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Field Trip: Visit to Aguinaldo Shrine

In my past field trip posts, Angel and I had some fun in Paradizoo and Yoki’s farm. In the next field trip posts, I will share our visit to Aguinaldo Shrine, Museum of Natural History and Makiling Botanical Garden with my other two daughters, Kristel and Janel.

Our first destination was the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. It’s actually the first time I get to visit this place. This is like the Malacanang Palace – the residence of the first President of the Republic of the Philippines, who is Emilio Aguinaldo.

Aguinaldo Shrine Signage

I’m familiar with the vintage photos of  the Aguinaldo’s house published in our history books. It really is much more beautiful when you see the actual place. Emilio Aguinaldo belonged to a rich family during his time and it shows in the kind of home they have.

The balcony where Emilio Aguinaldo declared the First Philippine Republic on June 12, 1898

Emilio Aguinaldo belonged to a rich family during his time and it shows in the kind of big home they have. The bedrooms, the sala and dining room are big and contained pieces of narra furniture.

The ceilings also have very intricate designs. And, there’s also a swimming pool in the basement of the house.

Ceiling design in the sala

Ceiling design in the dining room

Ceiling design above the balcony

In the huge backyard of Aguinaldo’s house are their kulahan – their old-fashioned washing machine, a cannon and Aguinaldo’s mausoleum. The tour guide also pointed out that the chico tree in the garden, which has fruits on them when we visited, is actually the favorite fruit of Emilio Aguinaldo.

A big metal pot with lotus

Aguinaldo's mausoleum

Vintage real cannon

At the end of the tour, we checked out the mini-store they have. There’s a really nice miniature replica of Aguinaldo’s house.

Miniature replica of Aguinaldo's House
This is the end of the Aguinaldo Shrine tour. Have you been to this place?


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