Dreaming of traveling but short on budget? Worry no more because San Fernando Pampanga got it covered for you! Discover San Fernando and Re-discover its history as you travel around the heritage sites in San Fernando Pampanga with your very own Heritage Passport and be ready to tour the heritage sites and structures San Fernando has to offer.
To avail the San Fernando Heritage Passport you may visit the City Hall, Heroes Hall, Heritage Cafe, City Tourism office, San Fernando Train station at Brgy. Sto Niño. Claiming of San Fernando’s Heritage Passport is available every Monday to Friday at 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon, only One heritage passport will be issued per individual.
Get your camera’s ready because every place that’s included in the tour is picture worthy! Take a snap to get a stamp! Yes, you’ve read it right for every Heritage Site make sure you snap a picture because you will have to show it at the selected stamping station. Each heritage site belongs to a corresponding Stamping station and to get a stamp! A picture is a must!
The places that are up on the list are San Fernando Train Station, a defunct train station from the PNR north line, which is historically part of the Bataan Death March because American and Filipino prisoners stopped by the station back in 1942 and get a San Fernando Train Station stamp on your Heritage Passport. You also get to tour around the city via Kalesa just like the old times to get a Kalesa stamp, you may then experience the magic of lantern making in the city of San Fernando and find out why Pampanga is also popular as the Christmas Capital of the Philippines and get your Lantern Stamp.
Tumble through time and visit structures that do not only speak of history, San Fernando Pampanga definitely knows how to value Ancestral Houses and until today, everyone may still visit these heritage houses. In San Fernando, Pampanga there are numerous Ancestral Houses that are conserved and part of the tour the Heritage Passport offers are 12 structures that survived over the years that passed.
During this trip, you may Visit The Dayrit-Cuyugan House that was built in 1902, The Consunji House, owned by the Gobernadorcillo Antonio Consunji and was built in 1892. The Datu-Bundalian House that was built in 1938 and was owned by Angel Datu and Jovita Bundalian. The Hizon-Paras Ancestral House, that was built early of the 20th century. The Tabacalera house of Don Ramon Lopez, The Hizon-Ocampo House of Anacleto Hizon and his wife Victoria. The Cuyugan House also known as the Cuyugan-Baron House owned by Vivencio Cuyugan Y Baron house. The Agusto P. Hizon heritage house in Consunji Street. The Hizon-Singian House that was built in 1870. The Lazarin house from 1925 and the Henson-Hizon house a Spanish colonial period house and last on our list of heritage houses is the house of Asuncion Santos, which is more popular now as The Pampanga Hotel.
San Fernando, Pampanga has truly a lot to offer they have quite a few monuments honoring different people from the past and heroes that have truly helped our country. During the Heritage tour, travelers may visit the monuments of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Ninoy and Cory Aquino, Nicolasa Dayrit, Jose Abad Santos, Pedro Abad Santos, and Tiburcio Hillario. They also have Monumento Fernandino, a landmark and an attraction that pays tribute to San Fernando’s history and culture.
You also get to tour around places that will show what a local in San Fernando lives by day by day, you may pass by San Fernando Elementary school, Pampanga High school, The City hall of San Fernando and Baluyut Bridge which is also considered as the first concrete pavement in the country. You may also go to San Fernando’s Water Tower also popular as the leaning water tower built in the 1920’s.
San Fernando is truly a first class municipality with all it has to offer, with everything that the City has achieved they are the type who forgets because they know how to pay tribute. San Fernando has its own Heroes hall and Heroes park paying tribute to our heroes that anyone who wishes to visit may do so. Just like any other city in the country you get a place to visit and thank our creator for what a beauty a place has become visit Metropolitan Cathedral formerly known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Visit all these places because the first ten to finish gets token of appreciation from the City government while the succeeding finishers gets to receive a certificate one can brag about because San Fernando City is a place everyone should put on their list of a must-visit for everything it has to offer and with The Heritage Passport that acts as a guide on the city’s cultural sites and heritage properties it will surely be a lot easier to navigate around the city.