Cavite's 13 Martyrs Monument (Bantayog ng Labintatlong Martir ng Kabite)
Trece Martires, Cavite, Philippines
If Jose Rizal is the heroic icon of the Philippines, the 13 Martyrs are the heroic icons of Cavite Province. Comprised of members of the Katipunan, Freemasonry, sons of wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and learned individuals, Cavite's 13 martyrs conspired with the secret society of the Katipunan against Spain in 1896. When Spanish authorities learned about their ploy, the 13 Caviteños were imprisoned and later taken to Plaza de Armas in Cavite City. There they were forced to fall on their knees, blindfolded, and then shot from behind. The capital of Cavite back then was renamed in their memory, while the capital's 13 barangays were renamed after each martyr. The 13 Martyrs Monument, also known as Bantayog ng Labintatlong Martir ng Kabite, now stands in the city proper of Trece Martires as a reminder of the lives these martyrs paid for the liberty Filipinos have today.
Address: Brgy. San Agustin Trece Martires , Cavite , Philippines
Hours: Everyday, open 24 hours.
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