Visit These Historical Places in Cavite

By: Marie Claire Lagrisola

There will always come a time when we feel this kind of yearning to get to know our roots better. This is why sometimes we find ourselves in museums, public libraries, or bookstores. This is why we ask our grandparents how were times back then, or our parents how they came up with our names. This is why Maria Clara and Ibarra, the new Filipino telenovela broadcasted on GMA, is so captivating for the current Filipino audience.

But, if ever, we find ourselves asking where can we go to see tangible proofs of our history, where do we go? The answer is Cavite.

The Historical Capital of PH

If there is a place in the Philippines that is the most wealthy when it comes to history, it is Cavite. It was a battlefield during World War II. Cavite has been through a lot, especially when it is the host of the so-called Grandmother Event of the Philippine Revolution: the Cavite Mutiny that took place on January 20, 1872 (a brief but momentous moment for the 200 Filipino troops and workers that participated in an uprising, which became the excuse of the Spanish colonizers to be more repressive when it comes to Filipino rebels.

The Cavite province is also the birthplace of the Philippines’ very first president, namely Emilio Aguinaldo. This is also the very person who declared the independence of the country from its era-long oppression. The declaration of Philippine independence by Former President Emilio Aguinaldo, the first singing of the Philippine national anthem, and the making and waving of the first Philippine flag also took place in Cavite.

Indeed, when it comes to getting to know more about Philippine history, Cavite is the closest tangible thing that could reveal to people what really happened.

However, Cavite is a big place. And, some of you may only have been to Tagaytay City (yes, it is part of Cavite) not even venturing out further into this province. You definitely must not underestimate the other areas of the Cavite province for it could serve as a time machine for any Filipino. So, if you are looking for a go-signal in moving to the premium House and Lot for Sale in Bacoor Cavite, perhaps this could be a perfect sign.

But, if you want to visit some of the historical sites in Cavite first, where exactly you should go? What are the historical places in Cavite?

Here Is a List of the Historical Sites in Cavite You Can Visit

Emilio F. Aguinaldo Shrine

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As previously discussed, colloquially known as the Aguinaldo Shrine, the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine is where the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain took place on June 12, 1898. The first singing of the Philippine national anthem and the first waving of the Philippine flag took place here at this said shrine.

Kawit Cavite is very much accessible to your House and Lot for Sale in Bacoor Cavite. If you cannot get more historical and patriotic by visiting the very place where Filipinos first celebrated the era-long awaited prize of endless oppression and suffering from the Spanish colonization: freedom and Philippine independence.

Additionally, the Aguinaldo shrine is actually the home of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines, and the only president of the Philippine Republic.

Immaculate Conception Parish Church

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More commonly known as the Dasmariñas church, and declared an important Philippine historical landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (used to be known as the National Historical Institute), the Immaculate Conception Parish Church is indeed a historical place in Cavite City for it is the church and convent where an important clash took place during the Philippine revolution against Spain, the Battle of Perez.

Taken place in 1897, the Battle of Perez’s aim was to recapture the whole of Cavite City from the control of the Filipino rebels famously known as the Katipunan, spearheaded no other than by the great Andres Bonifacio, who will be celebrated later this month on November 30.

When the Spaniards were successful in taking over Silang, Cavite, the Filipino soldiers and rebels took refuge in Perez Dasmariñas. The colonizers then focused on recapturing Imus, Cavite by battling the Filipino soldiers resting here in Perez.

Unfortunately for us, Filipinos, the Spanish army was successful in this feat, thus, the recapture of the whole of the Cavite province.

This church is also said to be the first Catholic Parish Church in the Philippines. However, this is all part of the very long debate between our Filipino historians.

General Trias Municipal Town And Old Church

Another Catholic parish church on our list that you and your family could visit during a sunny family day Sunday from your House and Lot for Sale in Bacoor Cavite is the famous Gen. Trias Municipal Town And Old Church located in Imus, Cavite.

Also known as the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church, the General Trias Church is a keen Cavite historical place because it is one of the historical sites of the Filipino uprising, one of the many key battles during the Filipino uprising.

Additionally, it is one of the churches where the senior band members and choir rehearsed the first singing of the Philippine national anthem. Perhaps you may hear an eerie but inspiring echoing of the very voices who took part in this touching moment of the first celebration of our Philippine independence.

Battle of Alapan Flag and Marker

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At the sight of the Philippine flag, you are already catching a glimpse of the many Filipino victories that a lot of us have yet to know more about and be proud of such as the victorious Battle of Alapan.

Former President Emilio Aguinaldo was indeed a great leader for the led this fierce battle. Actually, this was his very significant victory of the Filipino army under his name after he returned to the Philippines from his exile in Hong Kong.

After this victories battle, he and his Filipino soldiers marched toward Cavite together with the 300 Spanish soldiers they held captive. It was such a new but prideful sight for the oppressed locals.

Indeed, you and your family will not have any regrets about moving into a new House and Lot for Sale in Bacoor Cavite. If there is one thing that would tie all past, present, and future Filipinos, it is our history. Without our history, the word “Filipino” would more or less become an empty word.

Read more: Independence Day: Cavite’s Historical Sites

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