14 Must-Visit Bulacan Province Tourist Spots: Nature Parks and Historical Sites

14 Must-Visit Bulacan Province Tourist Spots: Nature Parks and Historical Sites

Klara Iskra Añonuevo

  • 14. Puning Cave

13. Ipo Dam View Deck

12. malolos cathedral, 11. pulilan butterfly haven, 10. reyes strawberry farm, 9. bitbit bridge.

  • 8. Bakas River

7. Ciudad De Victoria

6. grotto of our lady of lourdes, 5. gawad kalinga enchanted farm, 4. pinagrealan cave, 3. mt. balagbag, 2. barasoain church, 1. biak-na-bato national park.

Top Bulacan Tourist Spots

There are plenty of historical spots in the Philippines that you can visit, but make sure to add the province of Bulacan in your itinerary. It is famous for the Barasoain Church, where the First Philippine Republic was inaugurated in 1899. Many of the country’s celebrated heroes and artists like Gregorio del Pilar and Francisco Baltazar are from this province. 

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Bulacan is also home to many natural wonders, as its landscape boasts caves, rivers, and mountains for hiking . There are plenty of options for those who love exploring the outdoors. It’s also an ideal destination for those who want a quick getaway with their family or friends because it is only roughly 30KM north of the Philippine capital, Manila . There are also many Bulacan tours you can book for a hassle-free experience. No wonder it’s called the Northern Gateway from Manila!

We’ve put together 14 of the best Bulacan tourist spots so you can see what this province has to offer:

14. Puning Cave 

Located in the municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad, Puning Cave was declared by the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources as one of the caves in the Philippines that are critical to their ecosystem. On the way to the cave, you’ll pass by a rainforest that is home to monkeys, wild boars, deer, and several species of birds.

When visiting this cave, pack light and wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear, as the trek can be a bit of a challenge. Prepare to squeeze through narrow paths and wade into spring water. For long visits, you may rent cottages in the area where you can eat your packed food. You may also choose to order Filipino food cooked by the locals.

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Aerial view of Ipo Dam

If you’re the kind of traveler who likes taking lots of pictures, be sure to schedule a stop at the Ipo Dam View Deck in Norzagaray. Not only does it offer breathtaking views of Ipo Dam and the Sierra Madre mountain range, but it also has several photo spots, including a huge man-made nest, a swing, a kubo (a wooden hut), and other wooden structures. Tip: come early to avoid the crowds and get that perfect travel photo.

The route to the view deck has many turns, so if you often have motion sickness, it’s best to bring medicine. You won’t have to worry about food, though, as there are a couple of eateries and stores nearby.

Altar of Malolos Cathedral

Photo by Malolos Cathedral

The Malolos Cathedral is famous for being declared the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception by Pope John Paul II and its distinct role in Philippine history. From September 1898 to March 1899, the convent was used as General Emilio Aguinaldo’s presidential palace. As he was fleeing from Americans, he ordered that the convent and the church be burned, making them useless to the enemy. 

Fortunately, the convent and the church were gradually rebuilt, and in 1962 the church was inaugurated as a cathedral. Today, the cathedral serves as the ecclesiastical seat of the Diocese of Malolos. On your visit, don’t forget to check out the Kalayaan Tree (Freedom Tree), a centuries-old tree believed to have been planted by Aguinaldo himself.

Butterfly resting on flower

This butterfly sanctuary in San Francisco, Pulilan is the residence of the Aguirre family, which was opened to the public so people can appreciate the butterflies living in their garden. A visit here will let you get close to different species of plants and butterflies and see a butterfly nursery, making it a good place to commune with nature or educate children about the importance of all creatures on the planet. 

You can also explore the Bulacan Doll Museum, which is located within the property. It is host to 17 dioramas that depict historical events in the Philippines. If you’re visiting during the hotter months, you might want to bring swimwear as you can cool off at their pool.

Hands holding strawberries

This strawberry farm in Calumpit is four hectares and houses around 30,000 strawberry plants. Started by a self-taught strawberry farmer in 2013, Reyes Strawberry farm has attracted many visitors as it is also home to other fruit-bearing plants like grapes, dragon fruit, and rambutan. 

The highlight of a trip here is the strawberries. Not only will you be able to take in the view of the rows upon rows of strawberry plants, but you can also pick some of the fruits yourself.

You’ll have several choices, as the strawberries growing here originated from different places like Baguio , California, Australia, and Hawaii. If possible, time your visit during December when a lot of the plants bear fruit.

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Bitbit Bridge is not just your regular bridge. Its location in Norzagaray and its 100-foot elevation allow it to give you amazing views of the Sierra Madre mountain range and the Bitbit River.

Because of this, it has become popular with bikers who want a quick escape from the city. At one end of the bridge is the entrance to the Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park, which has its own trails and view decks.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try rappelling from the bridge down to the river, where you can take a quick dip after. Don’t forget to bring a drone if you have it, as the aerial views the area offers are also spectacular.

8. Bakas River 

View of Bakas River in Bulacan

Another stop in Norzagaray that you should add to your list is Bakas River. It is believed that the markings left on some of the rocks along the riverbank are the footprints of Bernardo Carpio, a legendary being with superhuman strength. This is where the river got its name. Bakas means “trace” in Filipino. 

The river is actually part of the Angat River and is located in Barangay Matictic. It has become popular for both locals and travelers from afar because of its clear and clean waters that are perfect for swimming.

If you’re planning to stay here the whole day, you can rent huts along the riverbank, as well as ring floaties. Just be mindful of where you walk or swim, as the current can be strong and some of the rocks are slippery.

Gardens in Ciudad de Victoria, Bulacan

Photo by Philippine Arena

This 140-hectare tourism zone in Bocaue is home to the massive Bulacan arena. Officially called the Philippine Arena, it has a seating capacity of 55,000 and is the largest indoor arena in the world. 

Apart from the arena itself, you can also check out The Garden, where you can find thousands of colorful plants and flowers, all arranged to provide you with beautiful views and unique photo spots.

You’ll want to take pictures with the giant teddy bear, the big chess pieces, the green jeepney, and the huge peacock! Kids will also enjoy their visit here, as it has a playground, a trampoline, and a mini-zoo, as well as life-size statues of famous cartoon and comic book characters.

Facade of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Photo by Our Lady of Lourdes, Grotto Shrine

Opened on February 11, 1965, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes has been visited by millions of pilgrims to pray, meditate, and leave their offerings. If you look at the Bulacan map, you’ll see that this pilgrimage spot located in San Jose del Monte is just beyond Metro Manila’s boundary, making it accessible to those living in nearby cities.

If it reminds you of the Rosary Basilica in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France, that’s because the grotto was built as a tribute to the famous French pilgrimage site. Anita Guanzon was diagnosed with cancer but was cured after bathing in the Lourdes waters in France. After that, the Guanzon family converted their 20-hectare farm into the grotto that you can visit today.

Farmer waters crops in GK Enchanted Farm

Photo by GK Enchanted Farm

Named after its location in Barangay Encanto (a Filipino term for fairy-like creatures) in Angat, the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm aims to promote sustainable community development and encourage social entrepreneurship in the country. To help their mission, they’ve opened their doors to travelers. 

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If you're looking for Bulacan tour packages that offer you a unique travel experience, GK Enchanted Farm has that. You and your travel companions can take part in the farm tours , a buffet lunch, and social enterprise demonstrations where you can learn how to make cream cheese or stitch together your own plushies.

No need to worry about being tired after all the fun activities, the farm has private rooms and dorms, which you can rent for longer stays.

Entrance to Pinagrealan Cave

Photo by Pinagrealan Cave

One of the must-visit historical spots in the Philippines is the Pinagrealan Cave in Norzagaray. The cave is more than a kilometer deep and was used by the Katipuneros (members of the anti-colonialism revolutionary society) as a camp during the Spanish colonial period. It is also believed to have been General Emilio Aguinaldo’s hideout during the Filipino-American war.

Today, if you visit the cave, you’ll be able to see gorgeous limestone rock formations that vary in color (from pink to white and brown), as well as stalactites and stalagmites that seem to sparkle when the light catches them.

Exploring the cave requires you to squeeze through narrow passageways and wade through waist-deep waters, so make sure to dress and pack for those instances.

Summit of Mt. Balagbag

One of the mountains near Manila that have become popular for hikers is Mt. Balagbag. If you’re a beginner who wants to try Bulacan hiking, this mountain in San Jose del Monte is one of the best places to start.

The trek to the summit is fairly easy, but if you’re doing a late morning or early afternoon trek, make sure to apply sunblock, wear a hat, and bring lots of water as the trail can be hot.

If you want to pack light, just bring some money and buy food at the stores you’ll encounter on the way to the summit. Once there, you’ll be rewarded with a view of the Sierra Madre mountain range and Metro Manila. 

Close-up shot of Barasoain Church

Bulacan tours are incomplete without a visit to Barasoain Church. Officially known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, the church was the site of the first Philippine Congress in 1898 and the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic in 1899. The Malolos Constitution was also drafted here. The church is also known for being featured in the last incarnation of the PHP10 bill.

The church itself was finished in 1888 and is made of stone and features Baroque architecture typical during the Spanish period. If you have a lot of time during your visit, you should also check out the Barasoain Museum or the Museo ng Republika ng 1899 (Museum of the 1899 Republic), which features dioramas of the historical events that happened at the church.

Lake in Biak-Na-Bato National Park

Photo by Biak-na-Bato National Park

Perhaps the most famous Bulacan park, Biak-na-Bato National Park is a protected area located in San Miguel. The 2,117-hectare park is known for its historical significance, as it served as the mountain hideout of Filipino revolutionaries as they fought the Spanish forces. This was also where the Republic of Biak-na-Bato was established by General Emilio Aguinaldo.

Today, the park serves as a getaway for those who want to connect with nature by doing hiking tours and explore rock formations, caves, and rivers. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes on your visit as some areas require a bit of a trek to reach.

Many hikers come to the park to climb Mt. Gola and Mt. Manalmon. If you want a bit of a challenge and can only choose one of these mountains to conquer, Mt. Gola is for you. 

The trek to the summit can take an hour, and you will need to crawl through some steep trails to cross it safely or use a rope to pull yourself up. The trail also passes through a small stream, so be ready to get your shoes wet. Once you reach the summit, the view of the mountains and the Madlum River will greet you.

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If you want a less complicated hike, try Mt. Manalmon. Your trek will start by passing through Madlum Cave, leading you through a shallow part of Madlum River before you begin to climb the mountain. 

While the climb itself is easier than that of Mt. Gola, you’ll still be rewarded with a beautiful view of the Madlum River and Mt. Arayat when you reach the summit. It could take you roughly two hours to reach the top, so make sure you bring enough water with you. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, you can also spend the night here by staying overnight at the campsite near the summit. You can also choose to climb both. In fact, you can book a Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Gola twin hike tour .

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You don’t have to climb mountains to experience the park, though. You can also choose to explore Madlum Cave itself, which takes its name from the Kapampangan term for dark, “madalalumdum.” During World War II, the cave served as a hideout for Japanese soldiers.

Inside, you’ll see picturesque limestone formations and glittering stalactites and stalagmites. Even if it’s just a small cave, it can be quite an adventure to explore it because of its narrow passageways and its different elevations—you’ll need to rappel down some of the areas. Just be careful where you step on, as some rocks can be slippery. 

If you’re still looking for a challenge after Madlum Cave, you should try spelunking at Bayukbok Cave. Exploring it will require you to twist your body to fit tight passageways, so be prepared to crawl your way through rock formations and stalagmites.

It will all be worth it once you reach what is called the music room, or a cavern with limestone formations that produce percussion-like sounds when lightly tapped. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to get wet, as there are times that the cave has water inside.

The Madlum River can also be found inside Biak-na-Bato National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for swimming because of its clear, cool waters and the gorgeous rock formations and lush greens along its banks.

