Information about Urduja House
Urduja House, located in Lingayen, Pangasinan, is the official headquarters of the governor of the province. The house also serves as a ceremonial reception hall and a guesthouse for notable people who would be spending the night. The house is only about 120 meters from the Provincial Capitol Building.
Formerly known as Urduja Palace, the structure was named after the legendary warrior princess named Urduja. It was established in 1953 as requested by Governor Juan Rodriguez so as to lessen traveling from his home town to the capitol building every day.
The entire structure was built with a Southeast Asian influence. It features Balinese architecture and design. There are exquisite wooden interiors, and most parts of the house are decorated with antique and jade ornaments.
In front of Urduja House is a fountain surrounded by a circular garden of green bushes, the area itself is dotted with lush greenery. Upon entering the edifice, a painting of Princess Urduja, created by artist Antonio Dumalo, will greet you. There are also different function rooms inside for meetings and other special occasions.
Best time to visit
Urduja House is open to guest all year round.