Coconut Palace - Metro Manila Attractions

Coconut Palace

Coconut Palace is located at Manila, Philippines.


The Tahanang Pilipino (Filipino Home), better known as "the Coconut Palace", is a palace in Manila, Philippines, commissioned by former First Lady Imelda Marcos for Pope John Paul II's visit in 1981. However, the pope declined the offer, saying that it was too ostentatious a place to stay while in the poverty-stricken Philippines. The Palace's architect Francisco Manosa, later claimed that the Coconut Palace - a showpiece on the versatility of the coconut and its viability as an export - was planned long before the Pope even decided to visit the country.



Events Related to Coconut Palace

Araw ng Maynila
Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concecion
Feast of the Black Nazarene
Fete de la Musique in Manila
Metro Manila Film Festival
National Women's Month Celebration Exhibit
Phil-China Traditional Culture Festival
Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival
Sto. Nino de Tondo "Lakbayaw Festival"
The Aliwan Festival

Attractions Related to Coconut Palace

American Cemetery and Memorial
Archdiocesan Museum of Manila
Carfel Seashell Museum
Central Bank Money Museum
Chinese Cemetery
Fort Santiago
Kanlungan ng Sining (Artist's Haven)
Liwasang Bonficacio
Mabini Shrine
Mac Arthur Monument
Malacanang Palace
Manila Bay
Manila Cathedral
Manila Ocean Park
Manila Zoo
Meban Garden
Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Museo Pambata (Children's Museum)
National Arts Center
National Museum of the Philippines
Paco Park
Philippine Army Museum and Library
Plaza San Luis
Quirino Grandstand
Rizal Park
Rizal Shrine
San Agustin Church and Museum
Santa Cruz Church
University of Sto. Thomas