But if you want to take a dip, you need to be mindful of the current as the waters can be strong and rise fast, especially during the rainy season. You can also try to traverse the monkey bridge, which is essentially just two hanging ropes—one for you to step on and the other for you to hold on to.

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You may also explore the Balaong River, which also has beautiful rock formations along its banks. It runs through one side of the national park, with some parts of the river shallow enough to wade through from one side to the other (you may even spot carabaos wading with you!), while other portions are deep enough for a quick swim. 

Along its banks, you’ll find more caves like the Bahay Paniki Cave, Bukal Cave, and Aguinaldo Cave, which is believed to be the hideout of General Emilio Aguinaldo and the place where the pact of Biak-na-Bato (which ended the Philippine Revolution) was signed.

Plan Your Historical and Nature Trip to Bulacan Province

Aerial view of Bitbit River, Bulacan

With breathtaking natural landscapes and rich history, Bulacan is a playground for those seeking outdoor adventure or those who want to learn more about the country’s past. Some places even allow you to do both!

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The province offers so many activities and adventures to try that it’s not enough to experience them all in one trip. Part of its charm is that there’s always something new to discover on each visit, and that’s what makes the province such a reliable destination. The attractions make it perfect for a carefully planned trip, and yet its proximity to the Philippine capital makes it easy to explore it on a whim. 

So the next time you’re deciding where to go, whether it’s two months from now or this weekend, think of Bulacan. It might just be the trip you need.

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Malolos: Top 20 Epic Things To Do in the City

Last Updated on April 23, 2020 by ITPM

1. Visit Barasoain Church

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Anyone is welcome to visit the famous Barasoain Church . It is one of the most historic Catholic churches in the Philippines. This was where the First Philippine Congress convened to draft the First-ever Philippine Constitution or better known as the Malolos Constitution . It was ratified on the 21st of January 1899 and adopted by the First Philippine Republic headed by the First Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo .

Read more about the Barasoain Church in our feature article:

BARASOAIN CHURCH: A Symbol of History and Faith for 4 Centuries

Today, it is known as Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish but the locals still refer to it as Barasoain Church. You can’t miss this iconic landmark when traveling along Paseo del Congreso going to the town proper. They have ample parking for tourists and devotees.

Apart from the rich history, this beautiful baroque church is also very famous for weddings. You can reach out to the parish for the various services, including their daily mass schedule. This is their parish website .

2. Explore the Barasoain Museum

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Since you are already in Barasoain Church, why not visit the museum right next to it. The museum is called Museo ng Republika ng 1899 or the Museum of the Republic of 1899, although the locals mostly just call it the Barasoain Museum . The admission is free and opens from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays).

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3. Checkout the Casa Real Shrine and Museum

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A five-minute walk from Barasoain Church is the Casa Real Shrine which is now called Museo ng Kasaysayang Pampulitika ng Pilipinas (Museum of Philippine Political History). Historically, this was a printing press during the time of the Malolos Congress. It was converted into a local library, and later on as a museum under the National Historical Institute. This is located at Paseo del Congreso, Plaza Rizal, Malolos City, and it opens from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays).

4. Take a Selfie with the Old City Hall

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Right across Casa Real Museum is the Old Malolos City Hall . It still serves as the official City Hall where local government transactions are processed. Though most of the offices had been relocated to the new city hall, this old structure still deserves a selfie. Vintage photos from the late 1800s revealed that this location was actually a port (or “ pantalan ” in Filipino) with beautiful garden welcoming people disembarking small boats from everywhere.

5. Walk to the Malolos Cathedral

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Right in front of the Old City Hall is the historical Malolos Cathedral. Originally built in 1814, it is now known as the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Apart from being the ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Malolos, it has also played a very important role in Philippine History. It was a center of faith and ecclesiastical activities since the Spanish times, ever since they arrived through the Malolos pantalan in 1571.

The Cathedral’s convent served as the presidential palace of Emilio Aguinaldo, during the First Philippine Republic from September 15, 1898 to March 31, 1899. Aguinaldo used the convent as his office. It was later ordered to be burned down as Emilio Aguinaldo escaped further north to Pampanga in 1899.

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On top of the rich history, the almost neoclassical design of the church is beautiful. The most predominant feature is the dome that is intricately decorated when viewed inside the church. The church’s huge stained-glass windows, paintings, and religious statues are also exceptional. The long aisle and dramatic lighting also makes it one of the favorite wedding church venues in Bulacan.

6. See the Century-old Kalayaan Tree

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Still in the vicinity of the Malolos Cathedral is the Kalayaan Tree. Vintage photos of the Cathedral revealed that this tree has been here since 1898. This is still a common meeting place for locals up to now.

As its old historical marker aptly describes, “this centuries-old tree has been a living witness to many historic events that transpired on this hallowed plaza.”

7. Explore the Kamestizuhan District

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Given that this street has several old and rustic houses, the Kamestizuhan District became an underrated tourist spot in the city. In fact, Kamestizuhan can be perceived as the less crowded and less commercialized version of Vigan’s Heritage Village. This place is just walking distance from the Malolos Cathedral. Just ask the bystanders where Pariancillo (Jacinto St.) and Santo Niño streets are.

Take with you your checklist of picture worthy spots as you take your walk through this district.

KAMESTIZUHAN DISTRICT: JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORIC MALOLOS

8. Buy Some Local Fares at the Malolos Public Market

They say that public markets are a reflection of the local culture. Please include visiting Malolos Public Market when you are in town. You might even score delicious street food and fresh produce like in-season tropical fruits and vegetables at a cheap price.

9. Eat Some Pancit at Mabuhay; and Empanadang Kaliskis

Mabuhay Panciteria is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. It serves a variety of home-cooked comfort food which is good for sharing. A few favorites would be lomi, pancit canton, pancit bihon, camaron rebusado, fried chicken and more. Lunchtime is always jampacked with hungry customers coming from the nearby marketplace, church, schools, offices, and neighbors. Your Malolos trip is not complete without trying out this place.

Right next to the panciteria is Mercy’s Empanada de Kaliskis . This famed pastry prides itself with a famous recipe that is almost 200 years old. Make sure you order ahead as this snack is always in demand.

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10. Get a Haircut at Society Barbershop

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One of the oldest barbershops in the city is Society Barbershop and is still popular among students and young professionals who want to have a decent haircut without spending too much. It is located in the heart of the city – along F. Estrella St., beside the Malolos Cathedral, (also known as Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception).

SOCIETY BARBERHOP: Making Maloleños Gwapo Since 1965

11. Ride the Karatig Jeepney

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Your Malolos experience would not be complete without a quick ride on a Karatig (Tagalog for a nearby place) jeepney. The ‘ Karatig’ Jeepney is so-named as it is an inter-city public transportation that is both commuter- and budget-friendly.

KARATIG JEEPNEY: Little Jeepneys of Malolos

12. Visit Pamarawan Island

There is an island in Malolos called Pamarawan Island where you can visit and explore. It is just a 30-minute boat ride from the Panasahan Fish Port . Enjoy the scenery as you’ll pass by mangrove trees, fish pens and nipa palms going to the main island of Pamarawan. On a clear day, you can view Bataan and Manila’s Roxas Boulevard – MOA skyline from afar. Best time to visit this place in the morning and return back to the city proper by noontime.

13. Tour around Bulacan State University

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Bulacan State University , commonly referred to as BulSU or BSU, is one of the biggest universities in Region III. The main campus is located in the City of Malolos right next to the Bulacan Provincial Capitol. The original name of BSU is Bulacan Trade School which was established by the Americans in 1904. On December 30, 1993, President Fidel V. Ramos signed House Bill 461 into law, known as Republic Act 7665, which converted the Bulacan College of Arts and Trades into the Bulacan State University.

14. Drop by the Bulacan Provincial Capitol Compound

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The Bulacan Provincial Capitol building was erected in 1930. It was designed by renowned Filipino National Architect, Juan M. Arellano. The capitol houses the offices of the governor, vice governor, and provincial administrative offices. Walk around the vicinity, and check out the capitol garden park, the Gregorio del Pilar Monuments, the Bantayog ng Bayanihan Monument, and children’s mini-forest. The compound also houses a library, a museum, a gymnasium, and some local eateries.

15. Jog Around the New Malolos City Hall

The new Malolos City Hall building is located in Barangay Bulihan along MacArthur Highway. It is a five-story building, built on land formerly owned by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) but awarded to Malolos Government by then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo back in 2004. It was 2009 when the city government first seized the land and immediately followed the construction of the present Malolos Sports and Convention Center. Every morning, locals would flock this site for jogging, exercise, and other leisure activities.

16. Play Bowling at Paradise Lanes

Paradise Lanes is the last standing bowling center in Malolos located at DJ Paradise Resort compound along Mc Arthur Highway, Barangay Dakila. Spend some time with family and friends swinging some Tenpin or Duckpin for old times’ sake.

17. Play and Eat at Citywalk Malolos

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Citywalk Badminton Court is one of the pioneers of Badminton centers in Malolos offering rubber painted and rubber matted courts. The rates are affordable based on per hour rent. You can even borrow a racket and buy badminton feathers just in case you forgot to bring one.

After your tiring badminton game, the Citywalk area also offers good restaurants like Fernando’s Resto & Sports Bar and FIVE POINT Family Restaurant and Bar . They are open from 4 PM to 12 MN daily and every Friday and weekends they have acoustics bands serenading customers.

18. Eat Merienda at Citang’s Eatery

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Citang’s Eatery is arguably the best merienda place in the City of Malolos.  It is located beside Sta. Isabel Parish Church.  Everyone must try their variety of ‘kakanin’ or native sweet treats made of rice; their delectable rice meals; or everyone’s favorite ‘lugaw’ or ‘goto.’  They also offer different ‘pasalubong’ or treats, which answers the Filipino tradition of bringing gifts, or goodies for those waiting back home.

CITANG’S EATERY: Merienda Place in Malolos

19. Check out Robinsons Place and Vista Mall Malolos

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It is not unusual visiting commercial malls in your Malolos itinerary. Robinsons Place Malolos and Vista Mall Malolos have become the go-to places for locals. Good coffee and milk tea shops are now a thing and these malls have them. There’s also a resurgence of people going to movie theaters just like the old days. So whatever your mood is and you want to kill some time, the best option is going to a mall.

20. Enjoy Dinner at the Bustling Restaurants at the Malolos Arch

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Around at the welcome arch of the City of Malolos (coming from the North Luzon Expressway) are a host of restaurants and fast food choices. Take your pick in terms of cuisine and atmosphere. Bon Appetit!

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Here is your complete travel guide to the off-beaten and famous tourist spots in Bulacan province! Find out why it is one of the best places to visit and know what it’s known for.

Bulacan province prides itself on being the site of major historical events in the Philippines! It saw the First Constitutional Democracy in Asia and important battles that led to the liberation of the Philippines from the Spanish 300-year regime.

Aside from its role in Philippine history, the province boasts of numerous sites for eager tourists and adventurers. Here, you’ll find panoramic viewpoints, scenic mountains, cascading waterfalls, enchanting caves, vast plains, pristine rivers, and critical sanctuaries.

Add to these centuries-old churches with stunning architecture.

It’s more fun in Bulacan province indeed! Without further ado, here are the Bulacan tourist attractions you should not miss.

Behold Must-See Bulacan Tourist Spot

1. mt. gola.

Mt Gola is one of the tourist spots in Bulacan.

Mt. Gola is one of the two major peaks found in Biak na Bato National Park. During the Japanese regime, the mountain served as a camp and vantage point for Filipino guerillas.

The province designated it as a heritage site and is now one of the most popular tourist spots in Bulacan province.

