Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is an open museum heritage park in Bagac Bataan Philippines.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is located on the sea side, along Umagol river, In Brgy Pag-asa, Bataan
Description and History
José “Gerry” Acuzar, the owner of New San Jose Builders, he is the one who started to rebuild Spanish mansions in Bagac in 2003. Each and every houses was dismantled brick by brick. Transfered to his property in Bagac, rebuild in the same order and then restored. The houses that he rebuild and restored were chosen based on there historical and architectural value. Acuzar bought the houses were in a state of neglect, from the owners, and in some cases he also buy the lot where the mansions stood. The Bahay Na Bato ( Tagalog word, meaning stone houses) which have stone foundations on the 1st floor and its made of wood on the 2nd floor(this is constructed to withstand earthquakes), its been transplanted from Manila (Quiapo, Tondo, Binondo), Bulacan, Pampanga, Cagayan, Quezon City, and Ilocos
Seven years later, in 2010, the heritage park was opened to public
The park had a features a collection of 27 Spanish Colonial buildings and stone houses ( bahay na bato in Tagalog), and it is 400 hectares. They planned to resemble a settlement reminiscent of the period. These houses were carefully dismantled, stone by stone, and transplanted from different parts of the Philippines, and in these premises they resemble the original structure. And for the parts that were broken or missing, woodwork and bricks were replicated to ressemble to its original structure.
The resort also have a restaurant, a beach, calesa rides and also swimming pools. The resort plans to house 50 such heritage houses.
Here’s some pictures of the rebuild and restored houses from Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: