Recently, Palacio de Memoria welcomed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for a special tour of the resplendent heritage home and its unrivaled collection of art and historical pieces.
“Palacio de Memoria and DOT share the mission to promote the significance of our historied past of our culture and national identity. We aim to spark an interest among the younger generations for them to realize how truly rich and beautiful our country is. When travelling is back to normal, we look forward to working with them to further boost local tourism and advocate for Philippine arts and culture,” said Camille Lhuillier-Albani, Palacio de Memoria general manager.
During the tour, Lhuillier-Albani showed Sec. Romulo-Puyat and other DOT officials, along with Daphne Oseña Paez, around one of the historical tourist attractions in Metro Manila and explored its rich history, beautiful art, religious artifacts, and luxurious event amenities.
Sec. Romulo-Puyat and her team visited Palacio de Memoria’s religious heritage museum where they saw a collection of ecclesiastical art and church artifacts that date back to the 14th century and spans across time until the 20th century. Among these items are unique portraits showing religious figures in interesting and considerable variations from the conventional figurations, particularly those of Christ, the Virgin Mary, different saints, and other iconographies.
They even spent some time at the Mosphil Lounge, a passenger plane that was retrofitted to be a lounge for special occasions. They also walked along The Loggia and Palacio de Memoria’s vast gardens where the restaurant by the renowned Chef Margarita Forés is scheduled to be serving its specialties this March. Forés, who was named Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2016, also launched the successful restaurants Cibo, Lusso, and Grace Park.
To help ensure the health and safety of Sec. Romulo-Puyat and the rest of the DOT team, Palacio de Memoria strictly observed safety measures during the tour, which they also implement all-year round.
Palacio de Memoria is open for cultural tours and intimate events. For more information, visit https://www.palaciodememoria.com or follow @thepalaciodememoria on Facebook and @palacio.de.memoria on Instagram.