“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.
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)
|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|