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Approximately 5¼ Hours
Meals not included
Your outing begins with a visit to Barasoain Church, built in 1888, in Malolos City. Founded by Augustinian missionaries in 1859, this church is also renowned for its great architectural design and interior adornments. It has been a designated National Shrine since 1973.
Next, visit the Museum of the 1899 Republic -- the first museum to be modernized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines under the theme of Independence and the Constitutional Republic. The journey of the Philippines from colonial stronghold to independent republic is showcased here.
Don't miss the Casa Real Shrine, built in 1580. It served as the seat of the government of the town of Malolos during the Spanish and American occupations. It also served as the office of the National Museum and National Printing Press during the first Philippine Republic, where the revolutionary press published La Independencia and El Heraldo de la Rovolucion. This building has seen a great deal of history. It was restored in 1852 and, today, it functions as a museum and library under the administration of the National Historical Institute.
The Malolos Cathedral, also known as the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, is a historical church located in the city for which it is named. The church is the seat of the Diocese of Malolos and has been a bastion of faith for centuries.
As you return to the ship you will pass along Kameztisuhan Street, where a row of ancestral houses lies steeped in history.
Please note: Travel time to Malolos is approximately 1 ½ hours each way, dependent on traffic conditions. Museum of the 1899 Republic is closed on Sundays.