Destileria Limtuaco Museum | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila

The oldest distillery in the Philippines opened its doors to the public back in 2018 as a museum dedicated to the history of the Philippine liquor. Chinese merchant Lim Tua Co founded Destileria Limtuaco in 1852. Over the years, this distillery would become one of the best in the country. They were behind some of the most iconic drinks known today like Toska Vodka, El Hombre Tequila, Maria Clara Sangria, Orchid Lime Juice Cordial, and White Castle Whiskey.Inside the museum, guests would opt for something a little more than looking into displays. The museum offers an option for visitors to sample a few of their best liquor, including the 150-year old Chinese herbal wine, Siok Tong.
Address: Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila
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Nearby attractions

Puerta del Parian and Revellin del Parian
0.09 km away

One of the oldest gates of Intramuros and named after Parian de Arroceros across the city where Chinese merchants lived. Puerta del Parian was one of the seven original gates of Intramuros, built in 1593. Later in 1764, it became the official entrance of the Governor-General to Intramuros, after Puerto Real crumbled during the British Invasion. The Revellin was built in 1603 after a Chinese uprising. In 1739, added chambers were built and the Puerta was fortified to house military soldiers and supplies.It succumbed to the 1945 Battle of Manila and was restored in 1982.

Lyceum of the Philippines University
0.09 km away

Founded in 1952 by former president Jose P. Laurel, Lyceum of the Philippines University is still the only school in the Philippines to be founded by a president. Lyceum of the Philippines was the former site of San Juan de Dios Hospital. The hospital was built in 1578by Franciscan lay brother Juan Clemente for the people affected by leprosy.Soon enough, it was decreed for the hospital to open its gates for people from all walks of life, especially for the poor people, thus earning the name “Hospitals of the Indios”. Up until the American occupation, the hospital continued to serve its purpose, until it fell in ruins in the 1945 war. 

Site of the Colegio de Santa Catalina
0.13 km away

Now part of Colegio de San Juan de Letrán, the former site of Colegio de Santa Catalina sits inside the walls of Intramuros. Founded in 1633 by Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo, the Colegio de Santa Catalina started out as a Beatrio or convent, Beaterio de Santa Catalina. The convent was supposed to be only taking in Spanish women but soon, even natives are allowed in the convent. Suffered the same ill fate as the rest of Manila, Colegio de Santa Catalina was reduced to rubble in World War II. They vacated their site and transferred to Legarda St., Manila.

Things to do nearby

Destileria Limtuaco Museum
Museums and galleries
0.00 km away

Destileria Limtuaco, the oldest distillery in the Philippines, celebrates its 166th year with the opening of The Destileria Limtuaco Museum. Now open to the public, the museum showcases the company's fascinating legacy. The Limtuaco Legacy, straddles three centuries and three colonial eras, preserved in a quaint stone building in historical Intramuros. You are cordially invited to visit Destileria Limtuaco Museum and see this rare and unique showcase of Philippine history for yourself. Groups, student field trips, and tourist day trips are welcome.

White Knight Electric Chariot Intramuros Day Tour

  • Ride from one historical monument to another on the Electric Chariot with your knowledgeable tour guide for 1-hour.
  • See the Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, and other old Manila highlights!
  • Enjoy the experience of a lifetime in this unique Old Manila tour with your friends or family!

Intramuros Bambike Tour
Biking and hiking
0.40 km away

Cycle around historic walled city of Manila on a bamboo bike with Bambike Ecotours! The 2.5 hour guided bike tour goes through 8 to 10 major historical and cultural sites inside Intramuros. The tour is done in small intimate groups of around 5 to 10 people (with a maximum of 15 people). Choose from a wide variety of Bambike designs which include our signature Ligtasin Cove beach cruiser and Victoria city. Enjoy other Bambike designs as each Bambike is unique!

Where to stay

The Bayleaf Intramuros
Hotels and homes
0.31 km away

The Bayleaf Intramuros is a boutique hotel in Manila, Philippines that promises contemporary luxuries and conveniences. Set within the walls of the oldest district and historic core of Manila, this iconic landmark in the metro offers a high-class city abode for any traveler. It presents 57 guestrooms that blend style and comfort to encourage relaxation. Each one has five-star beddings, a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi Internet, and spacious bath with rain shower. The hotel also affords ace facilities for leisure and business. This includes a ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, and 4 dining venues.

White Knight Hotel Intramuros

White Knight Hotel Intramuros located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros Manila. It is nearby the historic Manila Cathedral with its detailed stone carvings and stained glass mosaics, the century old famous wedding area of San Agustin Church, the outdoor recreational area of Rizal Park boasting an 18-hole golf area, the showcase of golden artifacts at San Agustin Museum and the site of torture chambers and dungeons of Fort Santiago.

White Knight Hotel Intramuros has a total of 29 rooms. The hotel offers you attractive and comfortable rooms which include 4 types mainly the Deluxe, Standard, Suite and Executive Rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms, personal wardrobe, desk, telephone and free WIFI internet access. In addition, rooms come with all the modern equipments to bring the convenience and safety for guests, such as flat screen TV sets, air conditioners, menu tour, refrigerators and the other necessaries

Red Planet Manila Binondo
Hotels and homes
0.70 km away

Strategically Located at 251-61 Juan Luna Street, Binondo, Manila, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Getting there and around

Intramuros, City of Manila, Metro Manila

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