  • Location/Jump-off: Biak na Bato National Park, San Miguel
  • Entrance Fee: Php 30
  • Guide Fee for a Group: Php 300 to Php 500
  • Contact: 09053726148 (Municipality of San Miguel)

2. Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church is one of the tourist spots in Bulacan.

Barasoain Church is one of the historical tourist spots in Malolos, Bulacan. Also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, the church was built in the 1880s. Near the church, you’ll find a mini-museum featuring religious icons and materials. Daily mass is celebrated here. This is one of the tourist destinations which Bulacan is known for.

  • Location/Jump-off: Malolos City

3. Biak na Bato National Park

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The Biak na Bato National Park boasts of numerous caves with stunning stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. One of the most visited of these caves is the Aguinaldo Cave which served as a hide-out of former president Emilio Aguinaldo during the Filipino-American war.

Aside from the caves, there are several mountain peaks you can assault such as Mt. Gola and Mt. Manalmon. These peaks offer you a breathtaking view of the Sierra Madre mountain ranges and the low-lying plains.

  • Location/Jump-off: San Miguel

4. National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

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The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy is one of the best churches to visit in Bulacan. It is home to a famous grotto of Our Lady of Fatima including life-sized statues of the Stations of the Cross.

There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy religious items. It is one of the best tourist spots in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

5. Baguio of Bulacan-Hilltop

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If you’re looking for a nearby site to experience cool weather, then check out the so-called “Hilltop” on the outskirts of Norzagaray. From here, catch a stunning view of the Sierra Madre and Cordillera mountain ranges including Angat and Ipo dams. There is also a rappelling site here to satisfy your craving for adventure.

  • Location/Jump-off: Bitbit Bridge, Brgy San Lorenzo, Norzagaray
  • Cottage Rent: Php 250 per cottage
  • Rappelling Contact: 09167388880

6. Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm

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Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm is one of the educational tourist spots in Bulacan. The farm advocates social entrepreneurship, helping the local community and beyond.

If you come here, you’re not only learning but also helping in advocacy. Here, you’ll have the chance to experience farming, feeding animals, pottery making, and irrigation.

  • Location/Jump-off: California Street, Pandi-Angat Road, Angat
  • Day Tour Rate: Php 395 to Php 995
  • Overnight Rate at Pool Villa: Php 800 to Php 3,500
  • Operation Time: 8am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Tip: Book a trip through [email protected] before visiting.

7. St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon Shrine

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Saint Andrew Kim Tae Gon Shrine is a Korean-born priest who served in Lolomboy, Bulacan. He is the shrine’s secondary patron, after Sto. Cristo.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lolomboy

8. Candaba Bird Sanctuary

Candaba Bird Sanctuary is one of the tourist spots in Bulacan.

Candaba Bird Sanctuary is one of the protected tourist spots in Bulacan. Birdwatchers love coming here to catch sight of different species of endemic and migratory birds, some of which come from as far away as Russia and Japan.

Conversion to farmland and illegal hunting, however, are decimating the sanctuary. There is an urgent need to protect what if left of this ecological beauty and bounty.

  • Location/Jump-off: Baliu

9. Guiguinto Old Train Station

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Guiguinto Old Train Station inspired some of the most popular literary works in the country. The old train station was the site of an ambush that killed six priests during the Spanish period.

Aside from its historical importance, the station also offers a good view of the sunset and its architectural design is a sight in itself. It is also one of the historical tourist destinations in Bulacan.

  • Location/Jump-off: Guiguinto

10. Mount Manalmon

Mt Manalmon is one of the tourist spots in Bulacan.

Mount Manalmon is one of the popular hiking tourist spots in Bulacan province, located in Biak na Bato National Park. It takes easy trekking across gently rolling trails toward the peak.

From the top, catch a breathtaking view of the lush vegetation and the vast plains of Bulacan. If you’re exhausted, there is a nearby river where you can have a rejuvenating swim.

11. Casa Real Shrine

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Casa Real Shrine was one of the government centers of the Spaniards during their colonization of the Philippines. Built in 1580, it housed governors during such a period. Today, it houses rare artifacts from the first republic of the Philippines.

  • Location/Jump-off: Plaza Rizal, Malolos City

12. Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

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The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the most popular religious tourist spots in Bulacan. Interestingly, the grotto is an exact replica of the internationally-known grotto in France. Catholic pilgrims from all over the country and many miraculous have been reported.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sta. Maria-Tungkong Mangga Road, San Jose del Monte City
  • Healing Mass: 9 am every Saturday
  • Regular Mass: 7 am daily

13. Verdivia Falls

Verdivia Falls is one of the tourist spots in Bulacan.

Verdivia Falls is a 15-feet waterfall cascading on a wide pool. The pool is fit for swimming and bamboo rafting. Its waters come from pristine forests upstream. Locals love coming here to escape the lowland heat and to commune with the rustic environment. This is one of the must-visit tourist spots in DRT, Bulacan.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. Talbak,  Doña Remedios Trinidad
  • Entrance Fee: Php 10 per person
  • Guide Fee: Php 200 for a group

14. Saint John of God Parish Church

Saint of God Parish Church, one of the best tourist spots in San Rafael, Bulacan, dates back to the 19th century. Also called San Juan de Dios Parish, the church was the site of the Battle of San Rafael, a historic duel between the Spanish Army and the Filipino resistance forces. Hundreds of Filipinos died during the battle.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Poblacion, San Rafael

15. Pinagrealan Cave

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Pinagrealan Cave is one of the emerging tourist spots in Norzagaray, Bulacan. It served as a hideout of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo during the Spanish-Filipino war. It is also a favorite hiking destination and inside, there are pools and limestone rock formations such as the Rhino’s Rock and Lioness Head Rock.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Minuyan, Norzagaray
  • Entrance Fee: Php 50

16. Marcelo H. Del Pilar Museum

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The said museum commemorates Marcelo H. Del Pilar, one of the iconic figures during the Filipino resistance against the Spaniards. His writings were instrumental to the Philippine liberation from Spain.

The museum houses artifacts, books, and literary works attributed to Del Pilar including an original copy of the La Solidaridad.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Cupang, Brgy. San Nicolas
  • Operation Time: 8 am to 5 pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

17. Madlum Cave

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Madlum Cave is one of the two cave systems found in Biak na Bato. Inside, you’ll find different rock formations to ignite your imagination.

Expect a challenging trek, swim, and bridge crossing while trekking in the cave. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo created the Malolos Constitution in this very cave.

18. Reyes Strawberry Farm

Yes, you’ve read that right! Strawberries can grow not just in Baguio but also in Bulacan. At Reyes Strawberry Farm, you’ll have the chance to pick fresh strawberries and enjoy the rustic atmosphere. Besides, the farm offers grape picking. It is one of the most frequented tourist spots in Calumpit, Bulacan.

  • Location/Jump-off: Purok 2 Calumpong, Calumpit
  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Strawberry Season: September to early March
  • Strawberry Picking Rate: Php 100- Php 200
  • Parking: Available

19. Bitbit River

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Bitbit River is one of the most preserved tourist spots in Bulacan province. Locals love coming here because of its pristine waters emanating from the Sierra Madre. Here, you can rappel on surrounding rocks and cliffs or jump into the cool waters.

  • Location/Jump-off: Norzagaray

20. Bayokbok Cave

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Bayokbok Cave is one of the off-beaten tourist spots in Bulacan. Via hiking or vehicle, you can reach the cave that is just 7.5 kilometers from the town center.

Near the cave is the Madlum River, home to shrimps and other aquatic species. Inside the cave, you’ll find stalactite and stalagmite rock formations.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Madlum, Brgy. Sibul, San Miguel

For Your Information

If you need more information to help set up your itinerary to the tourist spots in Bulacan province, do contact the provincial tourism office via the following:

  • Facebook Page: Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office – Bulacan
  • Contact: (044) 791 9252
  • Email: [email protected]

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Best Bulacan tourist spots and things to do in Bulacan

17 BEST Bulacan Tourist Spots + Things to Do

Located an hour away, Bulacan Province is one of the best weekend destinations from the metro. The province — marked by flat lands and several hilly areas, is home to a variety of resorts where you can relax and re-energize. You can find private houses with pools, private resorts, and bed-and-breakfasts with a view of surrounding farmlands for the family.

But what other attractions does Bulacan offer? Laguna has its mountain forests, waterfalls, and hot springs, while Batangas has its beautiful beaches and snorkel & dive sites. Bulacan meanwhile is home to several important historical sites; natural landscapes such as mountains, waterfalls, and rivers; and a vibrant culinary scene.

In this article, we’ll go through the best Bulacan tourist spots that you can visit on your next trip.

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1. Barasoain Church

2. biak na bato national park, 3. angat rainforest and eco park, 4. mount balagbag, 5. kaytitinga falls, 6. pinagrealan cave, 7. tila pilon hills and talon pari falls, 8. secret falls, 9. maramo river, 10. mount secret, 11. kabayunan view deck, 12. malolos church, 13. gawad kalinga enchanted farm, 14. enjoy a riverside staycation, 15. raw camping at the secret haven, 16. pick-and-pay at the viewpoint farm, 17. grab a coffee at pugpog bikers highlands, what to read next:.

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Barasoain Church is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Bulacan. Known formally as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish , it holds religious, historical, and architectural significance for the Filipinos.

The church was built in 1888 during the Spanish Colonial Period and features beautiful Baroque architecture. It is the site of three important events. It was here where the first Philippine Republic was inaugurated back in 1899, earning it the nickname “ Cradle of Democracy in the East .” It was also where the drafting of the Malolos Constitution and the inauguration of the first Philippine Republic took place.

Today, you can visit the church and appreciate its splendors. You can also visit the convent cloister-turned-museum ( Museo ng Repulibka ng 1899 ) for free to learn more about its history. During Holy Week, this church is one of the pilgrimage sites that Filipinos visit for the Visita Iglesia.

Mount Manalmon

Biak na Bato National Park is one of the most established tourist spots in Bulacan, combining a mix of historical tours and eco-adventure. The national park covers about 2100 hectares and features natural attractions such as mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and caves. It is also a historically significant site – it served as the hideout of the Katipuneros led by Emilio Aguinaldo and the site where the Biak na Bato Republic was established.

This Bulacan attraction offers a variety of outdoor activities, including trekking, caving, and swimming. One of the popular tours in the park includes the Historical Caves , where you can explore four caves that Katipuneros used as hideout, and the Paniki Cave , where you can see wild bats and take a dip in a small waterfall behind the cave.

Inside the park, you can also find Mount Manalmon , a beginner-friendly hike that includes crossing across a monkey bridge along the Madlum River and exploring Bayukbuk Cave. For more experienced hikers, Mount Gola offers a more challenging trek.

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Angat Rainforest and Eco Park is an eco-park located at Norzagaray, Bulacan. Known locally as “Hilltop,” it was built to drive awareness about the importance of watersheds, particularly Angat Dam which supplies over 90% of water to the metro and is also home to a variety of indigenous flora and fauna.

The highlights of the park include the view deck where you can see Angat Dam, Ipo Dam, and the surrounding Sierra Madre mountain range; an ecological center; and a fun trail for runners and cyclists.

From the eco-park, you can also visit the nearby Bitbit Bridge for a quick swim or a picnic with the family.

Mount Balagbag - one of the best tourist spots in Bulacan

Mount Balagbag is a popular beginner-friendly hike located in the border of Bulacan and Rizal. It is marked by open trails and grassy areas that are said to be reminiscent of Mount Pulag in Benguet . From the jump-off point, it takes about 2-3 hours to reach the summit where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains and hills. If you’re lucky, you may even be blessed with a rainbow atop the mountain!

You can visit Mount Balagbag on a day hike or overnight. There is plenty of space in the summit for pitching tents. During your visit, you can also do side trips to nearby attractions such as Maranat Falls and Otso-Otso Falls.

