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Cavite - History Capital of the Philippines

Its name originated from the word kawit, or hook. From the characteristics of the hook, strong and deadly when used to defend oneself, Cavite is known as one of the most historical places in the country and a battleground for independence. Numerous battles were fought here including the Battle of Zapote Bridge, one of the most decisive battles during the Philippine Revolution. It is here where the Thirteen Martyrs were executed for their cooperation with the Katipinan. In Kawit, Cavite, Philippine Independence was declared by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.

Aside from history, Cavite is also a venue for fun and relaxation. One of its provinces, Tagaytay City is billed as Philippines’ second Summer Capital. It offers cool weather and scenic view of the Taal Lake, a lake within an island within a lake.

Demographics

1. Population - 2,856,765 (as of 2007 Census)
2. Land Area - 1,287.6 sq. km
3. Capital - Trece Martires City
4. Language/Dialect - Tagalog, Chabacano, English and Filipino
5. Divisions

Cities (3)

  • Cavite City
  • Trece Martires City
  • Tagaytay City

Municipalities (20)

  • Alfonso
  • Amadeo
  • Bacoor
  • Carmona
  • Dasmariñas
  • Gen. Mariano Alvarez
  • Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Gen. Trias
  • Imus
  • Indang
  • Kawit
  • Magallanes
  • Maragondon
  • Mendez
  • Naic
  • Noveleta
  • Rosario
  • Silang
  • Tanza
  • Ternate
Famous For ...

Historical Sites
Because of the rich history, several monuments, shrines, and markers are found all over the province. The most popular are the Tejeros Convention Site in Rosario, Andres Bonifacio House in General Trias, Zapote Bridge in Bacoor, and Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit.

Gardens and Orchards
Several parts of Cavite are located in high altitude which allows the growth of plants which are not normally seen in tropical countries. Also, the province hosts several garden venues which are ideal for several occasions including weddings, debuts and birthday celebrations.

Corregidor
It is the largest of the five islands guarding the entrance to Manila Bay. The island is one of the most important places during World War II.

Tagaytay City
Dubbed as the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines, the city has attracted both local and foreign tourist to enjoy its cool weather and the great view of the crater within an island within a lake - Taal Lake.

Tahong and Tahong Chips of Bacoor, Cavite
Due to its vast shoreline, the residents of Bacoor, Cavite famed itself as one of the best places to buy tahong (Asian green mussel). But since this sea food should be consumed immediately, the tahong chip was created which has become one of the most popular pasalubongs for tourists.

Café Amadeo / Amadeo Coffee
Vast land areas in Amadeo serve as coffee plantations and farms. As such, they have developed a distinct brew that is truly unique and a contender against the kapeng barako (brewed coffee) of Batangas.

Places of Interest

Cultural

President Museum
Location: People's Park in the Sky, Brgy. Dapdap West and Dapdap East, Tagaytay City
The museum contains photos and memorabilia of all the presidents of the country; from Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo to Pres. Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo.

Museo ng Tagaytay
Location: Tagaytay City Hall
The Museo is situated at the ground floor of the City Hall. It is filled with local Tagaytay artifacts, photos and memorabilia.

Historical

Andres Bonifacio House
Location: Poblacion, General Trias, Cavite
This house was one of the sanctuaries of Gat Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Revolution and founder of the Katipunan. Although the house has been renovated several styles, caretakers have made sure that the original style was kept.

Bonifacio Trial House
Location: Poblacion 2, Maragondon, Cavite
Initially owned by Teodorico Reyes, the house bore witness to the trial of Andres Bonifacio and his brother Procopio. They were found guilty of sedition and conspiracy. The trial and verdict, until now, have been questioned by many historians.

Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine
Location: Kawit, Cavite
Tour Day: Monday - Sunday
Tour Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free (donation accepted)
This is the birthplace of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Currently, it has a museum at the ground floor which contains photos of the house and other memorabilia. Inside are the authentic items the former president and his family used over the years. Behind the mansion lie the remains of the first president of the country who died on February 6, 1964 of coronary thrombosis.

Gen. Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine
Location: Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
The museum contains the photos, items, and other memorabilia used by Gen Baldomero Aguinaldo, the former President's first cousin and cabinet member of the Revolutionary Government.

Battle of Binakayan Monument
Location: Governor's Road, Kawit, Cavite
The monument commemorates the battle held last November 11, 1896 when the Filipino Revolucionarios fought 250 Spanish soldiers in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite for independence. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Filipinos, lead by Gen. Candido Tria Tirona, fought hard and attained victory amidst adversities.

