The Syquia Mansion Museum is a must-visit destination is Vigan City. This is the ancestral home of the former first lady Dona Alicia Quirino, the wife of Philippine’s 6th President Elpidio Quirino. Syquia Mansion is one of the most beautiful colonial houses in Vigan City built in 1830 at the corner of Quirino Blvd. and Salcedo St. The Mansion had become the venue of official and public functions during the administration of the Late President Elpidio Quirino. The Mansion also features an impressive collection of presidential memorabilia. The Syquia Mansion is a big ancestral house with spacious rooms, high ceiling and big windows framed with draperies.
One of the famous paintings hanging on the walls is the replica of Juan Luna’s Spolarium. The Blood Compact and The King and his people are also can be seen in the place. Apart from Juan Luna Painting, portraits of Late President Quirino and her daughter Vicky, the first Teenage First Lady were on display.
Upon entering the mansion, is an antique carriage that greets every tourist visiting the museum.
You will then led to the stairs leading to the receiving are in second floor. There’s a small circle on the floor of the receiving area which according to the guide served as a peep hole to screen the visitors of the family. There was also another peep hole in the master bedroom.
The mansion contains a collection of antique furniture and decoration from Europe and other parts of the country. One example is the golden mirror that was shipped from Europe. The Syquia family also own a piano and the presidential limousine.
The house bedroom is spacious with wooden four-poster bed made without any nails. Stake were used to put the pieces together that make it last for more than a hundred years. The Dining Room have fans on the ceiling were manually operated by pulling the strings attach to it.
The Syquia Mansion also has an airy and spacious Kitchen that looks out to a patio and a fountain. Syquia Mansion Museum have an entrance fee of 20 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for children and is open daily from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.