One of the ancestral houses you’ll see in Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar that lets you relive the colonial period in the Philippines.
Image: Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
Departing from the significant sites of a wartime Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar lets you feel and imagine what life looked like during the Spanish colonial era. The open-air museum and heritage park is made up of reconstructed ancestral houses, with materials hailing from the different parts of the country.
Currently, there are 27 heritage houses that showcase the look and feel of a colonial village. These houses were physically transplanted from their original location, but they managed to maintain the actual look and design of houses built in the Spanish times. The park is open for day trip visits, overnight stays, and special events. Day tour entrance fee ranges from PhP999 to PhP1,999 per person.
How to get there: Take a bus going to Balanga, and then ride a mini-bus or a Tamaraw shuttle going to Bagac. From Bagac, take a tricycle that will take you directly to Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar.
July 2020 Update: Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar has resumed operations.
More than just for mere sightseeing, a trip to the nostalgic province of Bataan presents you with the opportunity to learn about our heritage and history. Indeed, ours is a story of many sources, echoing through the walls and floors of these remarkable sites: of heroes, of nobles, and of allies, at a time when they’re needed the most. Revisit the past through the province of Bataan, and appreciate your being Filipino.
to see more historic sites where you can learn about the country’s history!
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on April 7, 2018.