Travel Back In Time With Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Part 3

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Finally, here comes the post to conclude my Las Casa Filipinas De Acuzar experience. As much as we want to explore all the houses in the resort, not all of them were accessible since most of them are hotel rooms and vacation houses which mean, they are being occupied by other visitors. But then, you are still free to navigate around and witness the beauty of their exteriors. In addition to that,  the package we availed includes the free use of their swimming pool but unfortunately, it was raining that time so some of us decided to stay in our van instead.  So today, I’m sharing you some of the houses that we failed to visit yet still remarkable enough to catch our attention.IMG_0018t
The Casa Irosin as viewed from the Reception HallIMG_0047tLook at those interesting murals! Much like the La Ribera houses, you can appreciate these more if you availed their boat tour package.IMG_0020tJust in front of the Casa Irosin is the stunning Plaza Maria. It is smaller than the Plaza Marcelino yet offer a much more stunning view.IMG_0054tI’m not sure with the name but this is one of the corner houses near the La Puesta Del Sol!IMG_0055tThe 3-storey house is adorned by these intricately carved sculptures!IMG_0058tThe Casa San LuisIMG_0065tThe Casa San Luis is situated near the Plaza MarcelinoIMG_0084tThe Casa Lemery. The house has 51 square meters in area and has 2 bedrooms and each night will cost you more than 28k! Wow!IMG_0086tThe Casa Ladrillo. Much like Casa Lemery, Casa Ladrillo also has 51 square meters but it has higher rate amounting to 75K per night!IMG_0088tThe Casa LadrilloIMG_0103tHotel De OrienteIMG_0115tHotel De Oriente is based on the original Hotel de Oriente in Binondo—the first premier hotel in the country and the second building in the Philippines to have a telephone. The replica in Las Casas was built in 2013 and was finished in time for the Bataan leg of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit last year. It has two large halls that can accommodate 1,000 persons and four function rooms named after locales of Old ManilaIMG_0116tUnfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to witness its breathtaking interior.IMG_0117tThe exterior of the hotel as viewed from Tulay Ni Lola BasyangIMG_0124tThe hotel as viewed from Casa LubaoIMG_0118tThe Tulay ni Lola Basyang (The bridge of Lola Basyang).IMG_0119tSculptures at the end of the bridge depicting Lola Basyang and kids.IMG_0132tCasa BulacanIMG_0137tThe Casa Bulacan is located just beside the Casa Lubao. Outside, you’ll find sculptures depicting kids playing “Luksong Baka”, a classic Filipino gameIMG_0158tIf you are lucky enough, you might spot this cool Calesa roaming around the resort.IMG_0162tLocated at the center of Plaza Mayor De Tobias are these interesting women sculptures which somehow reminds me of those female statues in Zapote Bridge.IMG_0163tThe Casa Baliuag 1. The original Casa Baliuag, also from Bulacan, was built in 1898 in front of the Baliuag Church. It features the highly floral motif in fashion at that time. The owner also married for the second time after his first wife died. All in all he had 21 children, but otherwise their life was uneventful. The lower part of the house became known as “luwasan” because it was where people waited for their ride to Manila.IMG_0185tThe Casa Baliuag 1 As viewed from the windows of Casa Biñan where we stayed for another half hour while waiting for the rain to stop!IMG_0184tIMG_0190tThe Santuario de San Jose!IMG_0097tThe church as viewed from Casa Hagonoy. It is interesting to note that they are slowly and intricately bringing the iconic replica of Santuario De San Jose back to its former glory! It is indeed a picture perfect venue for a wedding!IMG_0266tA fountain that reminds me of the one in CarriedoIMG_0267tIMG_0268tThe stunning facade of the Santuario de San Jose in Las Casas Filipinas De AcuzarIMG_0272tThe Santuario as viewed from the Tulay Ni Lola BasyangIMG_0229tIn case you do not want too much walking, you might consider availing their train tour!IMG_0233tIMG_0238tThe Casa Mexico which serves as one of their Reception Hall as well. IMG_0236tThe Casa Mexico is located near the Plaza Atienza. It is also interesting to note that this house was salvaged from a junk shop and reconstructed using an old photograph.
IMG_0241tThe Casa Unisan! The casa has a very interesting story and probably one of the casa that you will not consider staying at night. A tragic incident occurred here and only one girl survived the massacre on the family. Yikes!IMG_0256tIMG_0244tThe Casa Jaen 1. This house actually won as the House Beautiful Award in 1917 by the Sunday Tribune.
IMG_0239tThe Casa Bizantina! It is a three-story intricately designed bahay na bato (stone house) from Binondo, Manila. It is also considered as the most expensive vacation house in the resort.IMG_0258tThe Paseo De Escolta. Using old and new materials, the resort managed to recreate commercial buildings in the early 1900s in Manila. With 17 rooms, it houses a hotel within the heritage resort. Its ground floor houses shops.IMG_0259tIMG_0262tCalesa under the Casa Baliuag 2IMG_0263tThe Casa Luna. Built in 1850, its original location was in Namacpacan (now Luna town) in La Union. The town was later renamed to honour its revolutionary heroes and brothers Antonio and Juan Luna, whose mother was a member of the Novicio clan.IMG_0264tCasa Cagayan. It is a collection of four wooden houses built on stilts. Such houses were usually regarded as houses of poor people in Cagayan in the early 1900s.It now houses a spa.IMG_0265tAnd there goes the Swimming pool!IMG_0269tJust beside the Limutan River or not too far from the main entrance, you will also notice these two native houses which is called Casa Maranao

Just in case you’ve missed my previous entries, feel free to visit the links below

Travel Back In Time With Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Part 1
Travel Back In Time With Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Part 2
Travel Back In Time With Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Part 3

 

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