Bahay Nakpil-Bautista

“Hoy Emilio, nasaan na ang mga buto?” Part II

“Hanggat pagibig ay panig sa atin, kumagat man ang dilim wag mangamba, dahil liwanag tayo ng isa’t isa” – Lakambini, Ebe Dancel


After visiting the museum of Supremo, perhaps it’s quite obvious that our next target destination is the Lakambini ng Katipunan — Gregoria de Jesus — residence-turned-museum.


Coming to Bahay Nakpil was like coming home to an ancestral home. One of the places to see and visit in Quiapo, Manila is the Nakpil-Bautista house. It partly shows how this particular neighborhood used to be and what it can be, if only our heritage were appreciated and better understood. We’re not going to spill details for your visit and find out what more is in store for you in this beautiful place that’s full of incredibly and genuinely kind people.





As a bonus, we were given a chance to take part in the Cultural Heritage Studies Lecture by Prof. Zialcita, a professor from Ateneo de Manila University. After the lecture, they also invited us to join the cooking demo and food tasting of the traditional dishes usually prepared by the Lakambini in special occasions. The dishes were prepared by her descendants. At the end of the day, more of her descendants came, as well as Jose Rizal’s and Andres Bonifacio’s.

Overall, this museum tour has been more than just a tour, but a fun, filling and learning experience as well.

Decendant of Gregoria de Jesus
Another decendant of Gregoria de Jesus
Chicken Galantina
Pinatisang Alimango (Crabs in Fish Sauce) A specialty of Gregoria de Jesus
Alimasag, Kangkong and Kalabasa Salad (Crabmeat, Kangkong, and Squash Salad) Originally by Gregoria de Jesus
Cabeza de Habali (Head of Pork or Cheesehead)

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista
432 A. Bautista St., (formerly Barbosa St.) Quiapo, Manila
(632) 731-9305 or (63) 917-8517455
Museum Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 9AM to 5PM (Closed on Mondays and official holidays)

Admission Fees:

Php80 Adults, college/university students
Php50 Senior citizens, grade school and high school students, upon presentation of ID
Php50 Groups of 10 or more
Free Infants, children up to 5 years

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