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REGION 4 – SOUTHERN TAGALOG

The historical sites listed below are coded as follows:
(A) Prehistory
(B) Spanish Era
(C) War of Independence and U.S. Era
(D) Word War 11
(E) Modern Era

PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITES

AURORA

LT. COMMANDER GILMORE MARKER, Baler
- A memorial to U.S. Gunboat Commander captured here in 1899 by Independence Forces. (C)

QUEZON MONUMENTS, Baler
- Includes a memorial park to the nation's first CommonweaIth president, his penthouse, the remains of his house and a marker dedicated to his wife, Aurora. (C)

BATANGAS

GENERAL MALVAR MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, Santo Tomas
- Memorial to the last Filipino General to surrendertoAmerican Forces. (C)

LAUREL MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Tanauan
- Contains the personal propedyof the late president. (D)

MABINI SHRINE, Tanauan
- Houses the remains and belongings of the "Brains of the Katipunan.'' (C)

TAAL HERITAGE VILLAGE, Taal
- Restored historic buildings in thetown. (B)

CAVITE

AGUINALDO HOUSE MUSEUM, Kawit
- Home of the firstpresidentof the Philippine Republic. (C)

ANDRES BONIFACIO HOUSE, General Trias
- The home of the revolutionary leader is a typical red brick Spanish-style house. (G)

BATTLE OF ALAPAN MARKER AND FLAG, Imus
- The battle site Is marked by a 30 meter flagpole set on painted rocks. (C)

CORREGIDOR – the famous last bastion of Philippine
- American Defense Forces is dotted with memorials, shrines, cemeteries, pares, barracks and gun batteries. Major attraction is the Malinta Tunnel. (D)

FORT SAN FELIPE, Cavite City
- Built in 1609, it has naval memorabilia on the lawns outside. (B)

GENERAL TRIAS MARKER, General Trias
- Located in front of the home of the local hero of the War of Independence. (C)

PEOPLE'S PARK, Tagaytay
- A mansion in the clouds, builtbyformerpresidentMarcos. (E)

LAGUNA

JAPANESE GARDEN, Caliraya
- Dedicated to the memory of Japanese soldiers killed in battles during closing stages of World War 11. (D)

RIZAL HOUSE, Calamba
- A reproduction of the birthplace of the great national hero, now a memorial and museum. (C)

UNDERGROUND CEMETERY, Nagcarlan
- Built in the 18th Century by Spanish missionaries, it contains the only underground crypt in the country. (B)

MARINDUQUE

BOAC MUSEUM
 - An impressive display of archeological finds. (A)

PULANG LUPA SHRINE, Torrijos
- Scene of a major victory of Filipino Forces against Americans. (C)

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

PAROLA PARK, Sablayan
- A solitary cannon is the only reminder of the site's past as a watchtower and church. (B)

ORIENTAL MINDORO

KUTA FORTRESS, Bongabong
- The oldest Spanish fortress in the country, it contains cannons and a Spanish galleon. (B)

MUELLE CROSS, Puerto Galera
- Commemoratesthe sinking of the battleship Canonero Mariveles in 1879. (B)

PALAWAN

GUYO FORT: Guyo
- Within its walls are the church, (and the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. (B)

MELVILLE LIGHTHOUSE, Balabac
- A century-old facility on the Southern Coast of Palawan, it is still operational. (B)

SANTA ISABEL FORT, Taytay
- Built in 1667, the fort's chapel and cannon are still intact. (B)

QUEZON

ANCESTRAL HOMES, Sariaya
- A number of well- preserved Spanish homes. (B)

HERMANO PULE SHRINE, Lucban
- A Philippine her to Apolinariodela Cruzuin real life. (C)

MAGONGLONG BRIDGE, Tayabas
- A five span, century-old bridge. (B)

ROMBLON

SAN ANDRES AND SANTIAGO HILL FORTS
- Twin forts built by the Spanish. (B)

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES

QUEZON

CATHEDRAL OF SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA, Gumaca
- The largest and oldest church in the province.

CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS OF TOULOUSE, Lucban
- Surrounded by gardens and grottos, the church has been rebuilt on three occasions.

ST. MICHAEL ARCHANGEL MINOR BASILICA Tayabas
- One of the oldest churches in the country, it was first built in 1585.

SANTA LUCIA KINABUHAYAN, Dolores
– Important pilgrimage centers are established at this site.

AURORA

BALER CATHOLIC CHURCH
- Old saints (santos) and religious vessels adorn the altar facade. An ancient bell, La Campana de Baler, is stored as a relic.

SANTO ENTIERRO, Baler
- A glass coffin encasing the status of Jesus Christ.

RIZAL

OUR LADY OF ANTIPOLO SHRINE
- This miraculous icon is said to have saved several Spanish galleons from British, Dutch and pirate attacks.

ST. JEROME CHURCH, Morong
- Features the work of Chinese craftsmen and a four-storey octagonal bell tower.

TANAY CHURCH
- A mixture of Philippine colonial design with element: of Baroque. Rebuilt in 1783.

LAGUNA

MABITAC CHURCH, Mabitac
- Standing atop 126 stone steps, features a Spanish-style facade.

SAN PEDRO DE ALCANTARA, Pakil
- Constructed in Corinthic-lonic styles, the church has survived fire and two earthquakes.

SAN SANTIAGO APOSTOL CHURCH, Paete
- Features the superb woodcarving talents of Paete craftsmen.

ST. GREGORY CHURCH, Majayjay
- Reputedly one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, preserving antique relief statues of saints.

CAVITE

IMUS CATHEDRAL
- Hispanic architecture, featuring darkens subdued colors.

MARAGONDON CATHOLIC CHURCH
- A 17th Century church built by the Dominicans. The wooden altar, pulpit and main portal are fine examples of early Filipino craftsmanship.

SILANG CATHOLIC CHURCH
- Built in 1585, the church contains numerous statues of Christ, Mary and Catholic saints.

OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE SHRINE, Silang
- Famous for its unique park theme and giant woodcarvings of the Last Supper and the Stations of the Cross.

BATANGAS

BASILICA OF ST. MARTIN DE TOURS, Taal
- Rebuilt twice after volcanic and earthquake damages. Once the largest church in Asia.

CHURCH OF SAN JOSE, Batangas City
- Built by Augustinian Friars in 1788. The massive main altar has six rounded columns.

TANAUAN CHURCH
- Built along Romanesque and Neo-classical lines. Remarkable for its wide-open central nave and circular niches.

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF CASAYSAY
- Houses priceless relics of the Spanish Era.

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LIPA CATHEDRAL
- Built in the Romanesque tradition, with circular dome, massive walls and balconies.

MARINDUQUE

Boat CATHEDRAL
- Built in 1656, a fortress-like structure with both Spanish and Roman influences.

ORIENTAL MINDORO

CHURCH WITHIN A CHURCH, Naujan
-small chapel, built within the massive walls of the old church.

SIMBA BATO, Naujan
- An ancient church with a chapel constructed on its original site.

ROMBLON

ST. JOSEPH, Romblon Town
- Built by Recollect Fathers in the 16th Century. The church houses antique icons and religious paintings.

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