Historical Attractions Located in Laguna

Good thing that these historical places have been preserved and being heeded by the Local Government.

Here is a list of Historical Attractions in Laguna you can visit:

1. Rizal Shrine, Calamba City
It is a Spanish vintage house is being maintained as a national shrine by the National Government. It houses the Rizalian memorabilia ranging from pictures of the late hero and the women in his life, sculptures by Rizal, to laminated excerpts of some of his written works. Museum hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn and 1:00 to 5:00p.m., every day except Monday.

2. Homma – Yamashita Shrine, Los Baños
In quick succession, the College of Agriculture becomes a Japanese camp for prisoners of war, an internment camp for allied nationals, a target of Kempetai punitive measures, and the headquarters of a secret organization of guerillas. After the dramatic rescue of the Americans internees by Filipino guerillas and U.S. paratroopers on February 23, 1945, the entire campus was sacked by the Japanese and razed to the ground. Only Baker Hall, the armory – gymnasium, remained standing amidst the rubble. Shortly after the war, Generals Masaharu Homma and Tomoyuki Yamashita, the commanders at the time of the Bataan Death March, were executed in April 1946. They were both tried for their war crimes and executed near the Economic Garden.

3. Japanese Garden, Caliraya, Cavinti
The Japanese Garden is a shrine created by the Japanese Government in memory of the many Japanese soldiers who died during the bloody encounter between the Japanese troops and the Filipino-American troops at the close of World War II. The topography of the garden and the cool gentle breeze provide an excellent opportunity for a leisurely walk around the area.

4. Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Historical Landmark
Built in 18th century by the Franciscan Missionaries, the underground cemetery is a circular wall structure. At the crypt of the cemetery, according to history, is where the Katipuneros plotted against Spanish rule.

5. The Battle Of Mabitac Mural, Mabitac
The Battle of Mabitac is considered to be one of the first successful battles fought against the American Regime during the Filipino-American War that happened on September 17, 1900. In the said encounter, the Filipino Forces headed by General Juan Cailles killed the US Commanding General Cheatam.

6. Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Founded in 1687. It is originallly chapel of bamboo and nipa. Reconstructed in 1960 with deep affection by the town postas (able-bodied men rendering the annual polo of forced labor) under the direction of Miguel Guanco and Alcuacil Mayor Alfonso Garcia. Improved in 1853 by Fr. Joaquin de Coria, a talented priest-engineer designed and built the high belfry and the gorgeous cupola, with the Pagsanjeños supplying the labor, materials and funds. The Church was damaged during the World War II.

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  2. Mapuntahan ko sana ang mga ito. I love historical places.

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