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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

The Philippines has been colonized by the Spaniards for more than 300 years since the 15th century. This is one of the reasons why the Philippine culture and architecture resemble European structures like historic churches and buildings. The Philippines has a lot of historic places and most of them are still preserved and became landmarks and tourist spots. If you want to experience and feel the Spanish-Philippine heritage at the present time, there is a unique place in Bataan that you can visit. And I will give you a tour of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a unique place that showcases the Philippines during the 18th century. Located in Bagac, Bataan, its beautiful attractions are the mansions from the Spanish colonial era. One thing to note here is that this is a concept of a businessman ‘Gerry’ Acuzar. He built a Spanish heritage theme park by dismantling old mansions from different parts of the Philippines brick by brick and transported them to Bagac, Bataan and restored its beauty which took almost 10 years to finish them all.

las casas filipinas de acuzar

The entrance fee is Php 1,000 and at the entrance, you can immediately feel that you are in a different world already. The road and the building structures definitely look and feel like a Spanish heritage. As you walk by, you can always get a very nice view and a place to take photos and selfies. You can check this Facebook Page for more tours like this.

las casas filipinas de acuzar

You can get a tour guide inside that will accompany you to each mansion that has a significant historic background and some that have spooky stories. By the way, you have to bring a comfortable and easy to wear footwear because you have to remove them once you get inside the mansion.

Two of the tour guides that will make your stay wonderful.

Further ahead, there will be more mansions that are magnificent. And I actually wanted to own one, and live there or just make it one of my rest houses?! πŸ™‚

las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar

MORE INTERESTING STUFF

Also, if you are tired, there are transportations inside. You can ride this kalesa, or you can ride a jeep.

las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar

It is definitely going to be tiring especially when you are strolling the place under the bright sunlight. But of course, the place is so beautiful and no one can stop you from taking more photos justΒ like me. Just keep yourself hydrated and protected by sunblock. So cheers to more shots!

las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar

I found a mansion that is not too strict and you can wear your shoes inside. Surprisingly, I saw this beautiful art.

las casas filipinas de acuzar
las casas filipinas de acuzar

There are also interesting statues of art outside.

My new playmate!

las casas filipinas de acuzar

THE CHURCH

There is a church that is still under construction and is said to be a replica of Balanga Cathedral. And here is how it looks like inside.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

By the way, food and drinks are not allowed inside. So if you have something, just leave it behind. They have cafe and restaurant inside that offer Filipino cuisine that is about Php 800 per head. I cannot afford it so I just chose to eat puto bumbong that is the cheapest at Php 50.

las casas filipinas de acuzar

If you want to rent a mansion for an overnight stay, it will cost you from Php 10,000 – 150,000 depending on the mansion that you desire. Las Casas has a man-made pool that resembles aΒ spring. Since it is surrounded by water, expect that you can also enjoy the beach while you are sun-kissed.

las casas filipinas de acuzar

Overall, I totally love this place. To tell you honestly, I always look at the pictures on my photo album and daydream that someday, I will have my own mansion. The place is astonishing, really! So, go ahead and visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar soon!

Expenses

Day tour package (Php 1,500)

Inclusions:
*RT Van Transfer Cubao-Bataan-Cubao
*Entrance Fee to Mt. Samat
*Lunch
*Las Casas Tour
*Entrance Fee
*Guided tour around the area and inside the houses
*Free use of swimming pool
*Beach Area
*Gaming Area

Sample Itinerary:
02:45AM Assembly at KFC Telus Cubao
03:30AM ETD to Bataan
06:30AM ETA to Mt. Samat. Explore visit Dambana ng Kagitingan.
09:30AM ETD St Joseph Cathedral
11:00AM Lunch
12:00NN Arrival at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
01:00PM Start of 1 1/2 hour Las Casas Heritage tour with guide
02:30PM Explore Las Casas / Swim / Photo ops
06:00PM ETD Manila
09:00PM ETA Cubao

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Andi

Why wizardandi? Because wizard + andi = wizardandi. Since childhood, I always wanted to become a wizard because I love magic. It is fascinating and awesome. I also like eating, gaming, watching anime, gadgets, and going out with my good friends.

28 Comments

  1. Nikaia

    First time stumbling upon a male blogger, you’re definitely going on my blogroll. Nice photos! I’ve been scrolling past Las Casas posts since last month because it’s too wonderful and I can’t go just yet because #budget :))

    xx Nikaia | http://www.wheresnika.com

    • Andi

      Oh, welcome to my blog and I’m glad you appreciated a male blogger like me πŸ™‚ . I think you can just pay the entrance just so you can enjoy the scenery. The costly one is the hotel accommodation, so yeah #budget. LOL. You should visit soon, it’s really nice! My favorite so far. πŸ™‚

  2. Augustin Ra

    I’ve already been to Las Casas and this post made me want to go there again if the entrance fee isn’t that expensive (the entrance fees do depend on their packages) and the transportation isn’t that hard. I experienced going to the foreign restaurants with an eat-all-you-can concept and oh god, good thing I was so hungry at that time from our travel to Mt. Samat! Have you traveled to Mt. Samat?

