nottoway Plantation because of the architectural style. We were conquered by the Spaniards before and the city where the mansion is situated was created during Italian Renaissance architecture. 🙂

  3. @ Agoncillo St., Ermita

    I read about the horrors of the Quirino family’s ordeal during the Liberation of Manila and how Alicia Syquia-Quirino died. It’s all in the book “By Sword and Fire” of Alfonso Aluit.

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