Photo of wall of Malacanan After an earthquake, Spanish era.
Spanish era photo of Malacanang grounds.
Barracks during the Spanish era in Malacanang.
Riverside frontage of Palace during Spanish era.
Riverside frontage during the late Spanish/early American era.
Riverside balcony of Palace during late Spanish/early American era.
Riverside balcony of Palace during late Spanish era.
Another view of the riverside frontage of the Palace during the late Spanish/early American era.
Riverside frontage during early American era.
Another view of the riverside frontage of Palace during late Spanish/early American era.
F.B. Harrison and cabinet pose beside the new wrought-iron riverside balcony of Malacanang, circa 1919. It would be demolished in 1978.
Riverside vista of Malacanan Palace after 1936-1940 renovations: Palace balcony, Executive Building, and Boathouse.
Riverside garden created by means of extending riverside frontage of Palace. Where the garden was, is now located the Mosque built by Imelda Marcos.
President Osmena, his wife, and daughter, strolling in the riverside garden, 1945.
Quezon's renovations to the riverside balcony: adding the two towers, and converting the silong into the Social Hall.
President Macapagal further renovated the Social Hall, turning it into an arched ground floor renamed Heroes Hall.
The riverside balcony prior to its demolition and reconstruction in 1978 (expanded and rebuilt riverside frontage can be seen on current 20 Peso Bill).
Riverside balcony as it was from the American era until 1978 when it was demolished.
It was in the balcony that Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison was formally presented with the Philippine flag after the Sedition Act was repealed by the Philippine Legislature in 1919, legalizing the Philippine Flag.
President Quezon and his family in the riverside balcony, circa 1936.
First Lady Aurora A. Quezon in the riverside balcony, circa 1937.
Malacanang Park was added by Quezon across the Palace, where be built a resthouse and recreation hall. The resthouse, now known as Bahay Pangarap, can be seen here from the riverside balcony of Malacanan Palace.
President and Mrs. Quezon watching the Philippine Constabulary Band performing at Malacanan Palace, circa 1940.
Ambassador to the US Joaquin Elizalde, Vice-President Quirino, President Roxas, and Carlos P. Romulo sitting in the riverside balcony, circa 1947.
King Norodom Sihanouk and President Magsaysay in the riverside balcony.
Crown Prince Naruhito conferred the Order of Sikatuna by President Macapagal in the riverside balcony.
Main entrance of Malacanan Palace prior to the Commonwealth.
Family entrance of Malacanan Palace after the Dwight F. Davis reconstruction of the Palace in the early 1930s, when most of the Spanish-era structure was demolished.
Executive Building (built in 1920 under F.B. Harrison) and family entrance (circa Dwight Davis of Davis Cup fame), circa 1935.
By 1940 the Executive Building had been expanded under Quezon.
The North Wing, additional bedrooms added to Malacanang by President Quezon around 1937.
Family entrance and State entrance as it would have appeared prior to the Davis reconstruction in the early 1930s.
State entrance after the Quezon renovations. North wing at leftmost side.
State entrance in the 1950s.
State entrance in the 1960s.
Field Marshal MacArthur and President Osmena at the State Entrance of Malacanan Palace, Feb. 1945.
Ruby Roxas, daughter of President Roxas, posing by the fountain in front of the State Entrance.
The fountain in front of the State Entrance. It was replaced with a flagpole during martial law but restored to its former location in 2003.
State entrance of Malacanan Palace from the Quezon renovations until the Marcos rebuilding in 1978.
Executive Building as built in 1920.
Executive Building as expanded by Quezon circa 1940. Today it is known as Kalayaan Hall.
American troops in trenches in front of the Executive Building, 1945.
The Malacanan Palace complex after the Dwight Davis renovations of 1933.
Malacanag Park (right) was purchased and added during the Quezon administration, 1936-1937.
Malacanan Palace circa 1933 as it was after rebuilding as a mainly concrete structure.
The extent of the Quezon renovations can be seen in this photo.
Renovations and redecoration of Malacanang has always been controversial as this 1948 Free Press cartoon shows.
Malacanang Zoo during the Macapagal era.
There used to be space between the Palace (left) and the Executive Building (right). In 1978 rebuilding, the two buildings are now side-by-side.
President Quezon began the ritual of the climbing of the stairs of Malacanang immediately after his inauguration, based on the legend that Rizal's mother climbed the stairs on her knees to plead for the life of her son. He wanted to the ritual to symbolize that henceforth, a Filipino chief executive would be governing from Malacanang, who could walk up the stairs proudly as the head of his own people.
