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Casa Real Shrine

The photo on the left is the Historical Casa Real Shrine
After Barasoain Church and the Jose Cojuanco Mansion, just few steps you can reach this old house.  Actually in the whole area, it's not the only old house which you can see.  There are several of them which can enjoy.  From Malolos City, you can actually walk few meters to reach this place, from Bulacan Provincial Capital, you can take a jeep for 8 pesos.  Based on what I've heard, this mansion has a cleaning schedule every Monday.  That's the main reason why I didn't took a photos inside.

This house was built in 1580, became the town’s Casa Tribunal, Ayuntamiento, and Casa Presidencia Municipal and was the residence and Office of the Gobernadorcillo during the Spanish time.  It was the site of the Imprenta Nacional of the First Republic, where the revolutionary organs La Independencia, El Heraldo de la Revolucion, Kalayaan and Kaibigan ng Bayan were printed., the printing press of the 1896 Constitution and the Heraldo de Revolucion.

This is the Balete tree on the backyard of the house.  As you can see, the tree is like an old plant that witnessed everything happened few years ago.

This is the rear view of the house - A printing press during the Malolos Republic, the Casa Real was restored in 1852 and converted into a municipal library. 

At the garden inside the residence.

This Cannon is maybe century old. . . .

The Front view - It became the seat of the American military government, then turned into a hospital in 1923, an annex to the Bulacan High School in 1941 and was the Japanese Chamber of Commerce headquarters during the Japanese Occupation.

Taken at the bridge beside the compound. It is now a museum under the management of the National Historical Institute and serves as the final repository of still existing memorabilia. This structure played a gigantic role in Philippine Republic.  One of the permanent exhibits of Casa Real Shrine are relics of the Brave Women of Malolos of whom Rizal wrote a poem to honor their courage of setting up a school against objections from the towns friars.

This preserved historical house is 30 minutes ride from Bulacan Capitol, few meters away from Barasoain Church, Malolos City Hall and the Basilica Minore de Immaculada Conception.

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