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Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
The Historic Casa De Comunidad de Tayabas Museum in Quezon
A stone's throw away from the Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Tayabas, Quezon is an old Spanish stone house (bahay na bato) built in 1831 and witnessed numerous historical events including serving as a Japanese garrison during the Second World War.
The original structure, made from light materials, was constructed in 1776 and was replaced with the stone house architecture in 1831 (as indicated on the National Historical Institute (NHI, now the National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
the bahay na bato picture taken at high noon, thus the harsh shadow
the NHI Marker narrating Casa de Comunidad de Tayabas' history in Tagalog (Tutubi has a collection of NHI markers, eh?)
Inside arch of the museum ground floor (no entrance fees but you can donate any amountfor museum upkeep
Inside the bahay na bato is a museum showcasing Tayabas town's famous products including the lambanog,a product of a local destilleria (distillery) plus thwo chambers: one with pictures of prominent sons of Tayabas and another with preserved native ternos (dresses) (taking pictures not allowed inside)
For a few minutes before leaving Tayabas, Tutubi traveled back in time through the displays of the museum and hurriedly took off to get home to Manila via Lucban, and the Laguna towns of Luisiana, Cavinti, Pagsanjan en route to Manila to avoid heavy traffic on Maharlika Highway.