History overload awaits those who book this day tour to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and Mt. Samat National Shrine! From stepping inside picturesque historical Spanish-Filipino houses to visiting a World War 2 shrine commemorating brave, fallen soldiers, this tour is perfect for those who appreciate history. Learn about the Philippines' storied past while enjoying these beautiful man-made sights.
From the Esplanade Seaside Terminal, you will make your way to the province of Bataan aboard a ferry, with the ride taking approximately 2 hours. First on the itinerary is the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, famed for its beautifully-restored Spanish-Filipino colonial buildings and antique houses that were originally built in the 17th to 19th century. These houses were cautiously disassembled from their original locations and carefully transported to this seaside property in Bataan, making for a sprawling area that celebrates classic beauty, history, and romance.
Aside from these grand structures that are truly a sight to behold, there are also restaurants and cafes inside Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar for visitors to enjoy a delicious meal or a glass of wine while soaking in the intricate architecture and splendid landscapes. A guided Heritage Tour is also available for those who wish to learn more about the stories behind the restored houses.
From Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, you will then proceed to another historical landmark in Bataan: the Mt. Samat National Shrine. Popularly known in the country as Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor), the shrine was built in remembrance and honor of the Filipino and American soldiers who ultimately met their demise in the hands of Japanese forces during the Second World War, particularly in the bloody Battle of Bataan. The shine features a towering 92-meter tall Memorial Cross, made out of reinforced steel and concrete, and a Colonnade that enshrines a museum filled with memorabilia and image depictions from the war. Balancing the weight of the tragic story commemorated in Mt. Samat, panoramic views of Bataan and nearby Corregidor Island can be enjoyed from the mountaintop shrine.
Marvel at the colorful history of these remarkable landmarks in Bataan with this day tour! Check the availability by choosing a date.
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