Top 17 attractions to explore in Cavite
The province is also known as "Historical Capital of the Philippines", It played an important role in both the country's colonial past and eventual fight for independence.
This shrine marks the Philippines' most historic window: on June 12, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the independence of the Philippines, ending the 333 years of Spanish rule. The window, now renovated and converted into the Balcony of Independence, is the centerpiece of the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. There are so many things to see and study in and outside of this shrine and The tower, the most prominent part of the mansion provides a sweeping view of Cavite, Manila, and Bataan.
Battery Way is armed with four 12-inch mortar carriages capable of firing highly explosive shells as far as 8.3 miles or 13.35 km in any direction. Each mortar required a crew of at least 14 men to load and fire the shells. The mortars could be lifted to a trajectory between 45 to 70 degrees, which made them ideal for targeting enemies entrenched in higher ground in Bataan. The battery was named after Second Lt. Henry Way of the 4th U.S. Artillery, who died in service in the Philippines in 1900.
Caballo Island is a bluff, rocky island located at the entrance to Manila Bay in the Philippines. It is about 1.2 km long with the highest elevation at 381 feet high. Caballo, along with the larger Corregidor, divides the entrance to the bay into two broad and deep channels, known as the North and South Channel. The whole island was formerly occupied by Fort Hughes, a U.S. defense fortification before World War II. It was heavily bombed during the war.
Founded in 1795 as a Parochial Church by the Augustinian Recollect priests under the patronage of Nuestra Señora del Pilar and St. John the Baptist, and by the administration of Fr. Francisco de Santiago, OAR, as its first Parish Priest. The present church was made up beautifully by stone and bricks and it was declared a Cathedral and the Seat of the Diocese of Imus, with Nuestra Señora del Pilar as its titular Patroness.
This Lighthouse sits on the highest point of the island of Corregidor. It was completed in 1853, guided ships through the narrow Manila Bay passageway to the port of Manila. It functioned continuously until World War Two. It was rebuilt in a slightly different design in the 1950s, using stones from the original structure. Today the lower level of the lighthouse, which originally contained the lightkeeper’s quarters, holds a souvenir shop. The tower is open and visitors are welcome to climb to t
The Diocesan Shrine of Saint Augustine, commonly known as the Sta. Cruz Parish, is a Roman Catholic cathedral church in the city of Tanza, in the province of Cavite, Philippines. The patroness of the town is San Agustin Holy Cross is also a patron saint of the town. The cathedral was declared a structure of historical significance with the placing of a historical marker by then National Historical Institute of the Philippines
The Immaculate Conception Parish Church, also known as the Dasmariñas Church, is the first Catholic parish church in the city of Dasmariñas, province of Cavite, Philippines. The stone church was constructed right after the establishment of Dasmariñas as a separate parish in 1866. The church and convent were the sites of bloodshed during the Battle of Perez Dasmariñas of the Philippine revolution against Spain. It was declared as an important historical structure by the National Historical Insti
Malinta Tunnel is a large tunnel complex that served as a bomb shelter in Corregidor Island. It has over 24 lateral tunnels that are branching off its main tunnel. This was initially used for storage and bunker purposes but a part of it was later used as a hospital during World War II.
Mount Marami is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maragondon, Cavite, the Philippines that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. It is one of the beautiful places in this area and yearly a lot of visitors visit this place.
Mount Pico de Loro, also known as Mount Palay-Palay, is a dormant volcano in Cavite province on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The mountain is one of the ancient volcanic features of Bataan Arc. Near its summit is a lone vertical cliff feature called the Parrot's Beak or the Monolith that offers a 360-degree view of the protected landscape and the shores of Limbones Cove. This place is one of the main hiking destination in this area.
Mount Sungay, also known as Mount Gonzales, is a mountain in the province of Cavite in the Philippines. Located in eastern Tagaytay, the inactive stratovolcano is the highest point of the province of Cavite at 709 meters. The slopes of the mountain is the source of the San Cristobal River that flows from the mountain to Silang, Cavite down to its mouth at Laguna de Bayin Calamba, Laguna. It was now one of the main attractions in this area.
The Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church, commonly known as the Silang Church, is a Roman Catholic parish church in the municipality of Silang, in the province of Cavite. Silang church is a typical baroque church without any elaborate and magnificent ornamentation on its simple façade and that's why the church and retablo of the Our Lady of Candelaria Parish was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines
The best-preserved church complex in the province, the Church of the Assumption of our Lady was first built in 1618 by the Jesuits, established as a parish church in 1627 and enlarged from 1630-1633. In 1649, during the Spanish-Dutch War, the church was destroyed for fear of becoming a Dutch fort. Then the church was rebuilt by the Jesuits using wood. Now the church was listed by the National Museum as a National Cultural Treasure.
Also known as People’s Park is a historical urban park in Tagaytay, Cavite. The park was converted from an incomplete mansion, known as the Palace in the Sky built during the Marcos Era. The incomplete scaffolding of the mansion remained intact. The Shrine of Our Lady, Mother of Fair Love, and a doppler weather radar station maintained by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration is also within the park.
This Roman Catholic church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, the construction of the present church was started in 1737. The church was last restored in 1990 by the citizens of Kawit. The church is known for its healing and resolution to personal problems. A four-story bell tower is on the right side of the facade and its lower levels are square. It is one of the famous pilgrimage center in this area.
The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church or known as General Trias Church is the first Catholic parish church in the municipality of General Trias, Cavite. The church is located at the town square plaza of General Trias, formerly called as San Francisco de Malabon in honor of its patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s a style of Spanish Baroque architecture that can be found in the Philippines, which suffered destructive earthquakes during the 17th and 18th centuries.
One of the most popular attractions outside of Metro Manila entices with one of the most unforgettable vistas-- the Taal Lake and Volcano Island. was once the caldera of an old volcano which rose some 5000 to 6000 meters high. As a result of a powerful eruption many years ago, a new volcano Taal rose from the centre of the lake.
Map of attractions in Cavite