ILOCOS DIARIES: PADRE BURGOS HOUSE

This is our 3rd Kalesa trip as part of our Vigan tour. This is the place where we spent most of our time because of 1 Tourism student who blissfully toured us inside the Museum. I’m sure we’re all familiar with GOMBURZA-the 3 martyr priest who are part of Philippine history and their names are almost listed in our social studies book. Just a little trivia, Fr. Mariano Gomez and Fr. Jacinto Zamora both hails from the City while Fr. Jose Burgos was born in the province of Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

As a pure Ilocano, Fr. Jose Apolonio Burgos was born on this ancestral house on Feb. 9, 1837. The house is memorable to all Vigan residents because the ground floor served as Post Office during the American period as well as office of Philippine National Bank. Up to this day, Padre Burgos House are still intact where most of the foundation are in its original form. It is now home for Fr. Burgos mementos, over-the-aged furniture, superannuated paintings and lots of Ilocano antiquity.

Welcome to Padre Burgos House!!!!!

Welcome to Padre Burgos House!!!!!

As I’ve mentioned earlier, we have an in-house tour guide who explain each things found inside the museum. Near the entrance is the vintage Caruaje that we rarely seen today. It is a public transportation used during the Spanish era before the invention of our very own Pinoy “jeepney”.

Thank u dear student for assisting us....

Thank u dear student for assisting us….

Caruaje

Caruaje

Even before, Filipino has a patriotic blood who want to defend our country from Foreign invaders and here in Padre Burgos House we can see the actual Sibat, Arnis and Kalasag used as weapon by our Pinoy heroes. There is a wooden mortar and pestle used to unhusked a rice grain and a wooden coffin that reflect the burial tradition many centuries ago.

Some of the things found inside the Museum

Some of the things found inside the Museum

A miniature Spanish ship was astonishing to every visitor because it remind us how Barter system ruled between Philippines and Spain. The Perez printing press is also preserve as well as antique manual sewing machine.

Before hi-tech comes in demand our Grand (grandparents) are comfortably using it manually...

Before hi-tech comes in demand our Grand (grandparents) are comfortably using it manually…

One of the highlight in Padre Burgos House is the replica of garrote depicting how the priest trio were sentenced to death for their support to Cavite Mutiny. We continue to walk along while our tour guide keeps on sharing valuable facts about GOMBURZA. Then  he show us the diorama of garrote at Bagumbayan, Luneta Park.

A story of sacrifice for the sake of Philippines...

A story of sacrifice for the sake of Philippines…

Battle of Tirad Pass unfold at Ilocos Sur. In commemoration to Gregorio Del Pilar’s heroism, the house illustrate one of the disheartening scene in the Battle–when one of our youngest general lost his life for the country.

Battle of Tirad Pass

Battle of Tirad Pass

The backyard was a breath of fresh air after our ‘schooling’ inside the house. We gave ourselves a freedom to unwind for a while before we go on with our next trip.

Hang-out at the Backyard

Hang-out at the Backyard

If you really want to know the history, events, classic memorabilia and people who nourish the rich culture of Ilocos Sur then Padre Burgos House is the right place for you.

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