Cavite is one of the nearest province south of Metro Manila and a major residential and commercial area. It’s a huge land that also includes some islands located at Manila Bay. There are many places of historical importance, national attractions, shopping malls, beautiful churches, small town plazas and other interesting places that you can visit in Cavite.
Here’s our list of five places to visit in Cavite:
1. Cabag Cave – The cave is beautiful and has an underground river that runs 50 meters inward and lush vegetation at the foot of a steep slope. A good place for thrill seekers and explorers to visit and just explore the cave.
2. Mt. Palay Palay and Mataas na Gulod National Park –The park has three peaks, namely Pico de Loro, Mt. Palay Palay and Mt. Mataas Na Gulod. The park is noted for its indigenous and rare species of flora and fauna. This is one of the most visited places in Cavite especially for local tourists from Manila.
3. Corregidor Island – Corregidor is the largest of five islands guarding the entrance of Manila Bay. American troops built fortifications on the island like long-range tractor guns, anti-aircraft guns, tunnels an underground command center and a hospital for wounded soldiers. Corregidor became a vital battle zone between the Japanese and the Allied forces. It’s now one of the most visited tourist attraction in Cavite both for foreign and local visitors. This place became an island memorial where you could learn a lot of history about the Philippines during the past war.
4. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine – The place is Aguinaldo’s ancestral home and also the place where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898The place was declared a national shrine in June 18, 1964.
5. Fort San Felipe – The fort is located at the compound of the Philippine Navy, this 16th century fort is dedicated to San Felipe Neri and also the place where the Cavite Mutiny 1872 occurred when Filipino workers were implicated in the armed uprising against Spain. This is also the place where the thirteen Martyrs of Cavite were executed.
These are just some of the interesting places that you could visit in Cavite. There are more places to visit in Cavite that will surely captivate your interest.
Have you been to Cavite? Feel free to share your tips and recommendations.
Photo Credits (Wikimedia Commons): Pico de Loro by Carlos Arango