Places to Visit in Bulacan
Bulacan has both natural wonders and significant history to offer. Only 30 kilometers away from Manila, this place is rich in history and natural wonders that’ll surely capture your eyes. In this article, we will give you the best places to visit in Bulacan.
Biak na Bato National Park
The first on our list is this inspiring spot found in Malolos Bulacan. Considered one of the most in-demand local tourist spots, this enchanting national park includes a majestic system of rivers and fascinating cave networks which are ecologically important and with historical significance. Biak na Bato National Park will surely make your visit worth it.
Located in Malolos City, Bulacan, this is one of the most important religious buildings in the Philippines. The structure was built in 1630 and founded by Augustinian missionaries in 1859. It’s also considered a national shrine and certainly a must-see when you’re in the area.
This magical river is part of the legend of Bulacan because there is a footprint of a legendary man named Bernardo Carpio who is said to have extraordinary strength. This soothing river is part of the Angat Dam and is popular with locals and tourists. The riverside has beautiful cottages that you can rent if you are planning to enjoy the river for a specific period.
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Golden Haven Memorial Park Norzagaray
Golden Haven Bulacan is an exceptional place that is highly recommended for you to visit. Located uphill in San Mateo Norzagaray, this themed park takes its inspiration from the forest of the Amazon. If you are on your way to Ipo Dam, you can stop by and visit. Its grandiose and tropical beauty is truly a site to see.
Baliuag Clock Tower
This tall Baliuag Clock Tower is located in the town plaza of Baluiag, Bulacan, standing tall in a busy street, making it a center of attraction.
This incredible Ipo Dam offers a remarkable view including the Sierra Madre Mountain range view. Prepare your camera in advance because you will not stop taking pictures when you see the great view that this place has to offer. There are a lot of photo spots too in this location that you can choose and pose from.
Bulacan Doll Museum
This astonishing Doll Museum is located in Pulilan, Bulacan. Exhibiting approximately 17 diorama doll that depicts various historical events and their own culture and traditions in Pulilan Bulacan, this is another excellent place to visit when you’re in Bulacan.
Bahay na Bato
Also known as the Vigan of Bulacan, this town boasts 30 ancestral houses that feature architectural designs from the Spanish and American eras. Here, you’ll be able to experience Bulacan’s grand past.
This evocative cathedral is a famous church declared by Pope John Paul II. This contemporary church was once used as the Palace of President General Emilio Aguinaldo and is said to have been burned down so that the enemy of Aguinaldo will not be able to use it. The church was renovated after several years, and it was considered a cathedral since then. Moreover, there is a distinct tree–which people refer to as the Freedom Tree–in the cathedral that was believed to be planted by Emilio Aguinaldo, himself.
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
Millions of pilgrims have visited this place to pray and give offerings. A colossal grotto located in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, this must-visit is very accessible when you’re coming from Manila and other neighboring towns and cities. This magnificent grotto is a tribute to a popular pilgrimage site in France.
This incredible cave is located in Norzagaray. The cave is one-kilometer-deep and has historical significance because it was used by the katipuneros as a hideout during the Spanish period, and by Aguinaldo during the American period. This natural wonder also boasts beautiful rock formations of limestones, stalactites, and stalagmites.
Ciudad De Victoria
Known as the Philippine Arena, this structures has 55,000 seats and is considered the largest indoor arena in the world. Outside, you’ll find beautiful flowers and plants, making it a good spot to take photos. There are also big chess pieces, a big peacock, a green jeepney, a mini-zoo, life-size statues of cartoon characters and comic characters, and a lot more.
Located in San Miguel, Bulacan this mountain is a great place for trekking. Here, you can capture the beauty of nature. Moreover, it’s considered an easy terrain for beginner hikers. So, if you love adventure, hiking, and beautiful sights, head over to Mt. Manalmon in Bulacan.
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