    • Andi

      Hi there! Las Casas is just my instant favorite. I want to go back and try to check in this time. But can’t afford. Hopefully, we get a nice and affordable package next time so we can enjoy the 2nd time around? πŸ™‚

      By the way, are you saying that there is this buffet in Las Casas? I didn’t know! LOL! Anyway, I’ve been to Mt. Samat and it was nice! πŸ™‚

    • Augustin Ra

      Yes, there was a buffet! We afforded the Php1,500+ package if I’m not wrong with the price and that includes a lot of food. If you arrive early, you can choose whatever restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines from appetizer to desserts. As for us, we already arrived in the afternoon because we waited for the opening of Mt. Samat shrine. We were able to go up there and it was so windy and cold. Anyway, going back, if you arrive a bit late, you can still choose on the available restaurants. There are Italian, Filipino and other restos. After having our own tour, we were also given drinks from their drink station. The gulaman juice was the best juice I ever had in my entire life. We also got our snacks which we chose from the list of snacks from the restaurant where we ate our lunch. We were also given cold towels to freshen up. πŸ™‚

      It’s also nice to visit Las Casas during the holidays. My boyfriend experienced having a staycation there and he told me a lot of stories which I was really jealous of. He told me there was a restaurant that offered turkey and other ~out of this world~ cuisines. Lol. πŸ˜€ It feels like you can totally forget your name because of how delicious the foods were. πŸ˜€ How I wish I was there. There were fireworks, too! πŸ™‚

    • Andi

      You know what, gulaman is just my ultimate favorite drink. And if you are saying that their gulaman is just the best out there, then I just missed out on the best stuff. Huhu πŸ™ . I hope the 1500+ is a whole day buffet? Haha!

      With your stories, I felt that I am missing a lot and I think I need to go back soon and get a staycation package. Hopefully, it’s going to be a wonderful experience. One thing I am hesitant of is that I’m scared of ghost stories. LOL πŸ™‚

  3. Lorelei aquino

    I just love the pictures! What kind of camera (or effects, if any) did you use, Andi?

    • Andi

      Thank you! I used Samsung Galaxy s6. My friend had a Nikon DSLR. But 70% of the photos used in here are from my Galaxy s6 πŸ™‚ . I also adjusted the brightness a little bit.

  4. Floritz

    Nice! Makes me want to go there too. Great job, Andy!

    • Andi

      OMG Ritz!!! HAHAHAHA Thank you!

  5. Aditi

    I’ve never had a chance to visit Philippines, but I’m surely adding Las Casas Filipinas to my list. I agree it surely feels like you’re in a different place, the architecture has a very European feel to it, which I love!

    • Andi

      And you will feel the magic in this place. πŸ™‚ Be sure to take nice photos for great memories!

  6. Indrani

    What a wonderful visual treat in this post. The old mansion/monuments look so grand even today!
    I hope to make it there some day!
    The clarity in pics is too good.

    • Andi

      I am really glad that you liked it. And I agree, they really look grand!!! I know you’ll make it here someday, and thank you for appreciating the photos. πŸ™‚

  7. Christina

    This place looks so inviting. It looks more like Europe than the Philippines. I would definitely like to visit this place.

    • Andi

      Definitely a must visit place. Make more travel memories πŸ™‚

  8. Marge

    I love Las Casas Filipinas! Definitely one of the beautiful places I’ve seen in the country. I was able to visit there twice last year, first for a company outing, the next in a trip with a friend. I remember loving the room, quite spacious, especially the bathroom. The bathroom is even bigger than my room at home haha…

    I still want to go back there because I haven’t seen the tram yet. When I went there they were still constructing it.

    • Andi

      What a nice experience! You’ve been there multiple times and have seen the changes as they go along the construction. Until now, there are still parts of the area that are still under construction. Hopefully next time, I will get a chance to stay for an overnight relaxation and experience the bathroom that is surely bigger than my room too!! πŸ™‚ LOL

  9. Angela

    It sure is a vibrant and beautiful area and hotel! I love that they are trying to preserve the local heritage. We will be sure to put this on our list for when we visit!

    • Andi

      It is really good to have such historical figures and structures’ beauty preserved. You will surely love the place. πŸ™‚

  10. sheena

    The architecture of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is incredible. I’ll definitely your photos when I come to plan my trip to the Phiippines. Never heard of this place before, it’s just incredible, thanks!

    • Andi

      I agree with you about its incredible architecture. Main reason I quickly fell in love with this place. Come visit soon πŸ™‚

  11. Anita Zych

    This place is magic! And your photos so saturated! Yeah me to I would like to have place like that for my own πŸ˜‰

    • Andi

      I like vibrant and vivid colors. It makes my world wonderful. Once I have a spot in here, I will invite your for a free stay so that you can enjoy this magic. πŸ™‚

  12. Jeane Louise Mainit

    I definitely love to travel here. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar was actually on my bucket list before I turn 35. It must have taken the owner so much to preserve this Hispanic Historical site. I have a Spanish – Chinese heritage from my paternal side and I took pride on my heritage. This is a great way of chronicling the area. πŸ™‚

    • Andi

      Wow that’s nice. You must be from a royal Spanish blood. πŸ™‚ I am sure you will enjoy this place. πŸ™‚

  13. Lloyd Bazar Travel Lab

    Wow! Will definitely make this part of my to go list. THanks for sharing Andi

    • Andi

      Sure you are welcome! Definitely a must-visit place πŸ™‚

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