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Batangas City, Philippines is 111.62 Kms.
away from Manila (Rizal Monument)

BATANGAS CITY: Best of the Islands Philippines

Historical Tourist Attractions

Gen. Malvar Museum and Library (National Land Mark)
It serves as memorial to the last Filipino general who surrendered to the American forces. The place, which was donated by the family of the late general houses some of his memorabilia and collection of oil paintings.

Location : Gov. Malvar St., Sto. Tomas (near the municipal Hall)
How to get there : The Museum is easily accessible by car from Manila due to its proximately one hour from Manila.

 

Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines

 

Mabini Shrine
The Shrine houses the remains and personal belongings of the late revolutionary hero and "Brains of the Katipunan," Apolinario Mabini. Mabini is known as the "Sublime Paralytic" who, despite his physical handicap, fired nationalism in the Filipinos and urged them to unite, with the sheer power of his writings. He wrote fiery articles against Spanish atrocities in revolutionary papers. His wrtings and memorabilia are kept here. His tomb lies at the middle of the site where a replica of the house where he was born also stands.

Location : Barrio Talaga, Tanauan
How to get there : Located about seven kilometers from the town proper of Tanauan and can be reached in an hour and 15 minutes' drive from Manila. Upon reaching the market area, one can turn to A. Mabini avenue laeding to Barangay Talaga. The Shrine is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except during holidays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Travel Time : Approximately 15 minutes from the town proper.

Casa de Segunda Katigbak
The ancestral home of prominent Batangas family, the Casa is a typical "Bahay na Bato". It is Spanish Colonial yet tropical in ambiance. It was named after Segunda Katigbak, reputed to be the first love of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippines' national hero. Casa segunda is declared by the National Historical Commission as a heritage house for having harbored generations of artists, poets and persons of learning and distinction.

Location : 198 Calle Rizal, Lipa City

Jose P. Laurel Memorial Library
The personal property of the family of the late President Jose P. Laurel, it was donated to the Philippine Government as a historical site and public library. The library is open everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location : A. Mabini Ave., Tanauan
How to get there : The place is located in the town proper and can be reached by land. Upon reaching the town , turn to A. Mabini Road. The library is about 100 meters from the national road, jeepneys and tricycles service the area.
Travel time : About 15 to 20 minutes' drive from the town proper.

Marcela N. Agoncillo Historical Landmark (National Landmark)
The birthplace of Marcela N. Agoncillo who was known as the marker of the first official Filipino Flag during the Philippine revolution against the Spanish authorities. The different flags of the revolution are also prominently displayed.

Location : Marcela Agoncillo St., Taal
How to get there : One can take a bus or rented car from Manila to the town of Taal. Once at the town proper, one may take a tricycle to reach the place.
Travel time : About 1 1/2 hours by car from Manila.

Punta de Santiago Lighthouse
Built in 1890, it is one of the earliest lighthouses that still function up to this date. Since it was constructed, no running ship has ever ran aground.

Location : Calatagan
How to get there : The lighthouse can be reached by taking a jeepney from the town proper of Catalagan.
Travel time : 40 minutes through semi-rough road.


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