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Kaytitinga Falls is one of the gems of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. This waterfall stands about 50 feet high, with three layers that cascade down into an inviting and refreshing basin, perfect for swimming especially during warm days. It also serves as water source for the Dumagat Tribe in the area.

Getting here requires 40 minutes of trekking from the registration area. On the way, you’ll get to see lush foliage, as well as various flora and fauna.

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Pinagrealan Cave is a historical and natural wonder in Norzagaray, ideal for those looking for a fun outdoor activity for the family. The limestone cave stretches over a kilometer deep and features various stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock formations. It also holds significance in the Philippine history, as it served as refuge for the Katipuneros during the Philippine Revolution and the Filipino-American War.

It takes about an hour to tour the cave, upon which you will experience exploring its tunnel, squeezing through small holes, and wading in chest-deep waters. You may also spot bats inside the cave, as well as tiny fishes, crabs, and shrimps in the pool waters. During the tour, your guide will also tell you about the cave’s history.

This Bulacan tourist spot is more than just exploring; it’s about connecting with the past while immersing yourself in nature’s wonder.

Bulacan offers a number of beginner-friendly hikes, and Tila Pilon Hills in DRT is one that you shouldn’t miss. It’s ideal for those starting out in mountain climbing as it only takes 30-40 minutes to reach the summit.

As you ascend the trail, you’ll be greeted with a breathtaking panorama of rolling landscapes as far as the eye can see. As such, locals liken Tila Pilon Hills to Chocolate Hills in Bohol. At the summit, you’ll be rewarded with a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains.

The adventure doesn’t stop at the summit! After you ascend, you can proceed to Tila Pilon Falls. This waterfall consists of three low-lying streams along a river. It isn’t as impressive as other waterfalls in the country, but it’s a great spot for a refreshing swim after the trek. You might also want to try having a “back massage” directly under the streams!

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Next up on our list of Bulacan tourist spots is Secret Falls — a not-so-secret waterfall found in the town of Dona Remedios Trinidad (DRT). It has a wide basin which goes up to 4-5 feet, so it is perfect even for non-swimmers.

The trail here only takes around 5 minutes from the registration area. From Secret Falls, you can also hike for 40 minutes to reach the Blue Lagoon, a beautiful swimming hole nestled up in the mountains.

The Secret Falls is crowded especially on weekends and holidays, so if you want to have a quieter experience, schedule your visit on weekdays. You can also rent a cottage or room nearby for day or overnight use.

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Tucked away in Norzagaray, Maramo River is one of the emerging tourist spots in Bulacan. It features a clear, green river where you can enjoy various daytime activities such as hiking, swimming, crystal kayaking, balsa ride, cliff jumping, caving, and more. Aside from these, you’ll also love the IG-worthy spots around the river, perfect for a weekend day out!

You can visit here on a day trip or stay in one of the humble cottages for overnights. It’s recommended to bring your own food and drinks. Reservations are a must especially during weekends and holidays.

To get here, head to Sitio Sapang Saging in Norzagaray, Bulacan. From the parking lot, you need to trek for 20-30 minutes to get to the river site.

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Nothing stays secret in Bulacan! Next on our list of Bulacan tourist spots that you shouldn’t miss is Mount Secret, a new hiking destination located in the town of San Rafael.

Mount Secret is one of the easiest, beginner-friendly hikes near Manila. From the jump-off point, it will take you an hour to reach the summit at a moderate pace. Once at the top, you will find two rock formations reminiscent of Nagpatong Rock Formation in Tanay , where you can have a sweeping view of the plains of Bulacan as well as Mount Arayat from afar.

From the summit, you can also visit White Rock, a rock formation that offers a similar view. Other side trips include Malangaan Cave and Spring.

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Kabayunan View Deck is one of the best places to visit in Bulacan for those who want to unwind. The highlight of the campsite is the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and Mount Arayat from afar. Breathe fresh air, appreciate the view, and take awesome photos in one of the viewing decks!

The campsite offers plenty of space for pitching tent; teepee huts are available for rent as well. Remember that you need to bring your own food and drinks, as well as cooking equipment if you need to cook.

Getting here isn’t the easiest, as you need to either walk for 2 kilometers or ride a motorcycle or 4×4 vehicle. However, the view from atop is definitely worth it!

Built at the heart of Malolos City, Malolos Cathedral (also known as Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception ) is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Bulacan especially among history buffs.

The Malolos Church served as the presidential palace for General Emilio Aguinaldo. It was then burnt down and rebuilt from the ashes of war. In 1962, the church was declared a cathedral with the creation of the Diocese of Malolos.

Today, you can visit the church and appreciate its interiors, see the beautiful Immaculada Concepcion de Malolos at the center of the altar, and visit the historic “kayalaan tree” which is rumored to be planted by Aguinaldo himself.

GK Enchanted Farm

Gawad Kalinga, which translates to “give care,” is a movement dedicated to helping the poor through building integrated, holistic, and sustainable communities. They have opened their home, the GK Enchanted Farm , as a haven for those interested in learning about various types of enterprises, as well as those who would like to seek an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

At this farm, you will see beautifully painted homes, landscaped parks, thriving local businesses, and more importantly smiles on the faces of the community members. You can witness demonstrations on how to make cheese, stitch plushie toys, plant seeds sustainably, and more. Kids in particular will enjoy visiting the Animal Farm.

Aside from its educational day tours, GK Enchanted Farm also offers dorm-type rooms, cottages, and private villas for groups who would like to stay longer.

Kat in Casa Lina Resort in Bulacan

One of the best things to do in Bulacan for the family is to enjoy a riverside staycation. Casa Lina Riverside Adventure Resort offers an exclusive haven for groups who would like a quiet retreat, with multiple bedrooms, a spring-fed swimming pool, and access to the river.

San Rafael River Resort is another popular resort in the area, offering day tour glamping tents and cottages, as well as luxurious rooms and villas for solo tourists, couples, and families. This resort complex also has multiple swimming pools, in-house restaurants and cafes with a great view of the river, and various river activities such as fishing, kayaking, jetski, and more.

The Secret Haven

Bulacan offers one of the best opportunities to get away for a while. At The Secret Haven , experience raw camping and wake up with a pleasant river view, surrounded by green mountain and forests. Swim at the river with your friends, cook fresh food with charcoal, and end the day with a soothing kawa hot bath!

Aside from the camp, you can also explore four other attractions: Banahaw Cliff , Banahaw Cave , Secret Spring , and Secret Lagoon . There is so much memories to make that you’ll probably plan another trip so soon!

If camping isn’t your thing, worry not. You can still experience the beauty of this place since the camping site now offers cabins and houses for a more comfortable stay.

The Viewpoint Farm in Bulacan

The Viewpoint Dragonfruit and Grape Farm is one of the hidden gems of Bulacan. Located in San Rafael, the farm allows its visitors a tour around the plantation and even pick-and-pay fresh dragonfruits and grapes during the harvest season. For those who want to get those lovely photos of harvesting fresh grapes, this is your chance!

The farm also has a restaurant/café opened from Friday to Sunday, where you can order dragonfruit-based items such as dragonfruit-topped cheesecake and dragonfruit shake. Aside from the delicious food and drinks, you can also take photos of the lush surroundings.

Pugpog Bikers Highland

One of the newest attractions in Bulacan, Pugpog Bikers Highlands is a café known for its relaxing view of Angat Dam and Sierra Madre mountain range. It’s the perfect play to hang out and chill with your friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, and snap IG-worthy photos!

The café serves various kinds of coffee drinks, as well as Filipino comfort food, pasta, and bread. It’s especially popular among bikers and motorcycle riders as its just along the way to DRT.

Whether you’re an adventurous spirit seeking thrilling escapades, a history buff, or a laid-back tourist looking for a quiet place to relax, Bulacan has something for you! The diversity of these Bulacan tourist spots offers unforgettable experiences.

Do you have other recommendations for tourist spots in Bulacan, as well as other things to do in Bulacan? Let us know in the comment section below!

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One Day in Malolos, Bulacan

Malolos, Bulacan is something that almost no one will consider visiting, except if one wants to feel the Spanish colonial period vibe while avoiding the mainstream Intramuros in Manila . Let me tell you that Malolos is more than that by presenting my very own DIY Malolos Bulacan itinerary!

I have been to Bulacan province a few times already, primarily for family outing activities because there are a bunch of nice resorts in this area which serves as one of the nearest escapades from the city. Moreover, I pass by this province every single time via NLEX whenever I go somewhere up north. As a History Professor who is super passionate about teaching the subject with original photos and more accurate information, I decided to pay a visit and check some things to do in Malolos, Bulacan.

I hopped on a bus at Victory Liner Terminal in Caloocan bound for Apalit, Pampanga. In order to access the Bulacan Town Proper, make sure you alight before this flyover.

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MALOLOS BULACAN ITINERARY

So, without further ado, here is a list of the things of things to do in Malolos, Bulacan:

For other travel itineraries in the Philippines, check this out:

Boracay | Marinduque | Manila | Cabanatuan | Cebu | Bicol | Calamba | Magdalena

DINE IN AT CAFE CONGRESO

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This Wes Anderson-ish restaurant is totally worth visiting, especially for serial IG-worthy places hunters like me! They serve a lot of good dishes, but since I arrived there in the morning, I ordered an English Breakfast and a mixed berries shake.

Visit Cafe Congreso’s Instagram page for more details.

VISIT THE BARASOAIN CHURCH

Malolos Bulacan Itinerary

This beautiful church, the Barasoain Church , was the site of the First Philippine Republic, hence the name Malolos Republic,  in 1899.

Also, check out the interior of the church and more pilgrimage sites in Bulacan .

APPRECIATE PHILIPPINE HISTORY AT THE MUSEO NG REPUBLIKA NG 1899

Malolos Bulacan Itinerary

Beside the Barasoain Church is the Museo ng Republika ng 1899. It houses several informative exhibits and memorabilia from the Malolos Republic. You will also see here the actual text of the Malolos Constitution. There are wax figures of Philippine History personalities in some galleries.

CHECK OUT EMILIO AGUINALDO STATUE AT THE CHURCH PLAZA

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General Emilio Aguinaldo was the President of the Malolos Republic. The Historical Marker says:

Emilio Aguinaldo Y Famy (1869-1964) Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas. Dito niya sa Malolos pansamantalang inilipat ang Pamahalaang Rebolusyonaryo mula Bakoor, Kabite dahil sa napipintong Digmaang Filipino-Amerikano, 10 Setyembre 1898 – 31 Marso 1899. Pinulong ang Kongreso ng Malolos sa Simbahan ng Barasoain, Bulacan upang mabalangkas ng Saligang Batas. 15 Setyembre 1898 na nagtatag ng Republika ng Pilipinas, ang Unang Republika sa Asya, 23 Enero 1899.

SEE ALSO: Liwliwa Beach, Zambales: A Beach Destination Near Malolos, Bulacan

HAVE A PHILIPPINE HISTORY PRIMER AT CASA REAL SHRINE

Malolos Bulacan Itinerary

Casa Real Shrine was the former seat of the Spanish Colonial Government in Bulacan and was converted into a museum. If you visit this place, you will have a comprehensive information on Philippine history, from prehistory/precolonial period to present.

DROP BY THE MALOLOS MUNICIPAL HALL

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I remember my graduate studies Professor who got weirded out on me when I shared the information that whenever I visit a new place in the Philippines, I make it a point to drop by the municipal/city hall and take a photo of it/pose by it. I mean, come on. Why not? It will give you an idea of the daily hustle of the place. Plus, you can always pay the Tourism Office a visit.

