Sumary of Explore and discover Philippine heritage in Bulacan’s historic towns:
- Little did we know that just before these long-hour-drive destinations is a hidden gem filled with interesting spots that we keep on passing by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)—Bulacan.
- Officially named the “Land of the Heroes,” this province in Central Luzon features cultural heritage worth your time.
- Go back in time in Malolos The Barasoain Church, also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Malolos, is the site of the Constitutional Convention of the First Philippine Republic.
- At the heart of the town lies the must-see historic Barasoain Church, the site of the first Philippine Congress, which ratified the Malolos Constitution, the constitution of the First Philippine Republic in 1899.
- The church was believed to be the perfect session hall because of its architectural acoustics, which amplifies clear sound, unlike other churches which produce echoes.
- The church is not only the old structure in Malolos that witnessed history and survived nature’s wrath for years.
- The 1877 house of Don Antonio Bautista for instance features a rare exterior design in any colonial-era house — the female caryatids on the second-floor facade.
- But, what’s notable in the mansion are the works of two National Artists, namely, the fountain sculpted by Guillermo Tolentino, and the mural on the ceiling by Fernando Amorsolo, which he did when he was still a student of his uncle, noted painter Fabian de la Rosa.