Heritage Sites

Emilio Aguinaldo's House in Kawit, Cavite


Pinoy Adventurista
Pinoy Adventurista | Jul 17, 2013

Contributed by: Travel Insider Pinoy Adventurista

The ancestral house of General Emilio Aguinaldo in Kawit, Cavite was first built in 1845 and reconstructed in 1849. On March 22, 1869, the first president of the First Republic of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo was born here. It is also where the Philippine independence from Spain was first proclaimed from the window of its grand hall along with the playing of Julian Felipe's Marcha National Filipina on On June 12, 1898.

The house was declared a National Shrine through Republic Act 4039 on June 18, 1964.

The shrine is open from Tuesday - Sunday except on official non-working holidays, 8:00 AM - 12:00 NN and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Entrance is free.

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