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Situated on the banks of Pasig River, the historical site of Malacanang Palace was built in the year 1750. This palace was originally used as a Summer House by Don Luis Rocha, a Spanish aristocrat. Later on it was handed over to the Spanish colonial government for serving as Governor General's temporary residence. A complex of buildings, houses, staff quarters, offices for executives, State Dining Room, Guest Residence and even a disco, there also is a golf course situated just across the river along with a Presidential rest house of Commonwealth era within the Malacanang Palace campus. Not all parts of the palace are accessible and open to public. Only some historical rooms and three chandeliers are open for public viewing. Malacanang Palace also serves as a great venue for cultural events and concerts that take place throughout the year highlighting the events and facts associated with the history of Malacanang.
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