Quezon's last birthday in Malacanang, group photo at the stairs, August 19, 1941.
President Osmena and President-elect Roxas began the practice of the President-elect fetching the President from Malacanang, en route to the inaugural of the new president. May 28, 1946.
President Roxas taking symbolic possession of Malacanang by means of the ritual climbing of the stairs, May 28, 1946. He is with his mother and First Lady Trinidad Roxas.
President Quirino arrives in Malacanang, having taken his oath of office in the Executive Building, April, 1948. This was the first time a vice-president who succeeded to the presidency by virtue of the death of his predecessor, climbed the stairs.
At the head of the stairs, the door on the left leads to the family dining room; the door in front, to the private quarters; the door to right, to the reception hall. The painting is Luna's famous Pacto de Sangre, his gift to the Spanish government for its scholarship for his education.
The family dining room: formerly the state dining room during the Spanish and American eras, it was was renovated by Quezon as the family dining room since he turned the old Malacanang ballroom into the State Dining Room.
President Magsaysay holds a meeting in the Family Dining Room.
The Reception Hall on November 14, 1935, when the last American Governor General, Frank Murphy, took his oath as the first American High Commissioner. He vacated Malacanang on the same day, ending centuries of foreign occupation of the palace.
The Reception Hall was renovated by Quezon, with the addition of a new ceiling and three, now famous, crystal chandeliers from Czechoslovakia, circa 1937. The table was made by prisoners who carved it as a commemoration of their receiving a presidential pardon. The table serves as a reminder of the clemency expected of presidents in contrast to the refusal of the Spanish Governors-General to grant clemency to Rizal.
Another view of the Reception Hall as it appeared from 1937 to 1978.
A rare photo of the Reception Hall for the wedding of Nena Vargas, daughter of Executive Secretary Jorge Vargas.
MacArthur announces the restoration of the Commonwealth in Manila, 1945.
President Roxas' famous photo in the Reception Hall, 1946.
President Garcia in the Reception Hall, circa 1961.
The Reception Hall as it appeared in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Reception Hall in the late 1950s.
The Macapagals had the Reception Hall painted white in the mid-1960s.
Mrs. Marcos in the Reception Hall prior to the 1978 rebuilding of the Palace.
Mourners at the wake of President Magsaysay, 1957. Taken in Reception Hall.
Between the Reception Hall and the Riverside Balcony was the Ceremonial Hall, with the then-largest chandelier in the Palace. This is how it appeared in the mid 1960s.
Another photo of the the Ceremonial Hall in late 1950s. It was demolished and radically expanded in the 1978 rebuilding of the Palace.
President Roxas began the practice of receiving foreign ambassadors when they presented their accreditations, in the Ceremonial Hall. Here, he receives the first Spanish ambassador to the Philippines, 1947.
The Ceremonial Hall was also the venue of the wedding of First Lady Victoria Quirino.
President Quirino in the Ceremonial Hall.
President Quirino toasts President Sukarno in the Ceremonial Hall.
President Quirino with boy scouts in the Ceremonial Hall.
The Ceremonial Hall is also where presidents lie in state during their state funeral. The first president to lie in state in Malacanang was President Quezon, when his remains were returned from the United States in 1946.
The next President to lie in State in the Ceremonial Hall was President Roxas, this is the famous photo of President Quirino weeping beside the coffin of his predecessor.
Roxas' was the first presidential wake open to the general public, 1948.
President Quirino lies in state in the Ceremonial Hall, 1956.
President Roxas' wake, 1948.
President Magsaysay lies in state in the Ceremonial Hall, 1957.
President Magsaysay's wake, 1957.
The requiem mass for president Magsaysay, 1957: the coffin is in the Ceremonial Hall while mourners extend into the Reception Hall.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. reads the epistle during the family mass for the Marcoses, on the morning of his father's 1969 inaugural.
The Music Room was originally the First Lady's library, and converted into a Music Room during the Quirino Administration.
Chief of Staff Valdes watches as President Quezon administers the oath of office to Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, witnessed by Jose P. Laurel and Benigno Aquino, December 24, 1941. A few hours later the government evacuated to Corregidor. This is in the Social Hall, now Heroes Hall. Behind Quezon can be seen the Rest House (now Bahay Pangarap) across the river in Malacanang Park.
The Social Hall was renovated under Macapagal and renamed Heroes Hall.
Quezon appoints Manuel Roxas as the second executive secretary, witnessed by Roxas' predecessor, Jorge Vargas, the first executive secretary, appointed Mayor of Greater Manila that same day. Also in the Social Hall.
President Quirino in the Social Hall.
