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Address: Corner Rizal and Zamora Streets, Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines

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Past and then gone

I was excited. But when we got in, yeah it was nice, clean, well-maintained, but then that curious and searching side of me wanted for more... but then got nothing. Seriously. It... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2016
Eric E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

I was excited. But when we got in, yeah it was nice, clean, well-maintained, but then that curious and searching side of me wanted for more... but then got nothing. Seriously. It was just, literally, a house. There's not much history to read from the decor. I wish I could have learned more from the Roxases but maybe that was... More 

1 Thank Eric E
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We visited on a weekday so there's really nobody there. Most of the furnitures are from the same era as the house(not original) but it gives justice to the lay out. It will be helpful if they have labels with information on the significant parts of the house like the corner where the President was born. Also maybe remove the... More 

Thank psydz
Roxas City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The place remain there as a memory but u can't see any visitors coming and it's just a memorandum nothing more, you can get more info. at the museum

Thank Дрор Ш
Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

The building was closed up at the time of my visit as I believe it is a private house. Whilst a little disappointing, the outside is interesting and it did give me time to read up some more about this lovely town. (Check with the tourist office)

Thank Kompani
Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The birth place of the 1st president of the Republic - it ought to tell a lot of story. But aside from the original house posts/foundation and capiz in the windows, there is nothing about the life that Roxas has despite spending years before high school here. There are antiques indeed but not of Roxas time. Many add-ons made during... More 

Thank Cathy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Entering the house is same as entering the other preserved ancestral houses in the country. Large windows made of Woods and the Famous Capiz Shells will welcome you. You can walk to reach the abode from the city proper. There is a entrance fee for those who want to explore the historic house.

1 Thank TheMorenoTraveler
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I am not sure if it's already closed but during my visit it was. The surroundings of the ancestral house is dirty and not welcoming.

1 Thank MichaelEverywhere
Hong Kong
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

You have to arrange your visit in advance with the city tourism office. So you get to see the outside of the house and read a plaque. Ho-hum.

2 Thank Capt Mark O
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

The house is not really open to the public. You have to set an appointment to get inside. The house is well-maintained and the furniture are still intact. Other belongings of the late President are in display.

3 Thank UtazoLaagan
Quezon City, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Had try to visit this so called museum on a Wednesday 930am just beside the Roxas Inn,but alas the place is padlock and no one inside,how can you attract tourist when such a important place is being neglected,what a waste and disappointment.

4 Thank johnwong65

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