Information about Pampanga Provincial Capitol
Pampanga Provincial Capitol
The Pampanga Provincial Capitol is the seat of government in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. This neo-classical building was constructed after the provincial capital of Pampanga was transferred from Bacolor to San Fernando in 1904.Curently, it houses the offices of the provincial government of Pampanga
San Fernando City is a first-class city within the province of Pampanga, Philippines. Known as the capital of the province, San Fernando is located at the central part of Pampanga in Central Luzon region. Around 67 kilometers north of Manila, 73 kilometers east of Subic and 17 kilometers south of Clark Air Base, the city lies west of Mount Arayat, along the North Luzon Expressway.
Located along Capitol Boulevard in San Fernando, the Pampanga Provincial Capitol can be easily accessed as it is near other historical landmarks and establishments.
San Fernando town was founded in 1754. The first church was erected in 1755 with nipa roofing and wooden walls while the municipal tribunal was built later in the year in front of the town plaza.
In 1852, an expediente requested the transfer of the provincial capital of Pampanga to San Fernando from Bacolor. However, the transfer did not materialize until 1904 when the virtue Act No. 1204 was signed. The Pampanga provincial government was moved from Bacolor to San Fernando and the town became the official capital of the province.
The Pampanga Provincial Capitol was constructed in 1907 during the administration of Governor Macario Arnedo. Its neo-classical design and expansive grounds made the structure a popular tourist attraction.
Aside from the Pampanga Provincial Capitol, San Fernando has plenty of historical sites and heritage houses. You can walk along its heritage district clustered along Consunji street to witness century-old homes that are now well-known tourist spots. Other than historical landmarks, you may also visit Sky ranch Pampanga, a theme park where you can enjoy thrilling rides and attractions.