President Macapagal in Heroes Hall.
LBJ dances with First Lady Imelda Marcos in Heroes Hall.
The State Dining Room was originally the ballroom of Malacanang, turned into the State Dining Room during the Quezon administration. This photo is from the 1960s.
President Laurel with Japanese officers in the State Dining Room, 1944.
President Roxas and family and friends, watching a movie in the State Dining Room, 1946.
President Quirino in the State Dining Room, circa 1949.
President Garcia in the State Dining Room, circa 1960.
President Macapagal and the king and queen of Thailand in the State Dining Room.
The State Dining Room was enlarged and rebuilt in 1978. This is from the Marcos inaugural in 1981.
President Quirino in the Executive Office in the Executive Building, with former president Aguinaldo.
President Marcos in the Presidential Study, in the Palace, circa 1969.
President Quirino hands over the presidential chair in the presidential study to president-elect Magsysay, December 30, 1953.
President and Mrs. Osmena outside the Executive Building in 1945.
The American-era Council of State room on the ground floor of the Executive Building. It's now known as the Osmena Room in Kalayaan Hall.
The Executive Secretary's Office in the Executive Building, circa 1940.
President Quezon in the Executive Office in the Executive Building.
President Quezon swears in Army Chief of Staff Paulino Santos in the Executive Office.
Floor Leader Quintin Paredes, Speaker Jose Yulo, and President Quezon in the Executive Office.
President Quirino in the Executive Office.
President Magsaysay in the Executive Office.
President Osmena in the Council of State Room, 1945.
President Quirino takes his oath of office upon the death of President Roxas, Council of State Room. President Garcia also took his oath here on the death of Magsaysay.
President Garcia meets foreign diplomats in the Council of State Room.
President Macapagal and his cabinet in the Council of State Room. President Marcos started having cabinet meetings in the State Dining Room.
The Cabinet Room (now the Roxas Room), Executive Building: the Quezon cabinet. Vice President Osmena (at foot of table with back to camera) Secretary of Public Instruction; Executive Secretary Jorge Vargas, Labor Secretary Jose Avelino, Finance Secretary Serafin Marabut, Justice Secretary Jose Abad Santos, Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan, Resident Commissioner Joaquin Elizalde, President Quezon,Commissioner of the Budget Sotero Baluyot (partially hidden), Agriculture Secretary Benigno Aquino, Auditor-General Jaime Hernandez, Defense Secretary Teofilo Sison.
The Cabinet Room: Roxas cabinet.
The Cabinet Room: Quirino cabinet.
First Anniversary of the Commonwealth, Malacanang.
Fighting along the Pasig, 1945. To the left, the Rest House (Bahay Pangarap) and the Recreation Hall (now PSG Gym); to the right, the riverside balcony of Malacanan Palace and the boathouse.
President Eisenhower visits the Resthouse (Bahay Pangarap) in 1961; behind him can be seen Malacanan Palace.
President Eisenhower arrives at Bahay Pangarap, 1961.
Same location, with the family of President Arroyo, 2008-9.
President Marcos in the presidential study with martial law administrators.
President Aguinaldo visits Malacanan Palace, circa 1950s.
President Roxas in the Presidential Study.
President Quirino in the Presidential Study.
President Quirino and his daughter, First Lady Victoria Quirino, in the Presidential Study.
President Garcia talks to Senator Arturo Tolentino in the Presidential Study.
President Macapagal in the Presidential Study.
President Marcos in the Presidential Study.
Presidential Study circa early 1960s.
Presidential Study circa early 1970s.
President Marcos and Vice President Lopez in the Presidential Study.
President Arroyo in the Presidential Study.
President Garcia during President Magsaysay's wake.
President Marcos demolished the second-floor offices in the Executive Building to create a large room that he called Maharlika Hall. Here State Dinners were held, such as the one for President Richard Nixon, shown here hugging Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Maharlika Hall was renamed Kalayaan Hall after the EDSA Revolution.
The Family Entrance of the Palace today.
The Quezon Cabinet in the Pasig River balcony of the Palace. Left to right, Jose Avelino, Benigno Aquino, Rafael Alunan, Quezon, Manuel Roxas, Jose Abad Santos and Jorge Bocobo. Behind Alunan can be seen the resthouse (Bahay Pangarap today) across the river.
President Arroyo in Kalayaan Hall.
President Quezon (left) in the Presidential Study, talks to U.S. High Commissioner Francis Sayre.
The Palace as seen from the vicinity of Bahay Pangarap.
The Palace as seen from across the Pasig River, from the vicinity of Bahay Pangarap.