Information about Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
In 2003 Jose “Gerry” Acuzar started his project Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar which aims to rebuild Spanish-colonial era heritage houses to preserve the history of the old Philippines. The 400 hectares of land in Bagac, Bataan became the new home of 27 carefully selected houses which are all based on its historical, architectural and cultural value, ensuring that each establishment carries significant importance towards Philippine’s history.
The collection of heritage houses became a part of historic hotels worldwide, wherein the continuous progress of preserving historical, heritage houses of the Philippines was awarded in 2018 by Hotel Sales and Marketing Association.
From the twenty-seven preserved casas, thirteen are currently available as accommodation for the overnight stay; While the remaining 14 casas served as a museum of memorabilia of the mansions former owners. The architecture and landscape of Las Casas Filipinas combined traditional and modern themes, featuring designs similar to European architecture, around the Estero de Binondo.
Together with the preserved heritage houses is the array of recreational activities to entertain visitors and at the same time showcase the beauty of the Philippine’s rich culture.
The open-air museum features old Kundiman songs at Paseo de Escolta, while the ground floor contains the Fotografia de la Escolta, a shop providing visitors the opportunity to take photos dressed up on Philippine’s traditional costumes.
The edge of Las Casas contains a seaside beach resort, facing the West Philippine Sea and offers water sports activities to travelers with beach access.
How to get there
By using the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and exiting at San Fernando, Pampanga, go west next on Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Gapan-Olongapo Road) in the direction of Pampanga's Bacolor, Guagua, and Lubao. Turn left at Roman Superhighway when you get to Dinalupihan. Turn right at Gov. J.J. Linao National Road once you've reached Balanga City. To get to the town of Bagac, use the picturesque path that runs alongside Mt. Samat. Observe the road signs directing you to Las Casas.
Best time to visit
This is an all-year-round destination and can be visited anytime of day.