APPRECIATE COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE LIKE THE GOBIERNO MILITAR DE LA PLAZA DE MALOLOS

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Colonial buildings like this one are being converted to government offices and museums, and look at this Meralco Building! So beautiful! The historical marker says:

Sa pook na ito dating nakatayo ang kwartel ni Heneral Isidro Torres bilang tagapangasiwa ng kapayapaan at kaayusan ng bayan ng Malolos sa panahon ng Pamahalaang Mapaghimagsik hanggang sa Unang Republika ng Pilipinas 1898-1899. Ang panandang pang-alaalang ito ay pinasinayaan ngayon, 14 Seytembre 2014, bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang sa ika-116na guning taong pagbubukas ng Kongreso ng Malolos, 15 Setyembre 1898.

DROP BY BAHAY PAARALAN NG MGA KABABAIHAN NG MALOLOS

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My Philippine History/Jose Rizal students, remember the  Ang Sulat Para sa Kababaihan ng Malolos by Jose Rizal? This is where those women of Malolos used to school. The historical marker of this spot says:

Pook na kinatayuan ng paaralan ng mga kadalagahan na nilihaman ni Jose Rizal buhat sa Londres noong ika-22 ng Pebrero, 1889, ng kanyang bantog na sulat ng pinamagatang “Sa Mga Kababayang Dalaga sa Malolos” noong ika-12 ng Disyembre, 1888. Ang 21 dalagang taga-Malolos ay humingi ng pahintuloy sa Gobernador Heneral Weyler na makapagbukas, sa sariling gugol nila, ng isang paaralang panggabi na magtuturo ng Wikang Kastila. Sa kanyang sulat ay pinuri ni Rizal ang mga naturang dalaga dahil sa kanilang pagkukusa, sigasig, at diwang makabayan.

WALK AROUND TO SPOT BEAUTIFUL SPANISH COLONIAL HOUSES

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Malolos, Bulacan is the site of so many Spanish colonial houses, and it is a beautiful thing that they were able to preserve these cultural heritage. <3

CHECK OUT MALOLOS CATHEDRAL

Malolos Bulacan Itinerary

The Malolos Cathedral is more than just a Catholic church in Bulacan, but it was also the site of the Presidential Palace of Emilio Aguinaldo during the Malolos Republic.

CHILL UNDER THE KALAYAAN TREE

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This historical Siar Tree is known to be planted by President Emilio Aguinaldo and the spot where the historical figures meet and planned things out during the Philippine Revolution.

DROP BY THE BULACAN PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

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This is not only where you can find the seat of the current Governor of the Province of Bulacan, but this is also where you can find the statues of Marcelo and Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino heroes during the Spanish colonial period. There is also a souvenir shop at the left side of the building where I was able to buy a fridge magnet of Malolos.

DINE AT BISTRO MALOLEÑO

What’s interesting about this place is that the menu is inspired by Philippine History. Visit Bistro Maloleño to see the menu for yourself. In my case, I attended a work-related event when I dined here but I was able to taste the Santolada Juice. Yum!

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If you are looking for a quick historical, gastronomical, and Instagram-worthy escapade near Manila, Malolos is a nice place to go. 🙂

Malolos Bulacan Itinerary and Other Things to do in Malolos: More Suggestions are Welcome!

I hope you enjoyed your day trip by following this Malolos Bulacan Itinerary containing things to do in Malolos. If you think I missed anything that deserve to be included in this list, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels!

P. S. I recently heard that there was a new Instagram-worthy resort in Malolos, Bulacan: the Cabin Look Resort

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Hola! When visiting Malolos City people are looking to buy souvenirs and sweet delicacies. Malolos is popular for Ensaymada Malolos and Inipit. You can buy these at Girlie’s Bakeshop located at Malolos Crossing right at the corner of the junction. For kakanins the popular place to go is Citang’s just beside Sta. Isabel Church. They sell all kinds of kakanins like palitaw, biko, kutsinta, sapin-sapin. They also have lugaw, palabok, pansit. Relleno bangus, tinapa bangus from Hagonoy, embotido, longganisa, chicharon, and many more. If you like snacks like roasted peanuts and chichacorn stop by Michael’s ( previously Emie’s) it is located along Paseo de Congreso between Landbank and BDO.

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A Heritage Walking Tour of Malolos Historic Town Center

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Heritage buffs need not look far from the Philippine capital for historical gems. Located an hour’s drive of Metro Manila, Malolos – the provincial capital of Bulacan – occupies an importance place in the history of the Philippines, especially when one mentions it’s most popular landmark: the Barasoain Church, which was the site of the First Philippine Republic. But little did I know that the city has whole lot more to offer, especially when it comes to built heritage. On the first day of Lakbay Norte 7 media tour, we explored its historic core, also known as Kamestisuhan or Pariancillo district, which was declared a National Historical Landmark and Heritage Town in 2001.

Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church

We started our tour at the city’s most famous landmark, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Church , or popularly known as Barasoain Church. Once featured prominently in the old 10-peso bill, the Baroque-style church built from adobe and concrete in 1885 is one of the most recognizable churches in the country. After the Spanish-American War, the Philippine revolutionary government under the leadership of Emilio Aguinaldo moved the capital to Malolos, and the church was chosen as the site of the First Philippine Congress, also known as Malolos Congress, on September 15, 1898 to draft what would become the Malolos Constitution.

Museo ng Republika ng 1899

Museo ng Republika ng 1899

The adjacent convent houses Museo ng Republic ng 1899 (Museum of the Republic of 1899) , featuring five galleries focused on the events that led to the founding of the First Philippine Republic. Museum highlights include a dramatic light and sound presentation on the Malolos Congress and Philippine Constitution, and a stereoscopy room featuring stereographs of the war against the United States.

Casa Real Shrine

Walking southwards from Barasoain Church along Paseo del Congreso St towards the Malolos Cathedral, one will find Casa Real Shrine , originally built in 1580 as the town’s seat of government. The building has served many purposes throughout its history. During the First Philippine Republic, it housed the national printing press, before it became a hospital, high school annex and municipal library. Today, it housed the Museum of Philippine Political History .

Malolos Cathedral

Malolos Cathedral

Traversing the Malolos River along Paseo del Congreso St, we reached the imposing Malolos Cathedral, also known as the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception , a Neoclassical church built from 1814 to 1817. The church convent became the presidential palace of Emilio Aguinaldo during the First Philippine Republic.

Kalayaan Tree

Kalayaan Tree

A century-old yellow flame tree, dubbed the Kalayaan Tree (Freedrom Tree) stands in front of the church, a silent witness to the histories that unfolded in the town. The revolutionary leaders of the Malolos Republic conducting many meetings under this tree, now commemorated with a bronze monument depicting a discussion between key figures of the revolutionary government.

City Hall of Malolos

Right across the Malolos Cathedral stands the Malolos Municipal Hall (presently the City Hall of Malolos), built in 1940 in Neoclassical architecture. From here, you can walk to the heart of the Kamestisuhan District via Pariancillo Street (Jacinto St).

Malolos Cathedral & Dr. Jose Bautista House along Santo Niño Street

Heritage Houses of Pariancillo & Santo Niño Streets

The streets west of the Malolos Cathedral, particularly Pariancillo and Santo Niño Streets, formed the center of the Pariancillo or Kamestisuhan District where wealthy and influential mixed-blood mestizo families lived. Some of the Spanish and American-era ancestral houses have survived to this day. Along Pariancillo Street (Jacinto St) stand the  Don Erastro Cervantes House ,  Don Fausto Chiong House , the Art Deco-style Eden Cinema , ruins of the Casa Tribunal de Malolos (an ancestral house converted into a jailhouse during the Malolos Republic), and  Gobierno Militar dela Plaza (the Adriano ancestral house converted into military headquarters, and presently a Meralco office). Not to be missed is the most beautiful heritage house in town, which stands along Santo Niño Street. The  Don Jose Bautista House is a Neoclassical mansion built in the 1850s and renovated in 1877 in the Franch Art Nouveau Style. Its facade features caryatids, which are sculpted female figures serving as architectural support.

Bahay Paaralan ng Kababaihan ng Malolos

Along Santo Niño Street stands a part of the original stone wall of Instituto Mujeres , a night school where affluent mestiza women of Malolos were able to study Spanish, after they petitioned the Governor-General in 1888.

Alberta Uitangcoy-Santos House

Alberta Uitangcoy-Santos House

To learn more about the Women of Malolos – a group of 21 mestiza sangley (Chinese-Filipinos) who petitioned for educational reform – we dropped by the Alberta Uitangcoy-Santos House (Museum of the Women of Malolos), a 1914 ancestral house along FT Reyes Street (Kamestisuhan St) built to replace the 1890 structure that was destroyed by fire in 1910. Against the wishes of the town’s Spanish friars, the group’s leader Alberta Uitangcoy-Santos personally handed the petition to Governor-General Valeriano Weyler to establish a night school for women to study the Spanish language and other academic subjects. This was something unheard of during that time when Filipinos were deprived of formal education, especially women. Before retracing your steps back to Malolos Cathedral, drop by the Dr. Luis Santos House , an Art Deco mansion built in 1933 by the son of Alberta Uitangcoy-Santos.

Bistro Maloleño

Bistro Maloleño

We ended our tour with lunch at Bistro Maloleño (2 km north of the cathedral along Valenzuela St), a local restaurant that specializes in Filipino heritage cuisine. The buffet featured the favorite dishes of Filipino heroes like tinolang manok (chicken soup), pochero (pork stew), arroz ala cubana (Cuban-style rice) and hamon bulakenyo (Bulacan-style ham). At this restaurant, we also witnessed demonstrations of local crafts like pabalat (intricately hand-cut paper wrappers for pastillas or milk candies) and puni (palm leaf weaving).

Pabalat (Hand-Cut Pastillas Wrapper)

How to Get There

From Baliwag Transit Terminal (Cubao, Quezon City) or Victory Liner Terminal (near LRT Monumento Station, Caloocan City), take a bus bound for Hagonoy or Malolos, and alight at Malolos crossing, where you can take a tricycle to the city proper. There are also UV Express vans bound for Malolos from shopping centers in Quezon City, namely Centris Station (Quezon Avenue MRT Station), TriNoMa (North Avenue MRT Station) and SM City North EDSA (North Avenue MRT Station). Total travel time is approximately an hour, depending on traffic conditions.

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Malolos is a city in the province of Bulacan , Philippines .

Understand [ edit ]

Malolos is the capital and second most populous city of the province of Bulacan, with more than 260,000 residents (2020). It was the site of the constitutional convention of 1898, known as the Malolos Convention, that led to the establishment of the First Philippine Republic, at the sanctuary of the Barasoain Church. The convent of the Malolos Cathedral served as the presidential palace at that time. Malolos gave birth to the first constitutional republic in Asia.

Get in [ edit ]

By car [ edit ].

The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) provides access from Manila and Angeles, and exits near Malolos are Tabang and Santa Rita . Tabang exit is best used from Manila, while Santa Rita exit is best used from the north.

The MacArthur Highway passes through the city between Calumpit and Guiguinto.

By bus [ edit ]

Golden Bee and First North Luzon Transit has buses between Manila and the towns of Hagonoy, and Masantol and Macabebe (the latter two in southern Pampanga ). The main bus stop is on McArthur Highway, near the flyover.

By train [ edit ]

There are no trains to Malolos since the main line to La Union closed in the 1980s.

As of 2019, there is ongoing construction of an electrified standard-gauge railway to Clark International Airport in Angeles , Pampanga , and New Clark City in Capas , Tarlac . The first segment of that rail project will run up to Malolos. As of 2023, the line is still under construction, with opening estimated by 2025.

Get around [ edit ]

Public transportation in Malolos is served by buses, jeepneys, and UV Express AUVs. The city is also served by tricycles, which offer their services on a for-hire basis.

Malolos is known for its Karatig Jeepneys which serves as an intra-city public transportation. The name came from the word karatig, which means nearby places or barangays. The Karatig jeepney is the smaller version of the jeepneys which usually have the size of about 3-meters long and can board 8-10 commuters at the back plus 2 passengers in the front seat. Longer models can accommodate about 10-12. Its capacity varies according to the jeep’s length and size. There are two Karatig routes around Malolos.

