Emiliano Riego de Dios Ancestral House | Things to do in Maragondon-Cavite

Emiliano Riego de Dios Ancestral House | Photo by Ludwig Diesta Emiliano Riego de Dios Ancestral House | Photo by Jay Ermitaño
Cavite Maragondon 344
This ancestral house marks the home of Emiliano Riego de Dios, a member of the Katipunan, which is an underground anti-Spanish group that set the Philippine-Spanish Revolution. Emiliano fought in the revolution together with his brothers Colonel Vicente and General Mariano. He was also elected the Minister of War during the Tejeros Convention in 1897; the Military Governor of Cavite in 1898; and Vice President of the Hong Kong Council in 1898. Following the Filipino bahay na bato, the ancestral house was originally made of wood and adobe. It is now a private residential area, and can only be seen from the outside.
Open: Closed to public; can only be viewed from outside.
Address: Brgy. Poblacion, Maragondon, Cavite
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Bonifacio Trial House
0.13 km away

Now converted into a museum, this antique house was where Andres Bonifacio, leader of the Philippine Revolution, and his brother Procopio were tried for execution in 1897. Built in 1889, the house is made of wood and adobe, patterned after Filipino-Spanish architecture. The first floor displays tarpaulins that tell the story of Andres Bonifacio, the Katipunan, and the Philippine-Spanish Revolution. The second floor has several rooms displaying a diorama of the trial court, framed flags used by the Katipunan, and Katipunan-related paintings by amateurs. Two other rooms house a library and secret letters sent and received by Andres Bonifacio. The house was turned into a museum in 1999 by the National Historical Institute.

Maragondon Church
0.22 km away

Maragondon Church is one of the 26 oldest churches in the Philippines. The church was built by Jesuits in 1618, after its patron saint Our Lady of Assumption. Unique to its design is its intricate retablo and carved entrance doors. The church also has an attached Spanish convento, which was built in 1666. The church is a Historical and Cultural Site, declared by the National Museum and the National Historical Institute.

Mabakaw River
1.28 km away

Mabakaw River is a deep and narrow gorge sandwiched in between two rock formations. The shallower parts of the river are popular swimming spots to local residents. The deeper areas are almost inaccessible due to the strong current and steep walls. The river bottlenecks down a narrower gorge where a bridge called Tulay Baba is found. During summer, nipa huts are built along the river, to be rented out to visitors. During rainy season, however, these huts are washed down to flash floods, only to be rebuilt the following summer.

Things to do nearby

The Perfect Tagaytay Weekend Escape
Local sightseeing
16.17 km away

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.  

Kalayaan at Kagitingan Trail
Local sightseeing
16.17 km away

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!

History, Heroism and Leisure Cavite Tour
Local sightseeing
16.17 km away


Where to stay

Riverfront Garden Resort
Hotels and homes
1.23 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Maragondon. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you're looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Esperanza's Bed and Breakfast

Located 30 minutes away from Tagaytay, you can enjoy the sought after cool breeze away from the crowd. Whether you’re a lone traveler or a family of four, we offer three suite rooms that can accommodate your needs. Our accommodations are complemented with Filipino breakfast and local coffee. We accept reservations for meetings, small events, and intimate gatherings. We are open 24/7.

Aquamira Hotel & Resort Inc.
Hotels and homes
10.55 km away

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.

Getting there and around

Brgy. Poblacion, Maragondon, Cavite

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