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.
Syquia mansion is full of well-preserved but creepy antiques. The below images are what you’ll see inside:
Portrait of Elpidio Quirino
The Carriage House
The Stairs – Let’s now move to the second floor of the mansion
Chairs in the living room that are off-limits because fragile
Window in Syquia Museum
Another Set of Chairs Inside the Living Room
Bed Inside the Master’s Bedroom
A Pair of Chairs Inside the Master’s Bedroom
The Corner of the Mansion
Portraits of the late owners of the mansion are also found inside.
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.
Alicia Syquia – Wife of President Quirino. She was killed by the Japanese during the Liberation of Manila
The Dining Room – the fans on the ceiling were manually operated by pulling the strings attached to them
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.
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