Las Casas celebrates History Month with newest attraction, ‘HistoryLand’

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With its continuous pursuit to revive key events in Philippine History, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar commemorates History Month through launching its newest interactive theatrical show titled, “HistoryLand.”

Las Casas breathes life to five of history’s key moments through unique staging and reenactments strategically stationed in five key areas of the sprawling 400-hectare heritage hotel and destination.

A labor of love of both Manila and Bataan actors, HistoryLand aims to transport these milestones and celebrate the successes of our forefathers.

Furthermore, the restored Spanish-Filipino casas serves as a scenic backdrop to a line-up of stellar performances.

HISTORYLAND highlights the following events:

BATTLE OF MACTAN

Las Casas’ HistoryLand reenacts how Datu Lapu-Lapu, one of Mactan Island’s chieftains, and his native warriors fought and won a bloody war against Spanish force fighting for Cebu’s Rajah Humabon under the command of Ferdinand Magellan.

With his undeniable love for his community, Mactan Island’s chieftain Lapu-Lapu fought and won a bloody war. Watch how the native Filipinos used their might to fight against the powerful Spaniards and expect to see the death of Ferdinand Magellan.

EXECUTION OF JOSE RIZAL

On December 30, 1896, Jose Rizal’s public execution was carried out in Manila as he was convicted of sedition and sentenced to death by firing squad. Revisit how impactful Rizal’s contribution is to the society while reviving the last scenes of his life.

Jose Rizal lived his entire life to ignite change and inspire his countrymen. Realize the impact of Rizal’s contribution to the society while reviving the last scenes of his life.

CRY OF PUGAD LAWIN

The tearing of cedulas is, more often than not, overlooked as far as our history is concerned. Know the significance of this action, from what encouraged Filipinos to finally fight for their country and the future battles that occurred.

MAKING OF PHILIPPINE FLAG

Learning the depth of every symbolism in our flag requires thorough understanding. Each color represents a Filipino trait, creating a momentous design, which greatly speaks the collective stories of our ancestors. In fact, the Philippine flag we have today underwent a lot of revisions and HistoryLand will give us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the making of this authentic Filipino symbol.

FIGHT FOR PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE

Relive that patriotic feeling upon seeing the Philippine flag unfurling as it loudly signals independence. The iconic venue for this historic moment was the ancestral home of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first—and youngest—president of the Philippine republic in Kawit, Cavite.

A long and arduous battle, our forefathers’ fight for the country’s ultimate independence is a part of history we are all very eager to unravel. Experience this live and in flesh at the first ever history amusement park.

AMBIANCE ACTORS

Take pictures with the famed El Katipuneros, Sisa, General Luna, Maria Clara and Friars, and learn a thing or two from these iconic characters.

Guests can enjoy and marvel with these performances for the whole month of August 2019.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Located at the heart of Bagac, Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is the only Philippine destination that showcases the best of Filipino heritage and culture through the colorful stories as retold by Jose “Jerry” Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses.

From the majestic architectural design to heart-warming revival of traditions, Las Casas is a complete package to a one-of-a-kind travel to the past.

All these unique initiatives of Jose Acuzar in line with his mission to bring Filipino heritage to greater heights has caught the attention of the international scene by being the only Philippine property to be a part of the Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Global Collection and Historic Hotels Worldwide.

This heritage resort is also the Asia Awards of Excellence winner for Asia’s most excellent destination for 2017 and is a project of the New San Jose Builders, Inc.

Witness how history unfolds at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. For inquiries and reservations, call 0917.872.9361 or visit our website at www.lascasasfilipinas.com or book your Rooms/Private Casa at bit.ly/LasCasasRoomReservation.