Gen. Candido Tirona Monument
Location: Poblacion, Kawit, Cavite
Known as the "Hero of Binakayan", Gen. Tirona led the Revolucionarios during the Battle of Binakayan. He died at the battle when he was stabbed with a bayonet to the head.

Sanduguang Siklab ng Digmaan Marker
Location: Brgy. Pinagtipunan, Gen. Trias, Cavite
This is the site of the blood compact executed by members of the Magdiwang Faction. After the blood compact, on August 31, 1896, the Katipuneros attacked the Spanish headquarters in Manggang Bukol (now Pinagtipunan) and Pasong Kalabaw (now Sta. Clara) and won the battle.

Casa Hacienda of Tejeros / Tejeros Convention Marker
Location: Gen. Trias, Cavite
The Casa Hacienda of Tejeros served as the venue for the Tejeros Convention. It is here where Gen. Aguinaldo was elected President of the newly-established Revolutionary Government on March 22, 1897.

Gen. Trias Monument and Park
Location: Gov. Ferrer, Gen. Trias, Cavite
Gen. Mariano Closas Trias was the Vice President-elect of the First Revolutionary Government. The monument situated at the town proper commemorates his bravery during the war.

Imus Historical Marker
Location: Imus, Cavite
This commemorative marker can be found near two vintage artillery pieces situated just across the Imus Catholic Church and the Imus Municipal Hall. It pays tribute to the first successful revolution to reclaim independence against the Spanish regime.

Battle of Alapan Marker and Flag
Location: Bernardina Salud Elementary School, Alapan, Imus
The Battle of Alapan, which occurred on May 28, 1898, is the 'baptism of blood' of the Philippine flag sewn by Doņa Marcela Marino de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Doņa Delfina Herbosa de Natividad, niece of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The Philippine flag was first flown after the victorious battle against the Spaniards that paved the way to the declaration of independence in June 12, 1898

Battle Of Julian Bridge Marker
Location: Bayang Luma, Imus
At the bridge marker are an 1859 cannon and bullets which functions as silent storytellers of the bloody encounter fought here by the Filipino freedom fighters and the Spanish soldiers in 1899.

Fort San Felipe
Location: Sangley Point Naval Base, Cavite City
This is where the Trece Marites were detained during their inquisition. Also, this structure bore witness to the unsuccessful Cavite Mutiny in January 20, 1872.

House of Gen. Reigo de Dios
Location: Poblacion 2, Maragondon, Cavite
The residence of General Emiliano Riego de Dios and his two brothers, General Mariano Riego de Dios and Colonel Vicente Riego de Dios is considered as one of the oldest houses in the country. The three brave soldiers led several attacks against the Spanish to defend the towns of Naic, Maragondon, and Ternate.

General Artemio Ricarte Marker
Location: Poblacion, Gen. Trias, Cavite
Born in Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Gen. Ricarte is considered by the Armed Forces of the Philippines as the "Father of the Philippine Army". With his nickname "El Vibora" (the viper), he led several successful battles in Cavite, Laguna and Batangas. He also fought during the Philippine - American War and established the MAKAPILI during the World War II.

41st Division USAFFE Marker
Location: Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Tagaytay was once filled with vast forest and ridges. It is here where members of the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) dropped paratroopers which aided in the liberation of Manila.

11th Airborne Division Marker
Location: Tagaytay City, Cavite
On February 3, 1945, amidst extensive ground fire from the Japanese forces, the 8th Army of the 11th Airbone Division, lead by Lt. Gen. William Krueger were able to send supplies and paratroopers to secure Tagaytay, which aided the Filipinos and American troops in liberating Manila.

Japanese Garden
Location: Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center, Sungay East, Tagaytay City, Cavite
This 1,200 square meter garden reiterates lessons learned during the World War II. It reminds tourists to value freedom, peace and unity.

