Bahay Nakpil

Attraction 432 Ariston Bautista St, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
04:00 PM
06:00 PM
Second-time visit
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Family
Historic
Museum
Must see
Kids
Architecture
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The Nakpil-Bautista House (Tagalog, Bahay Nakpil-Bautista) is one of the old houses found in the area of Quiapo, Manila. It was built in 1914 by Arcadio Arellano.

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Why Bahay Nakpil is special ?

The Nakpil-Bautista House (Tagalog, Bahay Nakpil-Bautista) is one of the old houses found in the area of Quiapo, Manila. It was built in 1914 by Arcadio Arellano. Arcadio Arellano built the house for Dr. Ariston Bautista and his wife, Perona Nakpil, which survives on 432 Barbosa Street (now A. Bautista Street), Quiapo, two blocks away from the Enriquez house. Built in 1914, the house is typical of its period: in the lower storey, thin, narrow, brick walls pressed together by wooden studs; upstairs, rooms aired by large calados and shaded by sufficient media aguas. Today, the house is a museum showcasing items of the Katipunan, paintings, among others.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/

What to explore at Bahay Nakpil?

As well as an insight into the grandeur of pre-war Manila, the museum provides history of the Ilustrados and Katipunan – the anti-Spanish revolutionist movement.

The architecture of the house itself is unique. It was designed by architect Arcadio Arellano in the classic bahay na bato style with detailing in turn-of-the-century Viennese Secession style done to complement the Viennese Secession furniture given to Dr. Bautista. The carvings, woodwork and grillwork are executed in the same abstracted, geometric lines that depict floral patterns.

The Bahay is a masterpiece of traditional Filipino architecture: a wood and stone style house (bahay na bato at kahoy). To resist earthquakes, the upper storey is made of wood, its foundation is made of stone. It has large windows, high ceilings, sliding window panels. Its geometric grill work and cut-outs were inspired by the Viennese art movement in the 1900’s, the Secession.

Source: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/

How to get to Bahay Nakpil?

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista is located on A. Bautista (formerly Barbosa) Street, perpendicular to Hidalgo Street opposite Quiapo Church. The easiest and most comfortable way to commute going to Quiapo is through the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) lines.

If you are commuting using the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 1, and you are coming from the south of Metro Manila e.g. Paranaque, Sucat, Alabang, Muntinlupa, etc., you should get to any station of LRT1 and ride a Monumento or Roosevelt bound train. Get off the train as soon as you get to the Carriedo station. From Carriedo station, you will get to Quiapo Church by walking eastward.

If you are commuting using the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line 2 and you are coming from any station, anywhere from Santolan station, you just need to get off at Recto station that is the last station of LRT-2. From there you just need to walk toward the corner of C.M. Recto and Quezon Boulevard where you will see the Isetann Mall. From the Isetann Mall you walk southward to get to the Quiapo Church.

If you are commuting using the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 3, you should get off at the last station that is Taft station. Walk towards the connecting crossway that links MRT-3 to LRT-1 and go to EDSA station. Then in EDSA station, ride a train north bound or Monumento/ Roosevelt bound and get off at Carriedo station. Walk yourself for a few meters eastward to get to Quiapo Church.

Source: https://quiapotoday.wordpress.com/

Selling points

  • Interesting Secrets of Philippine History Told Here
  • Great start off point for an excursion around Quiapo
  • Bahay Nakpil ---Not just an old house, but a house full of rich history
  • Full of history
  • Home of a lot of interesting
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Duration
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Estimated
118.59 USD
Total travel distance
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432 Ariston Bautista St, Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • The traffic is so crowded and noisy
    Transportation
  • There seems to be some souvenirs that you can buy inside this old house.
    Soveunir
  • The beautiful wooden stairways immediately convey that this is house belongs to those in the higher level of society during the Spanish times. You should take picture there.
    Photography
  • There are some coffee shop there.
    Drink
  • Outside, There are a polluted river. It's so smell.
    Environment
  • The Saturday is the busiest day. Staying away this day.
    Timming
  • You should be aware of pickpockets there.
    Safety
  • To get to Bautista Street (formerly Barbosa) where you can find these two houses, get down Carriedo LRT station (P15), walk through Carriedo St., traverse Plaza Miranda in front of the Quiapo Church, cross Quezon Boulevard via the underpass, emerge at Hidalgo St., and turn left at the first corner
    Location
  • Parking is generally available right in front of the house, on what used to be Barbosa street, now called Bautista street.
    Parking

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A short detour to Quiapo we passed by this very old Spanish looking house. It turns out to be the house of the second wife of National Hero Andres Bonifacio.Aside from Dr. Jose Rizal, Bonifacio is one of those heroes I admire while studying history way back.We have talked to a certain Mang Raymond who is acting on behalf of the curator as he retells what transpire in this old house where Julio Nakpil married the widow of Andres Bonifacio who is Gregoria de Jesus.There is no entrance fee last time we visited. I was told that the heirs of Nakpi-De Jesus are still active for the maintenance of that old place. There seems to be some souvenirs that you can buy inside this old house.Exploring this old house which was built in 1863 you get to see old furnitures,what they wear during those period, the bed they used and even how they make coffee.I was told during my visit there that Gregoria de Jesus likes Kapeng Barako or coffee so much as evidence by this very old Coffee grinder.There are old photos in display which shows some of those heroes during that time.Well...if you are curious or want to take a peek what's life during the Spanish era in the Philippines then Bahay Nakpil is worth the trip as this is no ordinary old house.

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A short detour to Quiapo we passed by this very old Spanish looking house. It turns out to be the house of the second wife of National Hero Andres Bonifacio. Aside from Dr. Jose Rizal, Bonifacio is one of those heroes I admire while studying history way back.We have talked to a certain Mang Raymond who is acting on behalf of the curator as he retells what transpire in this old house where Julio Nakpil married the widow of Andres Bonifacio who is Gregoria de Jesus.There is no entrance fee last time we visited. I was told that the heirs of Nakpi-De Jesus are still active for the maintenance of that old place. There seems to be some souvenirs that you can buy inside this old house.Exploring this old house which was built in 1863 you get to see old furnitures, what they wear during those period, the bed they used and even how they make coffee.I was told during my visit there that Gregoria de Jesus likes Kapeng Barako or coffee so much as evidence by this very old Coffee grinder. There are old photos in display which shows some of those heroes during that time.Well...if you are curious or want to take a peek what's life during the Spanish era in the Philippines then Bahay Nakpil is worth the trip as this is no ordinary old house.

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