Exploring The Aguinaldo Shrine ~ Part 3

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If the first floor of Aguinaldo’s Mansion allows you to learn about the history (thanks to Mr Boulevard for explaining everything in details for us), the second floor will somehow take you back in time! Just in case you are wondering why Aguinaldo’s descendants were no long residing in this mansion , it is because Aguinaldo turned over his mansion and a portion of the garden to the government on June 12, 1963 ( almost a year before his death). This is to perpetuate the spirit of the Philippine Revolution of 1896. It was soon declared as National Shrine and a National Treasure few months after the president died at the age of 94. The second floor will feature those well preserved rooms and furniture.
P4211353t The architecture here is more like inspired from Baroque and Gothic styles which is more likely influenced by Spanish and American during their colonial period. We were warmly welcomed by Mr Valer Velez on the second floor but allow us to freely explore the mansion without any tour guide and we do not think it is really necessary since there are written infos in every room. The bedrooms of Aguinaldo’s daughters can be found on the left wing.
zxcvbb Aguinaldo’s Canes displayed on the corridor
zxdrtyu Aguinaldo Family
P4211358t A “White and Blue” Filipiñana dress displayed on one of Aguindaldo’s Daughter room (just kidding it’s Black and Gold LOL)
qspokidm Aguinaldo’s Daughter room
urfgfdcd An old family portrait
qwerty Ang “Tibay Shoes” worn by Aguinaldo. Tibay Shoes is a brand of shoe founded by Toribio Teodoro
zsserwe Another room
xcvbgfgd I can’t help myself but to adore this vintage cabinet
zxcvttd Yes, even the bathroom was displayed on public.
xlkjfjfk The left wing of the mansion will lead you to this balcony. Interestingly, they called it as the Balcony of Sinners. The General playfully named this place as such because it was where the revolutionaries plotted the military strategies.
vjksjhs An old telephone hanging in one of the Capiz windows.
xxeretsd The view outside the window
resttygg My Lil brother ^_^
xcvcdd Another view from the window showing the garden, the ground floor and the south wing of the mansion
xxxccssa The master’s bedroom. Interestingly, there is also a lot secret passages in this room. The wall where the hats were placed is a secret passage towards this room.
ZZZZxxcc There is also a secret exit door behind the closet and another secret passage that will take you to the swimming pool.
P4211383t The dining hall.
P4211384t In the Small reception room lies a vintage radio that is still playing while you explore the mansion. It will surely make you feel that you are taken back in time. Here’s a video.

Somehow haunting for me haha
P4211392t The mansion has decorated ceilings. This one shows the eight rayed sun which is called the Inang Pilipinas (Mother Philippines).
xjkfnff Another table with picture frames on it.
P4211395t vintage furniture
zxjkfd Another interesting design on the ceiling.
P4211400t An old piano
zzZcbmnkoppy Chess Table
xsghrt The ceiling on the formal dining room is a woodcarved image of the Philippine archipelago
zxcvbnm The formal dining room
wewrettt The vintage cabinet containing some Chinaware
xcvvdt The dirty kitchen. They said that under the table is another secret passage.
sdfrty The stairs towards the next floor but is not accessible for public viewing.
qeerretj Hallway towards the exit.
P4211421 The small swimming pool

Well, this concludes my trip to Aguinaldo Shrine. Hope you all enjoyed it. In case you want to visit the place here are guide.

How to Get to Aguinaldo Shrine
From Coastal, ride a bus bound to Cavite City or Naic Cavite since they both have the same route. Once you get to the Kawit Loop Road, you’ll find the mansion immediately.

PART 1 │ PART 2 │ PART 3

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10 Replies to “Exploring The Aguinaldo Shrine ~ Part 3”

    1. thanks.. yup.. this place is very ideal for school field trips.. I remember my teacher took us here when I was in Elementary and we really had fun and learned a lot from this historical place

    1. Nope.. there are rope barriers in every room and the only thing you can do is to take a peek without holding anything from them

    1. the secret passages were being demonstrated by the tour guides before.. not sure if they are doing the same thing after the mansion got renovated.. I’m sure with special permit,. they will allow you

  1. The president lived to such a ripe age of 94, bless him. The mansion is really huge and well preserved. Thank you for sharing with us the photos.

  2. Hi Milton! wow, looks like really well preserved! The furnitures and all are still so nice. Interesting shrine! It’s always good to know about a history of something like this. 🙂

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