Magalang, Pampanga: The ‘Evergreen’ town of Pampanga


Do you wish to live in a place full of green trees and grasses growing all around, fresh air, hearing the chirping of baby birds with a clean environment while listening to classical music like the Canon in D of Johann Pachelbel?

In times of technology and noise of the world, it is possible to still experience these by living in this municipality.

Magalang, Pampanga can’t be denied to have successfully preserved its culture, tradition and green environment despite the technology and building establishments could offer.

A town which was once a ‘visita’ of Arayat in 1598 has obtained its township by the Augustinians in 1605.

Its name was originally called Magalo, derived from Kapampangan word “Galo” which means wavy and moving, describing the water flows from the Parua River.

Magalang is known for its preserved ancestral homes and eco-friendly tourist spots that would definitely bring you back to the year 1960’s to 1990’s, it is also famous for its home-made pastries and candies.

Some of the famous ancestral homes of the town are from Don Andres Luciano, Gueco House, Rivera House, Lising House, Ordonez-Calma House, Paras-Feliciano House, Morales House, Luciano House and Lacson Ancestral House.

Magalang - Abe’s Farm Resort

Abe’s Farm Resort, a part of the LJC Restaurant Group, is an eco-tourist spot which has a spa, modern constructed Ifugao hut for accommodation, fancy restaurant and museum perfect way to distress and relax with family and group of friends who are tired of the toxic world we have.

Magalang - St. Bartholomew Parish Church

The town was also proud of its historical churches like the St. Bartholomew Parish Church which was the most known church in Magalang and was built by the Augustinians in 1605.

However, due to natural calamities caused by the Parua River, the 3-aisle church made of stone and wood was moved to barangay San Pedro in 1863.

Meanwhile, Magalang was also a place good for the observation of the Holy Week.

The town’s most tourist attraction was the “Banal na Bundok” where the construction of life-sized statues of the 14 Station of the Cross was built at Orchard Village, Barangay Ayala for the God-loving Filipinos and foreign tourists.

Carreon's Sweets and Pastries

Located, of course at the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, your visit in Magalang will not be complete without having a taste of the delectable Pastillas de Leche from Carreon’s Sweets and Pastries.

Magalang, Pampanga, with its clean and green environment, historical churches and ancestral houses all around, it is really a town that can bring you back to the old age where simple and peaceful life is always achieved and a perfect getaway with all the hurdles and stresses of urban areas offer.

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Gabriel Diaz