Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Let's go to Barasoain Church

We decided to make an impromptu trip to Barasoain church after seeing several signs along the highway.  We all thought that it will be a quick stop over since we assumed that it was just near the exit...  Of course we were all wrong.  As it turns out the church is quite far from the exit!  It was traffic too since the roads leading there are small and congested (due to several road works).  But the side trip was definitely worth it despite all those setbacks :D
It was nice to finally see this historic church up close!  I really wish I had a 10 peso bill to compare it to :D
 The wooden door is decorated with intricate carvings.
 It is fascinating to think that so many historic events happened here - The first Philippine congress, drafting of the Malolos constitution and the declaration of the first Philippine republic.  It was also General Aguinaldo's temporary home.  Not sure where he stayed though...  I also can't imagine how it must be to live in a church :D
 I noticed the all seeing eye on the altar.  There is a small cafe and a museum in the church compound but sadly it was closed that day (Mondays closed).  The cafe caretaker recommended that we drop by Bahay na Tisa (literally translates to Stone House) which was just a few blocks away from the church.
Bahay na Tisa is a cozy restaurant serving all sorts of food!  We were expecting native dishes and were quite surprised to see maki, pasta and roast beef on the menu :D
I ordered fried shrimp and salted fish fried rice.  Both were really good!  Actually, everybody's order was yummy :D
It was definitely a good decision to make that detour.  Next time though we will be more prepared with our maps and gps :D  Happy Wednesday folks! 

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