The Mansion: Mandatory Visit and Photo-Op

July 31, 2016 / By / 13 Comments

If it’s you’re first time in the City of Pines, there are some mandatory places you should be visiting. It’s like having to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and Statue of Liberty in New York, USA. For the 100% certified Baguio tourist getaway, do not forget to drop by The Mansion.

Just across the Wright Park, The Mansion is located along the Leonard Wood Road. It was originally built for the U.S. governor generals during the  American occupation in the country. Later, various Philippine presidents had utilized it when they visited Baguio for some functions and activities.


People would usually flock at The Mansion’s grandiose gate to snap beautiful photos. Yes, it’s one of the popular sites in Baguio for photo-ops.


Aside from the main gate, the stunning garden set on a green lawn surrounding The Mansion serves as a favorite backdrop for touristy shots. And of course, we have our own share of those amazing portraits.


With limited time, we didn’t stayed long at The Mansion. We immediately left after a few poses and snaps. If you can spare much time for the place, there’s a mini museum inside The Mansion containing memorabilia and art collection.


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  1. I’ve been here twice or thrice I think, and I can say that this Mansion is the same amazing place in Baguio. I hope we can get a chance to go near or maybe inside the mansion. Hihi

  2. Janine Ella says:

    I have been to Baguio twice but visited the mansion only once. And that time was when I was still around 6 years old! Haha. I’m really hoping to go back to Baguio one day! 🙂

  3. Julia says:

    I heard they have yoga classes there! I really want to visit The Mansion. In all the times that I’ve been to Baguio, I’ve never seen the Mansion.

  4. theresa says:

    I know Ace. He used to be with us in our Pampanga Tour before. Anyway, I remember going to The Mansion only once after me and my hubby got married. The day after our wedding day, we were there and good thing it’s opened. Sometimes, they say it’s close so people can only take a photo before the gate. I hope they keep it open always.

  5. Joanna says:

    It looks like a nice place to visit. DO they let you get inside too? Or just take pictures from the gate? What is it’s purpose today? Does anyone still live in it?

  6. Oscar says:

    This is the Official Residence and Office of the Philippine President everytime they go to Baguio .

    Tourists must include The Mansion in their travel bucket lists when going to the city of pines.

  7. Ane says:

    Hello from Baguio! I’m impressed that you didn’t just refer to the Mansion as ‘a place where the President stays when he’s in Baguio’, to refer to it, like so many do. 😛

    I hope you got to visit the other blog post worthy places to visit here in Baguio. 🙂

  8. Didi says:

    The last time we went to Baguio we just had a quick stop at the market for some pasalubong. Hope I can get back and visit this place. 😉

  9. Cheryl F says:

    I haven’t been to Baguio but would love to go there soon. Is it possible to get inside the mansion? Just curious 🙂

  10. Jed says:

    Would make sure not miss to visit this place when in Baguio!

  11. SASWATI BHOI says:

    Looks like an amazing place to visit!! Beautiful captures!! 🙂

  12. Charm Gamboa says:

    I’ve been here too! I hope there will be a day we can tour inside also 😊

  13. Kati Balayan says:

    We’ll be visiting Baguio later this year and true to what you said, this is one of the places we’ll be checking out. 🙂

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