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Imelda Marcos ordered the construction of this extravagant guesthouse, built of coconut wood & shells, to accommodate Pope John Paul II for his 1981 visit, although it's opulence turned him off so much he refused to stay there.
Roxas Blvd | Cultural Center complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
I was really disappointed, that we couldn’t see the Coconut Palace. I told my brother, who was visiting from the US, all about it. I live out on Palawan and he was interested in our coconuts and I told him about the Coconut Palace. Apparently...More
The Coconut Palace is a government building located in the Cultural Centre of the Philippines Complex. it was commissioned in 1978 by former First Lady Imelda Marcos as a government guest house and offered to Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Philippines...More
We understood for us denied entrance, maybe for important reasons, it's okay. The building as we see it from the gate was uniquely Filipino design. the roofing to the posts were all seen using local materials. Nice place i could just imagine how the interior...More
Originally built for a papal visit by Mrs. Marcos, this is quite a palace for any Pope. Lavish and knowing that most of the building being made from the humble coconut, it's quite an amazing temporary home for anyone!
I visited this sight on a business trip to Manila. Check with your hotel about cost of admission, times, and how to get their. Used as a guest house for official visitors to the Phillapines, it is said to be made entirely out of products...More
We were privileged to visit the palace as were were given a private tour by one of the guard officer of the vice president. The regular tours were already stopped at that time as they were preparing for the handover after the election. The palace...More
The coconut palace is not open to the public and although guardedI do not think it is in use at the present time. Looks quite impressive from afar but as can't enter that is as far as I can say. Shame it's not open
I was intrigued when I heard about the Coconut Palace, but when I asked around, people didn't seem excited about it. No one recommended it. This is located near the ferry port to go to Corregidor, So, I chanced upon the Coconut Palace. It looks...More