Take a Heritage Walking Tour at Angeles City!
Find out how Angeles City came to be – from its modest beginnings, the aftermath of the Mt Pinatubo eruption to the makings of an emerging cosmopolitan city at the Museo ning Angeles (circa 1920) housed at the old municipio building.
The museum’s second floor is home to Culinarium, a permanent exhibit dedicated to the culinary prowess of the Kapampangans.
Holy Rosary Parish Church
Move on to the Holy Rosary Parish Church (circa 1870) – Angeles City’s most famous landmark and discover the mystery within its walls.
Fondly called by Kapampangans as “Pisambang Maragul”, the Holy Rosary Parish stands in the center of the old Culiat town, now Angeles City in Pampanga. The church has been recognized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts as a national historical site.
Photo by Al Cortez Payad and Christopher Pingol
Center for Kapampangan Studies
Understand the source of Kapampangan pride through an interactive tour of the Center for Kapampangan Studies. Come visit the Holy Angels University Center for Kapampangan Studies. Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photo by Center for Kapampangan Studies
Bask in the rich culture of the old nobility at the elaborately designed Pamintuan Mansion, the Founders’ House, and other heritage sites.
Constructed around 1890 by Spouses Mariano Pamintuan and Valentina Torres for their son Florentio, who became mayor of Angeles in 1900. It served as headquarters of the revolutionary army under General Venancio Concepcion in 1898. General Antonio Luna was also based in the mansion in 1899 where he drew up the plans for the defense of Pampanga against the Americans. On May 27 1899, General Emilio Aguinaldo and staff occupied the house. On June 12 1899, the revolutionary government celebrated the first anniversary of the Philippine Independence.
Upon the occupation of Pampanga in 1901, General Arthur MacArthur and his staff took the mansion.
During World War II, the Japanese occupation forces seized the house and used it as a barracks for Kamikaze pilots.
Photos by Felicidad Prudente of Facebook Group: Ancestral Houses in the Philippines (AHP)