Things to do in : Batangas: Marriage Ceremony Gift House

Located inward Taal inward the say of Batangas, the Wedding Gift House is 1 of the many Castilian Colonial Era houses that tin mail away nonetheless endure constitute inward the heritage town of Taal. 

Also known every bit the Villavicencio-Marella House, the Wedding Gift House was a introduce of Don Eulalio Villavicencio to his married adult woman Gliceria Marella inward the marriage inward 1871. Surprisingly, structure of the solid took alone 1 twelvemonth (1870 -1871) together with was complete simply inward fourth dimension for the matrimony of Don Eulalio together with Dona Gliceria. The solid is a three-bayed bahay na bato which was constructed using mainly adobe blocks together with high flat woods similar molave. 

Let's larn within the Wedding Gift House
Circa 1870
The entresuelo constitute close the entrance is converted to a invitee room
The other room inward the dry reason flooring used to endure Dona Monserrat's quarters
some old displays inward the dry reason flooring room
 Replicas of doctor Rizal's function together with simply about Castilian Colonial Era medals.

The yoke lived inward the solid until the cash inward one's chips of Don Eulalio's parents who left him amongst the much larger adjoining solid which they thence transferred inward to conform their growing family. The Wedding Gift House thence became a invitee solid accommodating friends, relatives, together with fifty-fifty famous historical figures similar the satelite Brothers who solicited contributions for the Propaganda Movement inward 1892. Because of the generous donation of the couple, Juan satelite gave the yoke their portrait paintings which is at in 1 lawsuit existence considered every bit a National Treasure together with is kept inward an undisclosed location. Only the replicas of these tin mail away endure seen hanging inward the minute flooring of the solid today. 

going upwards the minute floor...
The beautifully designed minute floor
Juan Luna's portrait paintings of the Don Eulalio together with Dona Gliceria

After the cash inward one's chips of Don Eulalio together with Dona Gliceria, the ownership of the solid was transferred to  their boy Don Jose Villavicencio. Sadly, the solid roughshod into despair after his cash inward one's chips inward the 1980s. It was alone when the ownership of the solid was passed to the eldest daughter, Monserrat Villavicencio Joven years later, that the solid was restored to its sometime beauty amongst the supervision of her missy Jocelyn Villavicencio Joven together with her married adult man Advinculo Cuay Quiblat. 
Let's banking concern gibe out the bedrooms
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I got to catch the Wedding Gift House when I was personally invited past times Mrs. Jocelyn Villavicencio Joven to attend the kickoff El Pasubat Festival of their town. During that time, I also met Madam Monserrat Villavicencio Joven together with had a dandy chat amongst her almost the history of Taal. She passed away inward 2012. 
Is that a pocket-size aircon?

Since then, I accept visited the town together with the solid several to a greater extent than times, the terminal existence inward 2016. I was also invited to remain overnight inward the Wedding Gift House but sadly I was non able to create yet (hopefully someday). You tin mail away read to a greater extent than almost my kickoff catch inward Taal past times clicking this LINK.
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Overall, the Wedding Gift House is a house to catch for those who has the penchant of visiting old houses. You may also endeavour ghost hunting inward it also if y'all desire too.

Getting there:

From Buendia inward Pasay City, board a coach saltation for Lemery, Batangas. Most buses travel past times through the town proper. In representative the coach won't travel past times through Taal, alight at the Taal-Lemery junction. From there, tricycles would choose y'all to the Wedding Gift House.

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