Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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Discover Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, which is comprised of 20 different “heritage houses” that represent aspects of Filipino history.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar was constructed amid the European embrace of art that championed emotion, individualism, and nature during the first half of the 19th century.

Comprised of 30 different “heritage houses,” each building represents an aspect of national Filipino history. The collection of Spanish Colonial buildings, known as “bahay na bato,” were chosen based on their individual cultural, historical, and architectural features. They range in style from mansions to wooden stilt houses. Cuidad Real de Acuzar is designed to be a reconstructed town, offering visitors a taste of the Philippine’s past come to life. The buildings were acquired and transported from varying locations across the country. Each historic building have been carefully restored. The structures were meticulously dismantled before being reassembled by a skilled group of architects. In cases where an authentic reconstruction was not possible, materials that were as close to the original were used to complete the project. Each building’s legacy is as unique as its architecture.

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    Some of the notable houses onsite include: Casa Candaba: Built in 1780, this is the most historic documented building in the resort. It originally served as the Spanish Governor’s home when he would visit the town of Pampanga. Casa Lubao: Casa Lubao was built in 1920 and its original purpose was for sugar and rice storage. During World War II, the Japanese used it as a military outpost. Casa Hidalgo: Built in 1867, Casa Hidalgo was designed by Felix Roxas y Arroyo. He was the first Filipino to practice architecture in the Philippines. Owned by Rafael Enriquez, the house was considered the most elegant during the era of the Spanish regime. The house held classes for the University of the Philippines until 1926, where Enriquez served as a professor and later its first director of the School of Fine Arts. Casa Bizantina: Casa Bizantina, also known as the Don Lorenzo del Rosario House, was designed by Catalan architect Joan Josep Jose Hervas y Arizmendi in 1890. It was the first home of the University of Manila in 1914.

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