Corregidor Island
Location: Bataan Peninsula
This tadpole-shaped island serves as the entrance to Manila Bay. It is also one of the most historical sites during the World War II where the island, with its mighty artillery defended the island of Bataan during the Japanese conquest in 1942.
Mile-Long Barracks
Pacific War Memorial
Eternal Flame o Freedom
Spanish Flagpole
Cine Corregidor
Spanish Lighthouse
Filipino – American Friendship Parks
Middleside Barracks
Aviary and Theme Park
Army Hospital
YMCA and the Youth for Peace Campsite
South Dock
Lorcha Dock
North Dock
Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park
Barrio San Jose
Administration Building
San Jose Chapel
Gen. Jonathan M Wainwright Memorial
Statue of the Filipino Woman
President Manuel Quezon Park
Filipino Heroes Memorial
President Sergio Osmena Park
Japanese Garden of Peace
Kindley Field

Man-made

Tagaytay Highlands
Location: Tagaytay City, Cavite
This man-made and natural wonder is situated 60 kilometers from Manila and approximately 8 to 9 kilometers from Silang Crossing. It hosts a splendid golf course, spa center, kart racing track, fine-dining restaurants, and more

People's Park in the Sky
Location: Brgy. Sungay East, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Entrance Fee: P50.00
Tourists can enjoy horseback riding, rent cottages for picnics, and experience a great view of Taal Lake. Nature-loving visitors may take the Tagaytay Picnic Grove Eco Trail, a challenging trail which offers a scenic view of the Taal Volcano.

Picnic Grove and Livelihood Complex
Location: Brgy. Sungay East, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Entrance Fee: P50.00
Tourists can enjoy horseback riding, rent cottages for picnics, and experience a great view of Taal Lake. Nature-loving visitors may take the Tagaytay Picnic Grove Eco Trail, a challenging trail which offers a scenic view of the Taal Volcano.

The Flower Farm
Location: Brgy. Guinhawa, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Tour Day: Monday - Friday
Tour Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: P.112.00/ per person (min. 5 person/group)
Founded in 1984, the Flower Farm serves as Manila's orchard which supplies the capital with fresh flowers all year round. Flowers like chrysanthemums, gerberas, carnations, roses, and anthuriums are grown in this fragrant 7-hectare land.

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Location: Covelandia Road, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
It boasts of 96 hotel rooms, 17 cottages with 34 bedrooms, diverse dining restaurants, sports and recreation facilities, and banquet and function rooms. This island resort has complimentary wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) access throughout the area.

Natural

Cabag Cave
Location: Poblacion 2, Maragondon, Cavite
The cave is below a valley surrounded by lush greenery. Here, a 50-meter underground river runs inside the cave where tourists can swim in its cool water or go spelunking.

Malibiclibic Falls
Location: Border of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo and Magallanes, Cavite
Located near the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) irrigation project, this boulder-cut falls is surrounded by coconut trees, shrubs and other greeneries. Trekking towards the falls is difficult but worth it. Swimming is allowed in its large pool which nearly dwarfs the falls itself.

Balite Falls
Location: Brgy. Halang, Amadeo, Cavite
Found roughly 3 kilometers from Amadeo proper, the locals have erected bamboo huts for tourist who would like to enjoy its pool that have a deep portion for adult swimmer and a shallow part for children.

Ulong Tubig
Location: Barangay Ulong Tubig, Carmona, Cavite
The spring water comes from an adjacent hill in the area. This also serves as source of irrigation for farmers in Carmona. In the morning, trekkers and swimmers will enjoy its clear water.

Mounts Palay-Palay and Mataas na Gulod National Park
Location: Maragondon -Ternate, Cavite
This National Park has three peaks, Palay-palay, Rico de Loro and Mataas na Gulod. According to BirdLife International, this is considered as an Important Bird Areas (IBA). Hikers will enjoy its challenging trail filled covered in lush greenery.

Festivals

Pahimis Festival
Place: Amadeo, Cavite
Date: last week of February
Coffee is the major agricultural product of Amadeo. In this feast, locals participate in street dancing, coffee creativity contests, photo contests and more.

Sinagingan Festival
Place: Palocpoc, Mendez, Cavite
Date: May 15
The Sinagingan Festival was created in order to promote planting and harnessing of banana, the main product of the barangay. Banana became the major crop of Palocpoc after the production decline of coffee. In this event, locals dress up their homes using banana tree parts. Street dancing and cultural events are also held.

Wagayway Festival
Place: Imus, Naic, Cavite
Date: May 24 - 28
May 28 is celebrated as National Flag Day. The province started to celebrate it as Wagayway Festival in 2008 and dubbed Imus as the Flag capital of the country. Activities include float parade, beauty contest, cultural activities, plays portraying the creation of the flag, its ban during the US occupation, and the re-enactment of the Battle of Alapan, the 'baptism of blood' of the Philippine Flag.