See [ edit ]

  • 14.85602 120.81373 1 Bulacan Provincial Capitol View Park , Manila North Road . City park. Free . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.84628 120.81305 3 Emilio Aguinaldo Monument - Malolos , Barasoain Church Compd., Paseo Del Congreso . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.84669 120.81266 4 Museo ng Republika ng 1899 , Paseo del Congreso, Plaza Rizal ( in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish - Barasoain Church ). ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.843 120.81162 5 Kalayaan Tree , Estrella Street ( Malolos Cathedral (Immaculate Conception Parish Cathedral & Minor Basilica) (Diocese of Malolos) ). Open 24 hours . Historical landmark. Free . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.84379 120.81113 6 Old Malolos City Hall , Jacinto Street , ☏ +63447916891 . 8AM–5PM . ( updated Sep 2023 )

Historical sites [ edit ]

  • 14.84428 120.81145 8 Casa Real , Paseo del Congreso, Plaza Rizal . 9AM-4PM . It was built in 1580 as Casa Tribunal and Casa Presidencia of the town gobernadorcillo. It became Spanish treasury in 1673. Declared National Shrine on October 4, 1965. Now it is the Museum of Philippine Political History.  
  • 14.84434 120.81152 9 Museo ng Kasaysayang Pampulitika ng Pilipinas - Casa Real Shrine , Paseo del Congreso, Plaza Rizal , ☏ +63 44 662 6135 . 8:30AM–4:30PM . National museum about Filipino political history in a former printing press building. ( updated Sep 2023 )

Do [ edit ]

  • 14.8608 120.8101 1 Malolos Sports & Convention Center , #10 MacArthur Hwy , ☏ +63 44 796 3326 . Convention center. ( updated Sep 2023 )

Buy [ edit ]

  • 14.84988 120.82355 1 Robinsons Malolos , MacArthur Hwy . 10AM–9PM . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.8724 120.7998 2 WalterMart Shopping Center - Malolos Branch , KM 45, MacArthur Hwy, Longos , ☏ +639190649811 . 9AM–8PM . Mall, Food Stores, Supermarket. ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.8691 120.8026 3 South Supermarket Malolos , Feliza Bldg, 110a MacArthur Hwy, Sumapang Matanda , ☏ +639955556790 . 8:30AM–8PM . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.8443 120.8177 4 Malolos Public Market , Lucero Street . Open 24 hours . ( updated Sep 2023 )

Eat [ edit ]

  • 14.8547 120.8145 1 Fortune Hong Kong Seafood , MacArthur Hwy , ☏ +63 932 891 4152 . 10AM . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.8565 120.8118 2 Tutong’s Laksa - Malolos , Capitol View Park Subd, Diamond . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.84233 120.81067 4 Bistro Maloleño , Capitol View Park, Santo Nino Street , [email protected] . 10AM-10PM . Opened in April 2013, Bistro Maloleno is a casual dining restaurant serving Heirloom Bulacan Dishes. This concept restaurant does not only bring dining entertainment to its guests, but it also serves as a living museum of culinary tradition where the guests learn and experience Bulacan's heritage cuisine. ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.84391 120.81196 5 Lioming’s Rice Noodles Corner , Lucero Street , ☏ +639757146044 . Open 24 hours . Thai restaurant. ( updated Sep 2023 )

Drink [ edit ]

  • 14.848 120.8286 1 Steak and Wine Unlimited Malolos Branch , Seaoil, MacArthur Highway . 11AM–9PM . ₱₱ . ( updated Sep 2023 )
  • 14.856726 120.813042 2 Kape Kapitolyo - Malolos , Caltex BSU, Guinhawa , ☏ +63 44 760 5908 . 9AM-6PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.850701 120.815561 3 Cafe Congreso , G/F Don Mar Building, Paseo del Congreso Street, Catmon , ☏ +63 44 306 5742 , [email protected] . 11AM-8PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.850945 120.819646 4 Coffeenity Co. , km41 MacArthur Hwy , ☏ +63 44 764 5205 , [email protected] . 9AM-10PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.856036 120.817773 5 The Ugly Mug Cafe Bulacan , 192 A Mabini . 10AM-8PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.874745 120.797918 6 Bo's Coffee - Malolos , San Francisco Square, Estrela Street Sto Nino ( beside Malolos Cathedral ), ☏ +63 962 943 2298 . 7AM-11PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.870102 120.793891 7 Cafe Rese , [email protected] . always open . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.851674 120.810239 8 Fifteenth Café , Blas Ople Diversion Road, Bulihan , ☏ +63 995 062 1534 , [email protected] . 10AM-11PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.841999 120.835967 9 Kopi Brood Cafe , Luisa St. Rufina Homes subdivision Bagong Bayan , ☏ +63 939 908 0208 , [email protected] . 8AM-7PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.871825 120.798868 10 1995 Studio Cafe , Km 44, MacArthur Highway, Longos , ☏ +63 917 179 8221 . 11AM-9PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )
  • 14.875191 120.79681 11 Dear Joe Malolos . 10AM-9PM . ( updated Mar 2024 )

Sleep [ edit ]

  • 14.8451 120.8097 1 The Grove Resort and Hideaway , #955 Enriquez Street , ☏ +639058411707 , [email protected] . ₱₱ . ( updated Sep 2023 )

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Malolos, Bulacan | Lakbay Norte Series

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Malolos is just in Bulacan, barely 35 kilometers away from the Balintawak exit of North Luzon Expressway . Yet, hardly any tourist put it on their travel bucketlist. Do we snob it because we feel that it’s just near to Manila ? Do we ignore it because we think Bulacan isn’t a luxurious or exotic holiday destination ?

Well, this might make you think again.

I have been to Bulacan a few times in the past. But I have to admit that I haven’t really had a full appreciation of the place not until my recent Lakbay Norte escapade courtesy of North Philippines Visitors Bureau .

First up on our week-long itinerary was a heritage tour of Malolos. As an art & culture vulture, I was flat-out excited to be in my element. I already knew a few places but I was honestly surprised to find out that there’s more to this city than what I thought it to be.

Malolos: The Philippines that we often miss

Exploring Malolos is journeying inside a time-warped town . Here, everything takes you back to colonial times—architecture, arts, crafts, food, grace & pace. In every corner of it there’s always something wonderful to tumble upon, be it a principalia mansion , sugary snacks or toys from the yesteryears.

Here are some attractions that many tourists miss out on Malolos, the historic place that most of us probably know only from history books.

Barasoain Church & Museum

The church of Barasoain is celebrated as the site of the first Philippine Republic. It was here that our nationhood was declared to the world in 1899. But more than its historical relevance, this 19 th century church, also known as the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, is a beautiful baroque building founded by the Augustinians .

Beside the church is the Museo ng Republika ng 1899. It houses curated galleries of our quests in becoming an independent nation. Here, various episodes of our history are told in a light & sound show, wax sculptures, paintings, photographs & stereographs.

Malolos Cathedral

Also known as the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, this 16 th century church stood witness to Bulacan’s history. It endured flooding, earthquakes, revolts & fire up until its final reconstruction in the 1950s.

Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo used the church convent as his presidential palace during his short-lived 1 st Philippine Republic in 1888-1899.

Pariancillo District

While both Barasoain & Malolos churches belong within the Malolos Historic Town Center, there are places that strike the best architectural tableaus of its colonial past. Among them are Pariancillo & Sto. Nino, where houses of the affluent families still stand to this day.

It is also called Camestisuhan District, once a Chinese enclave in the 1700s, many of whom were expelled from Manila by the Spanish government. Because of their fear for further expulsions, they married the locals of Malolos, thus came the sangleys of Bulacan.

Today, some of these heritage buildings have been transformed into offices & private museums . And some still remains as residences of Bulacan’s prominent families. There are more than 50 cultural properties inscribed with historical relevance within this district & a day’s tour isn’t enough to cover them all. Take a peek at what this side of town has to offer.

Heritage Crafts

As exquisite as its homes, as valiant as its revolutionaries & as delicious as its confectionary treats, Malolos & the entire Bulacan are home to some of the finest folks arts in the Philippines .

Puni is the art of leaf fronds folding. It uses dried & colored coconut leaves in creating many beautiful figures by folding, plaiting, weaving & braiding. Sadly, it’s a dying folk art that many Bulaceños are steadfastly reviving through expositions & workshops.

Nowhere is the humble pastillas wrapper more delicately crafty than in Bulacan. Here, it’s called borlas de pastillas or simply pabalat. This paper-cutting art takes so much time & precision to do but always it’s something that’s so delightful to have. Seriously, after seeing how it’s done, I didn’t want to eat my pastillas at all.

Filipino Heritage Cuisine

If there’s food for the gods, in Malolos there’s food for the heroes. Bistro Maloleño is the most talked-about restaurant in town for its menu inspired by the gallantry of our revolutionaries. Here they serve the favorite food of our heroes like Pochero ni Plaridel, Tinolang Manok ni Rizal, Arroz a la Cubana ni Del Pilar & many more.

Bulacan is known for whisking some of the country’s delicious kakanin or snacks. Gorgorya or gurguria is one of those unique treats from this province. This fork-forged shell-shaped snack is actually just a mix of egg, margarine & flour made flavorful by a zest of dayap or local lemon.

Pinaso is Malolos’ version of our all-time favorite leche flan. The only thing I noticed is it’s denser, it’s not overbearingly sweet & the top layer is coated with burned caramel (thus, pinaso or scorched).

There’s so much to experience in Malolos and there’s a lot more in the rest of Bulacan. If we just give it a chance on our travel bucketlists, we’ll be surprised that after all, it’ll be worth paying a visit too.

For heritage tour of Malolos, arrange your tour with the City Tourism Office or you may get in touch directly with Ms. Rheeza Hernandez at 09989934509.

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15 Best BULACAN TOURIST SPOTS (Nature & Adventure)

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Filipinos love to go on quick vacations or getaways over a simple weekend. Many would just book a reservation on nice beach resorts, go camping, hiking, sightseeing, and many more! If you live in Luzon , especially in Metro Manila , you’d find it necessary to take a break and enjoy your days off sometimes. We all need to escape the stress and hassle brought by the city every now and then, right?

Well, with that being said, why not try exploring the Land of Heroes? That’s right. Bulacan is now extremely accessible thanks to the widespread development of our expressways. Even if you’re living in the South, you can still reach Bulacan easily thanks to the Skyway Stage 3 . It only takes less than an hour to reach some parts of Bulacan nowadays so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t visit! With the province’s undoubtedly rich background in culture and history, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy everything that the city has to offer.

Bulacan already has a lot of developed cities but the good thing is that the province was able to preserve and maintain its breathtaking natural features. Its incredible landscape houses beautiful caves, sparkling rivers, waterfalls, and even majestic mountains perfect for hiking! Bulacan is truly a haven for those who love the outdoors.

Moreover, Bulacan is also known to have many historically significant landmarks that played a huge role in our country’s freedom. Oh, and Bulacan also has a ton of waterparks and grand resorts that Filipinos absolutely adore especially in the summer!

Ah, trust me. You wouldn’t run out of things to do and explore in Bulacan because the options are literally endless. So to help you plan your next trip in this amazing province, here are the 15 Best Tourist Spots in Bulacan!

1. Barasoain Church

First on the list is no other than the most famous church in Bulacan, the Barasoain Church. Also known as the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, this church was built in 1888 during the Spanish Colonial Era. That’s why it features a Baroque Architecture design that’s relatively common among the churches constructed during the reign of Spain in our country.

Barasoain Church

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Barasoain Church is considered the most important religious building in the Philippines because it has been the venue for some of the most significant moments in our entire nation’s history. The church is where the First Philippine Congress convened, where the Malolos Constitution was drafted, and finally where the First Philippine Republic was inaugurated. That’s why it has been hailed as the “Cradle of Democracy in the East”.

