Monday, November 10, 2008

Real de Acuzar Part 1

There is a real gem that is about to emerge near the Gulf of Bagac in Bataan. A community of restored old houses are now on-going in Ciudad Real de Acuzar in Bagac. Unlike other heritage sites like the Mestizo District in Vigan or the Old Houses of Silay in Negros where the structures are preserved, in Real de Acuzar, these houses and buildings are bought from their original location and transferred piece by piece to this place. Restoration then is painstakingly done here to built it to closest to its original state possible. Lots of construction are still on-going to date including a hotel where guests can spend some time in the future. It is still close to the public but the person in-charge there kindly allowed us to take some pics of the place. And here are some shots I can share to you:


A Huge Metal Knocker of an old UP Building


Old Houses and Cobbled-Stone Street


An Antique Restaurant and Reception Area


A Bronzed Whistle-Blower in front of Another Old House


It is like travelin on a different era.


Sala of One of the Old Houses


Multi-colored doors and windows


More images and stories about Real de Acuzar on my next post...


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43 comments:

  1. That is awesome!! Don't you feel like the place is talking to you?? Can you see it in your mind bustling with people and horses??

    Looking at your pics is like having a playground for my mind. Anyway, galing talaga!

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  2. this is a fantastic place! i saw this place featured in a TV show...i think it was angel aquino's "tablescapes". thanks for sharing these photos, parang nakapunta na rin ako.:D

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  3. A very beautiful and my dream place to visit.
    Thank You for sharing and looking forward for Part2.

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  4. wow! amazing how they transferred old structures to that place. i should say that bataan is doing a really really good job in restoring this place.

    i can see that more and more provinces learn to value our national treasure.

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  5. These are wonderful. I love the old houses and even though I can't see them in person I'm so glad they're restoring them. Old homes have so much character.

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  6. A great place, I like those colorful windows!

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  7. pards, ganda ng old metal door knock.napakahistoric culture living ang nakikita ko dito.

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  8. i love the houses. very beautiful.

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  9. kuya! astig! tama ka, it's like travelling to a different era!

    ingats po palagi=p

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  10. "An Antique Restaurant and Reception Area"

    Lovely! I'm impressed by the beauty of it!

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  11. lahat ng anggulo may kita agad kung ano ang subject sa bawat picture mo. perfect shots always!

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  12. thanks for the comments on my edited photo. With that kind of camera and shots, i think you don't need to learn photoshop. haha. good day.

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  13. Wow! akala ko nasa thailand :D

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  14. Very beautiful photos. I like the sculptures and the houses too. They looked very beautifully designed and built.

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  15. LS: You have certainly presented some beautiful photos of this place.

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  16. my first experience in bagac was not so nice we are suppose to go to this beach resort kaya lang naligaw kame then we decided to stay sa mga beach resort in bagac but then they are charging like 3k for a simple beach cottage with no bed but just a kawayan na higaan so its like wtf we just decided to leave and still look for the resort we are supposed to stay at and i swear to myself to never go back to that town again but when i see those pics of your's i change my mind right away.

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  17. This is one place that I have to bookmark and make a point of seeing whenever I get to visit PI.

    Thanks for sharing. I love it, love it, love it.

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  18. beautiful, beautiful houses! i wish i could live in a place like this. nice shots, ls, as always. :D

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  19. Sounds and looks like a great place. I love any effort to recreate history to help aid our understanding of the past. I love visiting St. Augustine nearby here, founded in the 1500's (similar to many of the old Spanish towns in the Philippines, no doubt.)

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  20. Sounds and looks like a great place. I love any effort to recreate history to help aid our understanding of the past. I love visiting St. Augustine nearby here, founded in the 1500's (similar to many of the old Spanish towns in the Philippines, no doubt.)

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  21. That must cost a fortune...but a good thing those houses are preserved!

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  22. looks original parin ang pagkatayo nya na mukhang hindi naman sya na transfer. Ang galing.
    Curious lang ako- paano nyo ba nalalaman ang mga places na pinupuntahan nyo attorney ? my tour guide ba kayo?

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  23. isa ka pala sa mga stalkers ko. hehe. :)

    hinid ko na alam kung paano ko idedescibe ang mga pics na pinopost mo. ganun din feeling ko pag nasa blog ako ni the dong. :) nakaka-speechless. hehe.

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  24. as in they moved each house piece by piece to the new location? amazing!

    i just love old houses :D

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  25. akala ko balay negrense yung 1st picture. ganda!

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  26. That has got to be one of the largest knockers I've ever seen...

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  27. Wonderful sculptures on front of the old houses. I am glad they have been preserved.

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  28. ooh I love the colored glass doors! & also that these wonderful structures are preserved for everyone to see & enjoy!

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  29. Such beautiful shots and thank you for sharing the history.

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  30. What an incredible piece of history, so wonderfully preserved. Excellent post!

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  31. Wow, the houses are awesome. Thanks for the tour, really interesting.

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  32. BEautiful. Not the architecture I'd have expected to see. Love the statues and those beautiful colored windows!

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  33. I wonder if any are haunted!?!?
    Very pretty shots though!

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  34. Whoever did this great restoration project has done a good job of preserving the country's history.

    BTW, great photos bro :)

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  35. sarap ulit ulitin tingnan ang mga pictures na to. ayos lahat pero ang paborito ko ang photos 3, 4, 6 at 7.

    sarap nga pumunta dito. tapos na ba yan?

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  36. Wonderful photos on your blog, but I was especially struck by the stained glass photo, with the open door showing us a bit of natural light.

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  37. can i have some of your pix of mr. acuzar's collections? I've been in this place, but your shots are way better than mine... i;ll just use them for academic purposes... and I will surely indicate where I got them. tnx!

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  39. parang eto ung sa zorro? ang ganda. di nakakasawa tignan hehe

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  40. yeah sa Real de Acuzar nga ang location ng Zorro...

    super ganda ng place na yan... I love it sobra... If I had to choose between boracay or Real de Acuzar, I'd choose the latter. hehehe

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  41. hi po. if we want to go there and see it for ourselves, to whom do we ask permission or request an invitation?

    thanks!
    renz

    nice pics!

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