Kalayaan Festival
Place: Kawit, Cavite
Date: May 28 - June 12
The end of the Wagayway Festival marks the beginning of the Kalayaan Festival. The event is filed with cultural shows, street dancing, float parade and the re-enactment of the Acta de la Independencia, the Philippine Declaration of Independence at the Aguinaldo Shrine.

Regada (Water Festival)
Place: Cavite City
Date: June 24
The feast venerates Nuestra Seņora dela Soledad Porta Vaga. In Regada, sprinklers are installed all over the streets of Cavite and the merrymakers receive different kinds of shower.

Maytinis Festival
Place: Kawit, Cavite
Date: December 24
It is a dramatic retelling of St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary's search for a place to stay, which will lead to the birth of the Child Jesus in a stable. After the drama, the town is filled with street dancers celebrating the birth of the Emmanuel.

Cavite Wedding Suppliers

   
Ibarra's Party Venues & Catering Services
Ibarra's Party Venues & Catering Services
Address: Villa Ibarra, 130 Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (632) 522-9999, (6346) 483-0770
Mobile No: (63915) 691-0926
Url Page:http://www.ibarraspartyvenues.com.ph/home
Email:reservations@ibarraspartyvenues.com.ph
   
 	Le Jardin Rosella Events Place and Petros Kitchen
Le Jardin Rosella Events Place and Petros Kitchen
Contact Person: Francis Manjarres
Address: 85, Zambal St., Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (02) 966-7234, (02) 781-9121
Mobile No: (63908) 886-1486, (63917) 883-8831
Email: lejardinrosella@gmail.com
   
Hillcreek Gardens Tagaytay
Hillcreek Gardens Tagaytay
Contact Person: Maryliz Millan
Address: , 134 Tagaytay-Alfonso Rd., , Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (632) 502-7201
Mobile No: (63917) 830-5413, (63922) 849-5413, (63917) 324-5413
Url Page: http://www.hillcreekgardenstagaytay.com, http://www.facebook.com/hillcreekgardenstagaytay
Email: hillcreekgardens@yahoo.com
   
Josephine Restaurant
Josephine Restaurant
Contact Person: Lanie Baybay Anne Arce
Address: , Km. 58 Gen. Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (6346) 413-1801, 413-1802
Fax No: (6346) 413-1802
Url Page: http://www.josephinerestaurant.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Josephine-Restaurant/128755353807923, https://twitter.com/JosephineOn12th
Email: josephinetagaytay@pldtdsl.net
   
   
   
Lariosa's Catering Services
Lariosa's Catering Services
Contact Person: Theresa or Irvin
Address: Unit 6 AMJB Bldg., Aguinaldo Hiway corner Palico 4, , Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (6346) 686-0924
Mobile No: (63928) 400-8656 to 57
Url Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lariosas-Catering-Services/161236343890420?fref=
Email:lariosas_catering@yahoo.com.ph
   
Isaac Digital Photography
Isaac Digital Photography
Contact Person: Ivin or Theresa
Address: Unit 6 AMJB Bldg., Aguinaldo Hiway corner Palico 4, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (6346) 686-0924
Mobile No: (63928) 400-8656 to 57
Url Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Isaac-Digital-Photography-Services/177938415617739?fref=ts
Email: ivin_echeche@yahoo.com,
lariosas_catering@yahoo.com.ph
   
ViewFort Terrace View Hill
ViewFort Terrace View Hill (Cavite)
Contact Person: Mr. Marck Simundac
Address: Governor's Drive, Brgy. Mabuhay, Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
Telephone No: (632) 226-7438
Mobile No: (63917) 802-7604, (63920) 961-2495, (6323) 736-1277
Url Page: http://www.viewfortterrace.blogspot.com, http://www.facebook.com/TheVIEWFORTVENUE?fref=ts
Email: viewfort@ymail.com
   
   
   
Mahogany Place Tagaytay
Mahogany Place Tagaytay
Contact Person: Lin Javalera
Address: , 9082 GP Enrile St, Kaybagal East, Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines, 
Telephone No: 
Mobile No: (63932) 856-7948
Url Page:  http://www.mahoganyplacetagaytay.com,
https://www.facebook.com/MahoganyPlaceTagaytay,
http://instagram.com/MahoganyPlaceTagaytay
Email:info@mahoganyplacetagaytay.com
   

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How to get there
By land:
Busses and FX taxis bound for various parts of Cavite have a terminal station near the Manila City Hall. These vehicles pass by Taft Avenue headed towards Baclaran and Coastal Road.




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