Baobab Trees | Things to do in Cavite City-Cavite

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One need not fly across the globe for a quick feel of the African savannah because found inside Cavite City’s Samonte Park are huge baobab trees. Planted in 2005, the trees were accorded by the Americans to the Filipinos as a mark of friendship.
Open: Everyday, open 24 hours.
Address:  , Cavite City, Cavite
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Battle of Binakayan Monument
2.97 km away

Battle of Binakayan Monument commemorates the first decisive victory of Filipino revolutionaries against Spanish colonial forces on November 9-11, 1896. The monument features metal sculptures of the battle's most celebrated heroes, including Emilio Aguinaldo, Candido Tirona, and Gregoria Montoya. Tirona and Montoya both died in combat. Gregoria was hailed as the Joan of Arc of the Philippine Revolution. The battle, a two-fold encounter that simultaneously took place in Binakayan in Kawit and Dalahican in Noveleta, pitted about 20,000 Spanish troops against more than 100,000 Filipino fighters. Outnumbered and overwhelmed by strong counterattacks, the Spaniards suffered heavy casualties and had to retreat. The victory held off Spanish control over Cavite and strengthened Aguinaldo's leadership position in the Katipunan. It also boosted morale and inspired more Filipinos to join the fight for independence.

Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo (Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine)
4.14 km away

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. The seven-story mansion is a labyrinth of halls and rooms decked with nationalistic tableaus and art nouveau designs, secret passages, hidden storage areas, a bomb shelter, and a 500-meter long tunnel leading to St. Mary Magdalene Church. The ground floor was converted into a museum displaying an extensive collection of personal memorabilia. The tower, the most prominent part of the mansion, provides a sweeping view of Cavite, Manila, and Bataan.

Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine
4.16 km away

This shrine is one of the two official shrines in Kawit, Cavite, the other being the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine. Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine is a two-storey ancestral house owned by Emilio's cousin, Baldomero Aguinaldo. Built in 1906, the house is made of stone and Philippine hardwood such as molave and narra. It shows influences of the classic bahay na bato design with its large sliding windows, ventanillas, intricate carvings on wall panels, and painted floral patterns on the ceiling. Restored in 1982 and inaugurated as a museum a year later, the shrine features antique furniture on loan from the Intramuros Administration and personal memorabilia of Baldomero Aguinaldo. The ground floor, once a storage area for farm produce and poultry, now houses a photo exhibit and a few furniture pieces.

Things to do nearby

Lasa ng Republika: The Ultimate Caviteño Food Tour by Ige Ramos

Experience this ultimate Caviteño food tour with no other than Cavite’s long-time food historian, Ige Ramos! Stops include heirloom restaurants and major historical landmarks and museums that made Cavite “The historical capital of the Philippines.”

The Dessert Museum
Fun with kids
9.65 km away

The Dessert Museum is 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness. This is the only museum you’ll ever slide into! Follow our Candy Rabbits through our Donut Hole and slip down our sprinkle slide into the most magical food-filled fantasy you will ever experience. Choose your path through our Candy Cane Groves or go Cotton Candy Picking in our sweetly enchanted forest. The adventure is just beginning!

The Experience

As you slide, jump, play, and swing through The Dessert Museum, prepare to explore uniquely themed rooms tailored to each dessert, creating a one-of- a-kind tasting experience. We aspire to provoke the imagination by featuring popular desserts in fun, creative, and Instagrammable rooms. These rooms are not only for pictures; they also contain ultra-cool facts about our sweet after-dinner past times.

The Dessert Samples

Every dessert we feature is carefully selected, from hand-made artisanal chocolates to our fairy-dusted cotton candy! Sweet-tooths beware you are in for a sugar overdose!

Mabining Mandirigma
Shows and performances
12.02 km away

Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Mabining Mandirigma “is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Where to stay

Kartini Hotel
Hotels and homes
4.69 km away

Feel at home with Kartini Hotel in Cavite--the preferred accommodation in Kawit that provides quality amenities, fast and efficient services, and most importantly, clean, well-sanitized rooms.

Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia

Surround yourself with total comfort and convenience at Microtel by Wyndham – Mall of Asia, Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Part of a world-class limited serviced hotels accommodations, we present travelers with stylish and affordable rooms, top-notch facilities, and dependable services for a hassle-free stay. Each room treats guests with optimum comfort, convenience, and securty, featuring chiropractor-approved mattresses, air-conditioning, TV, Internet access, and automated fire safety system.Our hotel in Pasay City also boasts a restaurant, swimming pool, conference room, and city transfers for your business and leisure needs. Moreover, you’ll find it easy to reach major attractions and destinations from our Pasay City accommodation, including Manila Ocean Park, MOA Eye, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Golden Phoenix Hotel
Hotels and homes
10.25 km away

One of our top picks in Manila. Located in Pasay City, Golden Phoenix Hotel - Manila offers modern and elegant accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property.The hotel is conveniently 2,400 feet from Mall of Asia Arena and 0.8 miles from the famous SM Mall of Asia. Cultural Centre of the Philippines is 1.9 miles away, while Ninoy Aquino International Airport can be reached within a 3.7 miles drive.Offering city views, air-conditioned rooms come with a wardrobe, iPod dock, a personal safe and a flat-screen TV wit cable/satellite channels. Electric kettle and minibar are also included. The en suite bathroom has shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries. At Golden Phoenix Hotel, guests can indulge in a pampering massage at the spa or enjoy refreshing drinks at the bar. The 24-hour front desk staff can assist guests with luggage storage, laundry services, airport transfers and tour arrangements.

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