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Balay ni Tana Dicang

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Balay ni Tana Dicang

24 Reviews
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You will see the most interesting and beautiful places of the islands of Cebu and neighboring Mactan. Hear about the colonization of the Philippines and, in detail, the story of Magellan and the leader Lapu Lapu. In the house-museum I will talk about the traditions and way of life of the Filipinos. We will also admire the panoramas at the observation decks and learn about the production of guitars and dried mangoes.
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VA5 wrote a review Jun 2019
Quezon City, Philippines944 contributions228 helpful votes
Kapita Dicang certainly looks like a Filipina who knew how to live a glorious life during the early part of the 19th century. This house were she reared 17 siblings is a wonderful testament to that period, when our country was still under American rule. A worthy museum. Must see when in Negros Occidental.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Czar Emmanuel wrote a review Dec 2018
Manila, Philippines5,609 contributions639 helpful votes
This is definitely one of the well-preserved ancestral houses in Negros Occidental. This was built in 1872 and is located in Talisay. It is a silent witness to important events in local history (including wars and revolutions). The house is a typical example of the so-called "bahay na bato" that has a stone basement or ground floor and wooden upper floor. It's got 18 rooms (mostly bedrooms). It also has very elegant living and dining rooms. Its collection of antique furniture and decors is admirable. Located just a few minutes' drive from Bacolod City, this is one ancestral house really worth-visiting. Before doing so, try to call them up first to check if the house is open and to book a guided tour. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: December 2018
Lea C wrote a review Oct 2018
Bacolod, Philippines121 contributions10 helpful votes
Don't miss out visiting this place! If you want to take a look at how the elite used to live. It's very accessible from Bacolod. The last time I went there, the entrance fee is at ₱ 100.00.
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Date of experience: October 2018
esmodes wrote a review Jan 2018
Philippines182 contributions86 helpful votes
We visited this during our first visit but this time, we had an excellent guide who introduced Tana Dicang, a very powerful politician and matriarch during the Philippines Commonwealth era. She hosted President Manuel Quezon and Serio Osmeña and photos of her sitting in the middle of these 2 figures of Phil history wearing baro't saya and sunglasses (she had cataract) is quite telling of her power. She was sought after because she owned sugarlands and haciendas and politicians sought her for much needed campaign funds. She even has a rattan chair carried by 2 men whenever she toured her hacienda in stealth mode. A horse drawn caretela can be heard and w/ this chair she can oversee and check who are slackers in the fields. What a woman! The house is grand and has 18 rooms for Tana Dicangs family of 18 children (1 is an adopted child from the Alunan family). Most of the original furniture of the house is intact and the family continues to take care of the house and the collection. This is a must-see heritage house and the story of Tana (short for Kapitana) Dicang gives one a glimpse of the Commonwealth era and the political players of that time.
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Date of experience: January 2018
Michelle T wrote a review Oct 2017
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii107 contributions48 helpful votes
I was quite impressed with this house as I learned a bit more on Negros history. I was quite impressed with this woman.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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