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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  • I loved it that the place was well maintained with lots of fruit trees that were bearing fruits like chico, mangoes and tamarind! There was one tamarind on the ground that I picked and ate... yummy! Len, the tour guide who volunteered to join us was very helpful, spoke fluent English, and very accommodating even if we arrived at the shrine at 12 noon. Really worth your time to visit..
  • It is something that every Cavitenos to see and share to all locals and foreign alike how our history unfolds. Discover the 1st Phil Independence where our first Philippine flag was raised. The area was huge and you'll find also the real tomb of General Emilio Aguinaldo.
  • 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!
  • In this place you will see the house of General Emilio Aguinaldo. It is located in Kawit, Cavite. Inside the house there are displays of artifacts and memorabilias of the acclaimed Philippine hero. There is also a souvenir shop and a public restroom near the main building. The parking area is a bit far from the building so be ready for a short walk. It will take 15 - 30 minutes to round the whole place.
  • The place has been renovated that it looked new. The guides are very accommodating and approachable. Our guide was also funny.😊
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