After the Eucharistic Congress held in Sta Cruz Parish Church in Tanza, I discovered that they also have a convent museum which is open for everyone so me and my buddies grabbed the opportunity to take a peek. The Sta Cruz Convent was recently renovated and the museum was formally inaugurated last year. It features an overwhelming amount of historical memorabilia, antique furniture and life-size images depicted the historical “Oath in Tanza”
A historical marker indicating one of the most significant event in the history of Cavite. The Sta Cruz Convent also known as the Convent of Tanza, is a two story auxillary building of the centuries old municipal parish church in Brgy Poblacion 1 The museum was situated on the upper floor of the convent. Here’s a welcoming message situated on the corner of the stair landing.
The wooden staircase towards the convent museum. This huge canvass will also welcome you. It depicts the historical “Tejeros Convention”. It was the meeting held between the Magdiwang and Magdalo factions of the Katipunan at San Francisco de Malabon (Now General Trias Cavite)A huge poster showcasing the information regarding to the declaration of the newly inaugurated Sta Cruz Convent Museum as a historical landmark. Antique living room furniture.
A porcelain chandelier As I entered the first room, I noticed this well preserved brick wall. The white paint indicates the newly cemented areas but they kept some parts of the walls uncovered to show those old bricks from the centuries old church/convent.
An old shelf containing new books about the rich history of Cavite. This wall features various artists who had a major contribution in different field of arts and are also well-known Caviteños including Josefino Cenizal (a Filipino composer), Jose Joya (an abstract artist, National Artist), Justo P Torres Jr (Lawyer) and more.
A picture of the late Mars Ravelo (Comic Artist) who is also a proud Caviteño. He is also dubbed as the King of Philippine Comics (more like the Filipino counterpart of Stan Lee. Past Government officials and notable personalities in the field of Culture, Arts and Letters.
Sea shells and antique jars. Newspaper and magazine clippings about the new convent museum.
Check out this cool antique porcelain telephone Antique displays and decors.
Old cabinet. I’m going to have a special post about this antique furniture so stay tune. A long corridor that connects you to other rooms of the convent.
As you enter the most historical room of the convent, you’ll witness these bust sculptures too. If you’ll go back to my post about the Aguinaldo Shrine, you’ll noticed a small diorama showcasing the historical Oath in Tanza. This event took place in this exact same room and they got life-size figures to depict this important event in the Philippine history. The diorama in Aguinaldo Shrine depicting the Oath In Tanza.
Retelling of the epic Battle of Pasong Santol. The historical marker inside the convent.
Miniature version of the Sta Cruz Parish Church Mini replica of the St Peter Catholic Church in Vatican.
Different flags of Philippine Revolution displayed on the ceiling. The black flag used by General Mariano Llanera who fought in the provinces of Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija.
An antique lamp The project implementers
The view of the church from the convent’s indoor balcony. Antique tables Canvas painting of the church.