Thursday, July 1, 2010

A glimpse of the past at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

By: Teresa Gomez
Known for its one-of-a-kind profound beauty that brings together historical structures in one magnificent place, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is full of historical surprises for everyone to see and experience. Located in Bagac, Bataan, it is only a three to four hour drive from Manila.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is managed by Genesis Hotels and Resorts Corporation. They are proud to say that this place is unique and cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.

With its authenticity and style which is reminiscent of our cultural history. It is a rare wonder that one should not miss.

You can see the panoramic view of the mountain that is covered with cotton-white clouds. It is an ideal place for a family vacation and perfect for your Lolos and Lolas reminisce their younger times with their apos.

The morning view is blanketed with so much beauty illuminated by the light of rising sun.

Their restaurant, Café Marivent, built within the restored Casa Unisan is located at the plaza of Las Casas Filipinas. This restaurant has a charming ambience of the past and you will be blown away with its alluring style.
Their menu has so many delectable Filipino dishes that include sinigang na isda, their all time favorite paella and kinilaw. As for their dessert, try their sweet but light taste kakanin such as maja blanca and cassava cake. Your stay in Las Cas Filipinas will not be complete without these delicious delights.
The most interesting fact about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is that the historical and antique houses are not just there for display, some are ready to accommodate any visitor so they can have a feel of the world in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Wandering the place is like stepping back in time, because it captures the memories of what it was like back in the old days. Every house is filled with memorabilia of the past; such as old photographs, paintings, turn-of-the-century bicycles, antique furniture and fixtures and a lot more.
The houses in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar came from different places in the Philippines, each telling its own story.

Casa Jaen I
This antique house served as the residence of the first Mayor of Jaen. Originally located at Jaen, Nueva Ecija and was owned by the Esquivel family.

Casa Lubao
Inspired by an American period plantation house in Virginia, USA, this house was originally located at Lubao, Pampanga and was built in the year 1920. This house was formerly owned by the Arastia/Vitug Family.

Casa Candaba
Owned by one of the most prominent families in Pampanga, the Reyes family. It was built in the year 1780 and was reconstructed in the year 2005.It was originally located at Candaba, Pampanga.

Casa Meycauan
This house is considered as a typical “Bahay na Bato” style. Originally located at Meycauayan, Bulacan and was built in the year 1913.

Casa Luna
Also known as Novicio/Santoromana House. It was built in the year 1850 and was reconstructed in the year 2007. Former president Ferdinand Marcos was once a guest when a party convention was held in this house.

Casa Baliuag / Taberna Del Señor Pepe
Built in the year 1898 and was reconstructed in year 2007. Originally located at the corner of Poblacion and Burgos Streets in Baliuag Bulacan. It was formerly owned by the Tolentino family.

Casa Cagayan I
During the 1900’s, this type of house was referred to as the “Poor Man’s House”.

Casa Hidalgo
Also known as the Enriquez Mansion. Built in the year 1867 and was originally located at Hidalgo Street, Quiapo Manila. This mansion was the first school of architecture in the Philippines. Some of the notable students who studied there were Fernando Amorsolo, Juan Luna and Felix Hidalgo. It was used as the first campus of the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts.

Soak under the sun at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar private beach. It’s perfect for skim boarding and other water sports.
So come and feel these authentic experiences through Mango Tours’ Historical and Heritage Tour Package featuring Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar:
 


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