Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit

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The Aguinaldo Shrine is a National Shrine of the Philippines located in Kawit, Cavite in the Philippines, where the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain was declared on June 12, 1898. To commemorate the event, now known as Araw ng Kalayaan or Independence Day, a national holiday, the Philippine flag is raised here by top government officials on June 12 each year. The house is now a museumHistoryThe shrine is the ancestral home of Emilio Aguinaldo, officially the first President of the Philippines, the only president of the First Philippine Republic. The house was built in 1845 made from wood and thatch and reconstructed in 1849. Here Aguinaldo was born on March 22, 1869.Independence dayOn June 12, 1898, the independence from Spain was proclaimed from the window of the grand hall. The Declaration of Philippine Independence was read by its author, Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista The Declaration of Independence was ratified by the Malolos Congress on September 21, 1898.
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  • Well kept museum. We were entertained by the historian that the museum gave us. I'm glad there are places like this which we can visit to see the history preserved.  more »
  • The original ancestor house of Philippines' 1st President, Emilio Aguinaldo. The shrine is open to the public with few fees. The park is also open to the public day and night with night shops every we...  more »
  • But it needs tough love. The grounds need massive upkeep. It will really benefit most of all the people of Cavite who not only would get much needed revenue generation but they themselves can enjoy a ...  more »
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  • We were very lucky that our tour guide brought us here and he was very informative (Thanks, Mark! ^_^). The place was maintained properly and I admire the designs very much that I wish I could stay there! Keep up the good work!
  • The place has been renovated that it looked new. The guides are very accommodating and approachable. Our guide was also funny.😊
  • When I got there, there was only one tourist guide. But she was very helpful and informative about the history, place and events. If you are wheelchair bound you can only access the museum, souvenir shop, and all other parts of the ground but viewing the second floor is totally off limits there is no wlevator or lift jn the area. Unless someone carries you and your wheelchair upstairs. The highlightr for me was the restrooms it was big and had a path for wheelchair.
  • Historical place of the first president of the Philippines. Nice interesting museum
  • Informative, shrine is well-maintained and staff are courteous and knowledgeable.
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