A well-spent afternoon of clicking and camera-angling in the biggest museum I have ever visited. After hitting Mariveles, I immediately headed to Barangay Pag-asa in Bagac to visit this heritage park exhibiting some of the historical houses in the Philippines.
An entrance fee of Php685.00 nett includes a guided tour that would take 30 minutes to 1 hour, a welcome drink (sago’t gumalan to be specific) and a frozen cold face towel, literally frozen you have to wait for few minutes so you could unroll it. I was excited and could not wait for the tour to begin, so the moment I passed the entryway I promptly started to roam around and took advantage of my phone.
Exploring an open-air museum which has an extensive land area of 23,120 hectares (231.2 km2) would definitely make you dehydrated and sweaty. You need to bring sunblock, extra bottles of water and of course hand towels.
Bringing of food inside the museum is okay but when you get hungry and all you have with you are your phone and wallet, no need to worry because they have restaurants inside. Cafe Marivent which is located in Casa Unisan serves Filipino-Spanish cuisines while La Bella Teodora in Casa Biñan caters authentic italian dishes. Please don’t forget to try the Maja Blanca that is sold in Casa Jaen I. This could be the best Maja Blanca in Bataan! 🙂
Now, let’s start the photowalk! 🙂
How to get here?
Ride a bus going to Bataan and alight to Balanga Central Terminal (Php200). Transfer to a jeep going to Bagac and tell the driver to drop you off to Bagac Town Proper (Php47). From there you can just walk going to Las Casas De Filipinas De Acuzar (10-15 minutes) or rent a trike (roughly Php50).
Bus companies plying to Bataan:
- Victory Liner (www.victoryliner.com)
- Bataan Transit (www.bataantransit.com)
- Genesis Transport (www.genesistransport.com.ph)
They also offer overnight accommodations, for inquiries you may contact (632)332-5338, (632)332-5286, (632)877-4501 and (632)877-4502 or email them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit their website www.lascasasfilipinas.com.
If you have the same experience, share it on the comment section. 🙂