Malolos City Museum (Museo ng Republika ng Malolos)

After Pinto Art Museum, we decided to do another out-of-town museum trip. It felt like going on an educational field trip again, like when we were kids. A field trip! Where? Up north of Manila! The province where our language was born: The province of Bulacan.

DSC_1687
Provincial Capitol of Malolos

The province of Bulacan is a 2 hour bus ride from the Manila. It was believed that our language, Tagalog, originated from this province. It also housed the famed Barasoain Church in Malolos City, where the Malolos convention was held. Built during the Spanish era, Barasoain Church has been around for decades and famous for its complex ceilings and wall paintings and for being commemorated on the Ten-peso bill (now depreciated). It also served as a backdrop for the Malolos Convention of 1898. It was the point on which the first Philippine Constitution was convened.

DSC_1704
Barasoain Church Facade
DSC_1692
Historical Marker

DSC_1691

DSC_1703
Church Altar

The first version of the constitution included the basic civil rights, separation of the church and the state, and the creation of a national assembly that would act as the legislative arm of the republic.

DSC_1717

DSC_1697

The museum, which was previously used as a convent, is filled with a rich source of historical data, including documents and artifacts explaining how the Malolos Convention was convened in 1898. The museum boasts of interactive and digital displays that allows visitors and students to know more about the Philippine Revolution and revolutionary Politics.

20151115_132302_Richtone(HDR)
An excerpt from El Heraldo de la Revolucion

DSC_1713

 

Malolos City Museum (Museo ng Republika ng Malolos)
Paseo del Congreso Road, Brgy. San Gabriel, Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines
(044) 662-5725 / (+63) 917 6564175
Museum Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 8am to 4pm

Admission Fees:

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Malolos City Museum (Museo ng Republika ng Malolos)

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: