“A Place With a Glorious Past”

    
Why read a history book when you can walk through a place where history was made? We recommend touring the province of Cavite —the seat of the revolution against Spain in the late 1800s.
     The province of Cavite abounds with great objects, and subjects, of culture and history. It is the birthplace of a good number of Filipino heroes and it has an interesting range of sites associated with the Philippine Revolution of 1896. Found in the province is the residence of the first president of the republic, Emilio Aguinaldo, which is also the site where the Philippine Republic was proclaimed on June 12, 1898.


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GETTING THERE
By Land: Take the South Luzon Expressway and exit at Carmona. Or take the Sta. Rosa exit all the way to the end.

GETTING AROUND
Common means of travel in the province are: Bus - Along major highways Jeep - You'll find one in major roads Tricycle - Usually travels around the same municipality.

 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • Tagalog
  • Chabacano
  • English

 

MUST SEES!

  • Aguinaldo Shrine
  • Fort San Felipe
  • Sangley Point
  • Battle of Binakayan
  • Battle of Imus
  • Tejeros Convention
  • Bantayog ng Labintatlong Martir ng Kabite
  • Bonifacio Shrine
  • Mt. Pico De Loro
  • Puerto Azul
  • Caylabne Bay
  • Corregidor Island
  • Island Cove
  • Museo De La Salle
  • Malibiclibic Falls

LET’S GO TRY

  • Tahong
  • Pansit Pusit
  • Tamales (Made of ground peanuts and galapong that is steamed and wrapped in banana leaves.)
  • Quesillo (Native carabao's milk cheese)
  • Tinapang Salinas

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Climb Pico de Loro.
  • Know more about the classic Filipino novel Noli Me Tangere.
  • Relive the stories of courage in Corregidor Island. 

LET'S GO TO FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Independence Day (held every June 12 - Re-enactment of the historic proclamation of the Philippine Independence is done at the mansion of Gen Emilio Aguinaldo)
  • Maytinis Festival (held every December 24 - the Maytinis is a dramatic retelling of St. Joseph’s and Virrgin Mary’ search in Bethlehem for a place to stay.)
  • Tinapa Festival (held every October - celebrated to promote and perpetuate the image of Rosario as the place where smoked fish called “Tinapang Salinas” originates.)
  • Regada Water Festival (held every June 17 to 24 - In honor of Nuestra Señora de Porta Vaga, sprinklers are installed at the City’s streets so that revelers get a shower.)
  • Sorteo Grand Festival (held every February 16 to 22 - An age-old tradition celebrating the town as an agricultural haven celebrated every 3 years.)
  • Wagayway Festival (held every May 28 - It is a celebration commemorating the bravery and patriotism of the revolutionaries who won in the Battle of Alapan in Imus, Cavite)


DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • Cavite is called as the “Historical Capital of the Philippines” because it is the birthplace of Philippine Independence.
  • Emilio Aguinaldo became Capitan municipal of Kawit, Cavite, when he was only 26 years old, headed a revolution two months later, and assumed the presidency of the republic two months short of his 30th birthday. He died at age 95, the oldest for any Philippine president so far.


BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
For those who want to experience the cool weather in Tagaytay City or escape to warm climate during the summer, then the best time to go is from December up to May. Temperatures in the city go down to up to below 20 degrees Celcius. For those who want to try mountain climbing at Pico de Loro or swimming at Malibiclibic Falls, the summer months of April and May are the most recommended time of the year. But if you are keen on experiencing history in Cavite, then June (Philippine Independence month) is the definitely what you should watch out for.


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