GBR Museum | Things to do in General Trias-Cavite
|Open:||Mon - Sat, 10am - 3pm; Open on holidays.|
|Address:||Brgy. Javalera, General Trias, Cavite|
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.
Gentri's Best is a local producer of kasilyo, the native kesong puti (white cheese) of Cavite made from carabao's milk. Best served with pandesal and coffee, kasilyo has a soft, smooth texture with hints of sour and salty flavors.
Each palm-sized, round piece is handmade. Milk, mixed with vinegar, is boiled and stirred until it thickens. The congealed mixture is then shaped into a ball and soaked in brine until it's ready for packaging. Gentri's Best also makes another variety of kesong puti with no vinegar, which gives it a milder taste. Their other products include fresh milk, yoghurt, ice cream, and pastillas de leche.
Established as a cooperative in 2005, Gentri's Best operates a medium scale processing center and collects a daily average of 250 liters of carabao's milk from local raisers. Their products are sold in their own store in General Trias and distributed through Mr. Moo's dairy stores.
Bonifacio Shrine commemorates Andres Bonifacio, the Father of Philippine Revolution. The shrine marks the nipa hut where Andres Bonifacio was seized and captured in 1897. Here, Bonifacio was also shot before being brought to his prison in Indang town proper. Today, the shrine is turned into a small public park, featuring a dark statue of Bonifacio holding a bolo. Cemented stairs beneath the statue lead to a campsite, where people can gather and have a bonfire.
Things to do nearby
From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.
Get to know the brave heroes and visit the most historical landmarks of Cavite at Kagitingan Trail! You'll get to stand where Philippines' founding fathers debated the country's future and check out the traces of Filipino history in museums and heritage churches. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!
Where to stay
Located roughly 38 km south of Manila, The Bayleaf Cavite is the first of its kind in the area. With a total of 148 guest rooms and suites, the hotel is configured to accommodate room requirements from a single bed to as many as four beds per room.
Designed for both business, socials and leisure, the property boast of an elegant, high ceiling ballrom, 4 Meeting Rooms with direct access to the deck in the garden, an exclusive VIP Meeting Lounge and a Boardroom.
An All Day Dining Cafe, an Entertainment Center, a skylit Atrium Lounge, an outdoor wedding park and a pool bar complements the hotel’s services.
The 45–meter long, free form swimming pool adds a special touch to the hotel’s vibrant atmosphere.
Balay Indang started as a retreat house for family and selected friends. On October 2005, it was opened for the public to enjoy its beauty and serenity.
Balay Indang is approximately an hour and a half from Metro Manila and 15 to 20 minutes from the Tagaytay Rotonda. Trece Martirez to Indang, Cavite is another route to Balay Indang.
Balay Indang's twenty-eight rooms are fitted with the ultimate comforts of modern living yet retain an old world charm. There are conference rooms and a dining room area available for seminars or corporate events. Balay Indang has a large swimming pool and poolside pavilion for swimming, relaxing, or playing board games as well as an expansive garden filled with different cacti of flowers and trees. This is truly an ideal place to bond with people and create meaningful business and personal relationships.
Balay Indang is a place to relax and recharge. It is a chance to nurture the really valuable facets of life and discover nature as it should be.
Welcome to Aquamira Resort!
Located inside the 600-hectare Saddle & Clubs Leisure Park in Tanza Cavite is the Aqua Mira Resort, which offers the resort life you have always dreamed of. Here, Aqua Mira Resort is a villa – surrounded by the clear and calming view of water – and turn this into a second home.
At the same time, one can readily enjoy the resort’s top-of-the-line amenities that make for the perfect recreation, relaxation, rejuvenation and entertainment.
Each opens to a sweeping view of the pool. It is built around a water park.