The Revelation of Aguinaldo’s Inventive Mind: Aguinal Shrine screet passageways

The ground floor known in old houses as the zaguan is where the bowling alley and air raid shelter are located. They are now joined by permanent exhibits and relics relating to Aguinaldo’s military and political exploits.

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The house is a revelation of its owner’s inventive mind. Around the house are several concealed secret passages, exits and storage areas such as wooden dining table top in the kitchen that conceals a passage way to the air raid shelter built below the ground. 

WATCH: The secret passages of Aguinaldo Shrine

Some pieces of furniture were designed by the Aguinaldo himself. These unique furniture ranges from a simple armchair with leg rest to secret compartments intended for hiding documents or weapons.  

The second floor living quarters is dedicated to the memory of the first Philippine President, Emilio Aguinaldo and his love affair with the country. Seen on the polished wooden parquet floors and hardwood pillars, and ornamented ceiling are recurring patterns of nationalistic symbols

Learn more about the Philippine Independence HERE.

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