Today, the Barasoain Church serves not only as a religious institution but also as a reminder to every Filipino how much our ancestors loved and protected our country from foreign invaders. CHECK – BEST HOTELS IN BULACAN

2. Biak-Na-Bato National Park

Another must-visit tourist destination in Bulacan is Biak-Na-Bato National Park. Located in San Miguel , Bulacan, this protected location covers a massive area of 2,100 hectares and features countless natural landmarks such as forests, river systems, waterfalls, mountains, and a ton of caves.

Biak-Na-Bato National Park

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Biak-Na-Bato is truly a perfect place for everyone who loves to explore the outdoors! It was even developed to entice the adventurers out of everyone because there are also several hanging bridges and staircases connecting rivers and caves to one another.

More than being an ideal location for outdoor activities, Biak-Na-Bato is also visited by a lot of people for its historical significance. “Biak-Na-Bato” means split boulders, and this perfectly resembles the area where you can find thousands of enormous rock formations scattered all around. This served as a perfect location for Filipino revolutionaries to set up their hideout.

In fact, some of the caves also played a huge role in our country’s fight against Spain. There’s the Bahay Paniki Cave, Aguinaldo Cave, and Tanggapan Cave which served as the hideout of President Emilio Aguinaldo during the war.

3. Mt. Maranat

Ah, for mountaineering and hiking enthusiasts out there, get ready because you’re definitely in for a treat! Mt. Maranat is known as one of the most favorite and must-visit hiking spots in the country. It has exciting and challenging trails that’ll make you love it even more. Although technically considered to be part of Bulacan, it is said that the jump-off point to explore Mt. Maranat is located in Rodriguez, Rizal . So, keep that in mind!

Mt. Maranat

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More than its famed peak which features an astonishing view of the green and luscious forests of the mountain, what’s really special about Mt. Maranat is its campsite where you can also witness the breathtaking beauty of the Maranat Falls. This magnificent wonder features cold crystalline waters cascading through beautiful rock formations that will certainly make you fall in love. Be sure not to miss it!

4. Mt. Gola

Another must-visit destination for hiking enthusiasts out there is located in San Miguel, Bulacan. Mt. Gola stands at an elevation of 196 meters which can be easily hiked together with its sister mountain, Mt. Manalmon, in half a day. That’s why hikers usually take the twin-day hike where they’ll be able to reach the summit of both mountains.

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5. Kaytitinga Falls

Located in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, another hidden gem you must visit is the Kaytitinga Falls. These magnificent three (3) level falls are a popular destination for hiking and trekking enthusiasts out there.

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The falls are situated inside a lush and preserved forest where you can witness the pristine beauty of rich biodiversity such as plants, trees, animals, and also several rock formations. Also, there are still some indigenous people, the Dumagats, living there. Which only means that the culture in Kaytitinga Falls is still perfectly preserved and protected.

To reach the falls, you will need to trek for at least one (1) hour, so be prepared!

6. Mt. Manalmon

As I’ve mentioned earlier, Mt. Manalmon is the sister mountain of Mt. Gola. The two mountains are usually traversed in a twin-day hike where Mt. Manalmon is always the first one to be climbed. This is because the mountain’s elevation is 36 meters lower than Mt. Gola.

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The trail en route to the summit of Mt. Manalmon is quite challenging and rugged. You may even need to crawl for safety in some parts of the mountain. But don’t worry! The view on top of the summit is truly amazing and all your hardships will be worth it.

7. Secret Falls

The famous Secret Falls of Doña Remedios Trinidad is another one of the famous tourist destinations in Bulacan. The Secret Falls is a popular destination for everyone who loves the outdoors because reaching the campsite involves a lot of walking, trekking, and camping. But don’t worry! The trail is absolutely beginner-friendly, that’s why I guarantee that you’ll be able to relax and just admire nature’s undeniable beauty by the end of your trip.

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The Secret Falls features stunning waterfalls where cold and clean waters cascade through the rugged rock formations where tourists can swim and relax at the same time. After exploring the Secret Falls, visitors can opt to stay at the campsite where a stunning overlooking view of the Doña Remedios Trinidad Mountains can be enjoyed by many.

8. Tila Pilon Hills and Talon Pari Falls

Are you ready to discover yet another hidden gem in Bulacan? Well, suit yourself because we’re now exploring what is dubbed as the “Chocolate Hills of Bulacan”. Yup! That’s right, Tila Pilon Hills of Doña Remedios Trinidad is now becoming a legendary tourist destination for outdoor lovers. The scenic and picturesque view of the hills are really out of this world and you should definitely pay a visit. Moreover, the hike en route to the summit is also beginner-friendly where some parts are mostly flat.

Tila Pilon Hills

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Another must-visit destination near the Tila Pilon Hills is no other than the Talon Pari Falls. This amazing cascade of waterfalls features crystalline waters that are perfect for swimming and cliff diving. So, what are you waiting for? Talon Pari!

9. Kabayunan View Deck

Situated yet again at the majestic mountains of Doña Remedios Trinidad is the Kabayunan View Deck. This tourist attraction is gaining more and more popularity thanks to its breathtaking sights and scenery. Feel free to camp out with your friends and loved ones as you fall in love with the city lights and constellations at night and the lush and green mountains during the day.

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The Kabayunan View Deck is slowly being developed further to accommodate the influx of tourists around the area. That’s why you may find several attractions in the view deck where you can take spectacular photos for the ‘gram. Also, expect low or totally no phone signal around the areas of Doña Remedios Trinidad. Well, that’s why it’s the perfect destination to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just focus on getting along with family and friends!

10. Verdivia Falls

Ah, Verdivia Falls is another must-visit natural wonder located in Bulacan. The splendid combination of the waterfalls’ turquoise waters, beautiful rugged rock formations, and relaxing ambiance makes a perfect destination for family picnics and get together with friends.

Verdivia Falls

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The trail en route to Verdivia Falls is quite tricky and challenging as you will need to cross 3 to 4 streams and a mini waterfall. Many visitors of Verdivia Falls opt to bring their bikes or would rather just trek along the ridges for flexibility. I know it’s quite a challenge but trust me, it’d be all worth it! Once you reach the falls and be able to enjoy the cold, crystal clear waters of the falls, all of your hardships will certainly go away!

There’s little to no signal available in the area but there are small cottages established on the side. So better make the most out of your time and enjoy nature’s beauty with your loved ones!

11. San Rafael River Adventure

One of the most popular things to do in Bulacan is taking on the famous San Rafael River Adventure. It’s a one-stop shop where you can experience everything that Bulacan has to offer all in one place. Yup! From banana boat rides, kayaking, jetski, wakeboard, kneeboard, river swing, and even ATV adventures! The resort also offers classy accommodation facilities where you can stay for an entire day or overnight. The San Rafael River Adventure is truly a must-visit destination especially for those traveling to Bulacan for the first time.

San Rafael River Adventure

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But do you know what San Rafael River Adventure is really known for? It’s no other than their iconic River Cruise. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy a mind-blowing experience of cruising along the massive Angat River while eating gastronomic meals of grilled and native Bulacan dishes. Truly amazing!

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12. Mandala Falls

Nope. We are definitely not yet done with the iconic mountains of Doña Remedios Trinidad because it still has an endless list of places to visit! One of those places is no other than the Mandala Falls. This spectacular wonder features cold and clean waters where tourists can swim and dive anytime they want. It also has the famous cliff diving spot where you can jump off 10 feet away from the ground!

Mandala Falls

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The Mandala Falls is slowly gaining popularity that’s why more and more accommodation facilities are being constructed around the area. Kubos and cottages are now available but you can still bring your own tents and spend the night! With the clean and peaceful ambiance of Mandala Falls, I’m sure that you’ll be able to have a blast!

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13. Zamora Falls

Ah, and there it is. Another treasured gem of Bulacan nestled in the mountains of Doña Remedios Trinidad is no other than the Zamora Falls. This massive waterfall featuring crystal clear waters is dubbed as a hidden paradise for its undeniable beauty.

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The massive area of the body of water is filled with beautiful rock formations making the Zamora Falls as scenic as possible. I mean, there’s no way you’ll be able to spend the day there without taking hundreds of pictures! The water is also extremely clean and cold at the same time so I guarantee that you’ll be able to enjoy it. Oh, and the trail en route to Zamora Falls is also beginner-friendly, which means that it’s for everyone to enjoy!

14. Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm

Gawad Kalinga is undoubtedly one of the most famous and established foundations in the entire country. This is why when they created the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, a lot of Filipinos, especially Bulakenyos, were filled with joy. The Enchanted Farm aims to promote and help eliminate poverty in the Philippines by creating a community that helps one another build businesses and profitable ventures.

Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm

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More than its noble cause, the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm also turned out to be a very successful tourist and educational destination thanks to its endless list of attractions such as the Ube Farm, Bamboo Palace, Animal Farm, and Garden of Hope.

15. Ipo Dam View Deck

Finally, thanks to the strategic location and abundance of natural resources in Bulacan, the province has been a perfect location to build massive engineering wonders such as dams. There are actually three (3) major dams in Bulacan which supply the majority of Luzon’s water resources. These are the Angat Dam, Bustos Dam, and Ipo Dam.

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Ipo Dam is a gravity concrete dam that was constructed in 1984. It has a total catchment area of an enormous 6,600 hectares and can store 7.5 million cubic meters of water. Just those facts alone will help you imagine how large of a protected area the Ipo Dam covers, right?

Aside from its mighty function, the Ipo Dam also features a View Deck where people can enjoy and witness the beauty of nature at its finest. Here, tourists can admire the breathtaking views of the mountains, forests, rivers, and bodies of water surrounding the area. So if I were you, I’d definitely take lots of pictures!

FAQ About Bulacan Tourist Spots

1. What is Bulacan known for in terms of tourism? Bulacan is renowned for its rich historical sites, stunning natural landscapes, and outdoor adventure spots. From historical churches like Barasoain to natural wonders such as Mt. Maranat and various waterfalls, there’s something for everyone.

2. Are there any historical sites to visit in Bulacan? Absolutely! Barasoain Church is a must-visit for its historical significance. Additionally, Biak-na-Bato National Park offers a mix of history and nature.

3. Can I find good hiking spots in Bulacan? Yes, Bulacan is a haven for hikers. Mt. Maranat, Mt. Gola, and Mt. Manalmon are popular for their scenic trails and panoramic views.

4. What are some recommended spots for nature lovers? Nature enthusiasts should check out Kaytitinga Falls, Secret Falls, and the various hiking mountains. For a unique experience, visit the San Rafael River Adventure.

5. Are there any waterfalls in Bulacan? Definitely! Kaytitinga Falls, Verdivia Falls, Mandala Falls, and Zamora Falls are some of the enchanting waterfalls in Bulacan.

6. What can families do in Bulacan? Families can enjoy a variety of activities at San Rafael River Adventure, explore Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, or relax at the Ipo Dam View Deck.

7. Is Bulacan suitable for adventure seekers? Yes, adventure seekers will find plenty of activities like hiking, caving at Biak-na-Bato, and water sports at San Rafael River Adventure.

8. Are there any lesser-known spots in Bulacan for a quiet getaway? For a more peaceful experience, visit the Tila Pilon Hills, Talon Pari Falls, and the more secluded waterfalls like Secret Falls and Mandala Falls.

9. How accessible are these tourist spots in Bulacan? Most tourist spots in Bulacan are easily accessible by road. Public transportation is available, but having a private vehicle is more convenient for accessing remote areas.

10. Do I need to book in advance for any of these spots? It’s a good idea to check ahead for places like San Rafael River Adventure, especially during peak seasons. For natural sites and hikes, advance booking is generally not necessary.

11. Is there an entrance fee for these tourist spots? Some places, especially managed sites like national parks and resorts, may have an entrance fee. Natural spots like mountains and waterfalls are often free, but local guides might charge a fee.

