Casa Manila, a “colonial lifestyle” museum, is only a section of the Plaza  San  Luis  Complex, a commercial-cultural complex.  As with all new structures built within the walls of Intramuros, facades here are based on colonial period designs.  The   façade  of  Casa Manila  and  the  furniture  on-display were copied from a house (c. 1850) at Calle Jaboneros in San Nicolas, a district across the river.  At Casa Manila, you will find shops on the ground floor where you may buy antiques, art  objects and souvenir items.