12. What is the best time to visit Bulacan? The dry season from November to May is ideal for visiting Bulacan, especially for outdoor activities. However, Bulacan offers year-round attractions, with some spots having unique appeals in different seasons.

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Our list of must-visit tourist spots in Bulacan, a province in the Philippines close to Manila.

If you are looking for a short weekend getaway close to Metro Manila, then you might consider going to Bulacan . The province is just the north of the National Capital Region making it a few hours ride from the capital. From historical sites, churches, and mountain adventures, Bulacan has definitely something worthwhile to offer you.

To help you save time from an insurmountable search of the best places to visit, here are the top tourist spots in Bulacan .

6 Best Tourist Spots in Bulacan

Barasoain church.

Located in Malolos City, the Barasoain Church or the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is a Roman Catholic church known for its significance in the history of the Philippines. The church was built during the 1880s and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Bulacan. Beside the church, you will find a mini-museum that you can tour. It was also said that if you go and join a celebration of mass in this church, you will be blessed.

Barasoain Church is one of the main tourist attractions in Bulacan.

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Biak na Bato National Park

The Biak na Bato National Park is one of those places you must visit in this province to truly appreciate it. The park is famous for the caves that are spread out. One of the most visited cave is the Aguinaldo Cave that previously served as the headquarters of former president Emilio Aguinaldo. There are also two mountain treks that you can try, Mount Gola and Mount Manalmon. Rich in history and scenery, this is a tourist spot in Bulacan that you should not miss out.

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy is one of the famous churches that you must visit when you are in Bulacan. The church is known for the Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima and the life-sized statues of the Stations of the Cross. It is also a place where you can reflect because of the solemnity found in the Adoration Chapel. Aside from these, they have a souvenir shop of religious items and a museum.

St. Andrew Kim Tae Gon Shrine

Saint Andrew Kim Tae Gon is a Korean-born priest who stayed in Lolomboy, Bulacan to seek refuge. He is a secondary patron of the shrine, Sto. Cristo being the primary patron. The shrine offers a great view of architecture and scenery. The church, chapel, and walkways are breathtaking. You would not be able to stop taking pictures of what the place has to offer.

Mount Manalmon

Mount Manalmon is one of the two options for a trek when you get to Biak na Bato National Park. The hike can be challenging for beginners but relatively easy for those who have extensive experience in hiking. You can appreciate the view from three different viewing decks. The hike requires a guide since the trails are abundant with plants.

Candaba Bird Sanctuary

Hold on to your binoculars and be ready with your cameras to snap a shot. The sanctuary is home to a great number and variety of birds. It is a good place for bird-watchers to visit. You can visit this sanctuary in Baliuag, Bulacan. It is important to be properly dressed for hot weather and bring packed food and drinks since there are no stores nearby.

Whichever kind of adventurer you are interested in, you will surely love your trip to these tourist spots in Bulacan. Close to Manila, lots of lovely places, and amazing views to visit, what else could you look for? It is the perfect weekend vacation that you can simply enjoy.

7 Notable Bulacan Tourist Spots

Verdivia Waterfalls Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

Madlum Cave (Manalmon Cave)  San Miguel, Bulacan

Casa Real Shrine Paseo del Congreso, Plaza Rizal, Malolos, Bulacan

Bitbit River Norzagaray, Bulacan

Big Rock Farm Resort Brgy. Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan

Puning Cave Puning Trail, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

Pulilan Butterfly Haven 3005 San Francisco, Pulilan, Bulacan

Festivals in Bulacan

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  • Luyang Dilaw Festival in Marilao, Bulacan
  • Obando Fertility Dance in Obando, Bulacan
  • Horse Festival in Plaridel, Bulacan
  • Singkaban Festival in Malolos City
  • Halaman Festival in Guiguinto, Bulacan

Must-Try Food in Bulacan

  • Nilagang Manok na Puti na may Asparagus at Bistro Maloleno Restaurant in Malolos, Bulacan
  • Fried Itik at Nina’s Fried Itik in San Jose, Plaridel, Bulacan
  • Hapag Rice at Hapag Restaurant and Events Place in Malolos, Bulacan
  • Kabiserang Manok at Kabisera Restaurant in Malolos, Bulacan
  • Beef Serkele at La Familia Restaurant in Baliuag, Bulacan
  • Lomo Ribs at Kalye Mabini in Malolos, Bulacan

Where to Stay in Bulacan

Depending on where you plan to go in Bulacan, the province has many hotels and resorts to accommodate every guest. You can take a look at our list of the best resorts in Bulacan or you may check out these hotels and hostels list . You may also consider staying at these Airbnb units in Bulacan .

How to get to Bulacan

There are plenty of buses from Quezon City to many points in the province of Bulacan.

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The province of Bulacan boasts a treasure trove of natural wonders, historical landmarks, and picturesque landscapes that make it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking both adventure and cultural enrichment. From cascading waterfalls to historical churches, Bulacan tourist spots offer a diverse range of tourist spots that cater to every traveler’s taste.

Listed below are some of the most captivating Bulacan tourist spots that showcase the province’s rich heritage and breathtaking scenery.

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1. Biak-na-Bato National Park

Biak-na-Bato National Park - Bulacan Tourist Spot

Kicking off our exploration is the iconic Biak-na-Bato National Park, a historical and natural marvel. This protected area is not only known for its stunning limestone formations and lush greenery but also for its significance in Philippine history as the site where the First Philippine Republic was established. Exploring the caves and rock formations within the park offers visitors a chance to connect with both nature and history. This is a must-visit Bulacan tourist spot that you don’t want to miss.

2. Klir Waterpark Resort

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Cool off and have a splash at Klir Waterpark Resort, an exciting destination for water lovers. With thrilling slides, relaxing pools, and a vibrant ambiance, this resort promises a fun-filled day for families and friends. This Bulacan tourist spot is located in Plaridel. BOOK HERE: Klir Waterpark Resort

3. Nature Care Resort and Farm

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Reconnect with nature at Nature Care Resort and Farm, a peaceful retreat that emphasizes wellness and relaxation. The resort offers organic farming activities, spa services, and a serene environment for guests to unwind. Good thing, You can book your tour and staycation online! BOOK HERE: Nature Care Resort and Farm

4. Villa Antonio De Dave Resort & Leisure Farm

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For a luxurious escape, Villa Antonio De Dave Resort & Leisure Farm provides an idyllic retreat. This resort offers a combination of modern amenities and countryside charm, making it an excellent choice for a relaxing getaway. BOOK HERE: Villa Antonio De Dave Resort & Leisure

5. Pacific Waves Resort

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Pacific Waves Resort offers a variety of accommodations to suit different preferences and group sizes. From cozy rooms overlooking the pool to spacious villas with private balconies, the resort caters to the diverse needs of its guests. Each room is tastefully decorated, combining modern amenities with a touch of local charm to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Bulacan Tourist Spots have something to offer for everyone’s preferences. BOOK HERE: Pacific Waves Resort

6. Mt. Maranat – Bulacan Tourist Spot

For adventure seekers, Mt. Maranat stands tall as an exhilarating challenge. The panoramic views from its summit are a reward for the trekking enthusiasts who conquer its trails. The refreshing mountain air and the sense of accomplishment make Mt. Maranat a must-visit Bulacan tourist spot for those seeking an adrenaline rush.

Mt. Maranat

7. Kaytitinga Falls

Nature lovers will find solace in the tranquil beauty of Kaytitinga Falls. Tucked away in the province, this hidden gem offers a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal Bulacan tourist spot for relaxation and rejuvenation. The cascading waters and lush surroundings create a picturesque backdrop for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Kaytitinga Falls

8. Mt. Manalmon

Mt. Manalmon

Another mountainous adventure awaits at Mt. Manalmon, known for its trekking trails and spelunking opportunities. A visit to this Bulacan tourist spot promises not only physical challenges but also breathtaking views of the landscape below.

9. Puning Cave

Delve into the depths of Puning Cave, a mysterious cavern that beckons the curious explorer. The cave’s intricate formations and underground wonders make it a fascinating destination for those eager to witness the beauty hidden beneath the surface.

Puning Cave

10. San Rafael River Adventure

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at San Rafael River Adventure. This resort offers a unique blend of nature and leisure activities, from river cruises to water sports, providing visitors with a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.

San Rafael River Adventure

11. Barasoain Church

Steeped in history, Barasoain Church is a prominent religious and cultural landmark in Bulacan. Known as the “Cradle of Democracy in the East,” it played a crucial role in the country’s struggle for independence. The church’s architecture and historical significance make it a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Barasoain Church

12. Tila Pilon Hills

Experience the rolling landscapes of Tila Pilon Hills, offering a serene escape for those seeking solitude and breathtaking views. The hills are an ideal Bulacan tourist spot for hikers and nature lovers, providing a peaceful retreat away from the bustling urban life.

Tila Pilon Hills

13. Malangaan Cave

Uncover the secrets of Malangaan Cave, a subterranean wonder with fascinating rock formations and crystal-clear pools. This Bulacan tourist spot provides a unique adventure for spelunking enthusiasts and those eager to explore the hidden wonders of the province.

Malangaan Cave

14. The Garden Ciudad de Victoria

Marvel at the grandeur of The Garden Ciudad de Victoria, a sprawling complex that combines religious devotion with artistic beauty. This pilgrimage site features stunning landscapes, sculptures, and religious structures, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere.

The Garden Ciudad de Victoria

15. Mt. Gola

Embark on an off-the-beaten-path adventure to Mt. Gola, a less-explored peak that offers a quieter trekking experience. The solitude and pristine natural surroundings make Mt. Gola an attractive destination for those seeking a more secluded mountain escapade.

Mt. Gola

16. Zamora Falls

Nature’s beauty takes center stage at Zamora Falls, a refreshing waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. Whether it’s a tranquil retreat or a refreshing dip in the cool waters, Zamora Falls offers a delightful experience for visitors.

Zamora Falls

17. Pulilan Butterfly Haven

Step into a world of vibrant colors at Pulilan Butterfly Haven, a haven for butterfly enthusiasts. The garden is home to a variety of butterfly species, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors of all ages.

Pulilan Butterfly Haven

18. Verdiva Falls

Hidden amidst the province’s natural beauty, Verdiva Falls is a lesser-known gem waiting to be discovered. The cascading waters and pristine surroundings create a tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts seeking a serene escape.

Verdiva Falls

19. Baliwag Museum and Library

Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Bulacan at the Baliwag Museum and Library. The museum showcases the province’s rich history and traditions, providing visitors with a deeper understanding of Bulacan’s cultural identity.

Baliwag Museum and Library

20. Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Experience spiritual tranquility at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a sacred pilgrimage site that holds religious significance for the local community. The grotto’s serene atmosphere and religious symbolism make it a meaningful stop for those on a spiritual journey.

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

21. Malolos Cathedral

Journey back in time at the Malolos Cathedral, a historic church that played a crucial role in the country’s fight for independence. The cathedral’s stunning architecture and cultural importance make it a significant stop for both history enthusiasts and religious pilgrims.

Malolos Cathedral

22. Pinagrealan Cave

Conclude your Bulacan tourist spots adventure with a visit to Pinagrealan Cave, a natural wonder with unique rock formations and an underground river. The cave’s mystical ambiance and geological marvels provide a fitting end to a memorable exploration of Bulacan’s tourist spots.

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Bulacan’s diverse array of tourist spots offers something for everyone – from the thrill-seekers to the history buffs and nature lovers. Whether exploring the depths of caves, conquering mountain peaks, or immersing oneself in the province’s rich cultural heritage, Bulacan stands as a testament to the Philippines’ beauty and history. Bulacan tourist spots truly encapsulate the essence of this province, inviting travelers to embark on a journey of discovery and appreciation for its natural and cultural wonders.

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