Cavite: Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park

Located in the vicinity of Mt. Nagpatong in Maragondon in the province of Cavite, Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park marks the supposed place where Andres Bonifacio and his brothers Procopio were executed in 1897.

We learned from the previous post (Bonifacio Trial House) the story of the trail leading up to the last days of Andres Bonifacio. Since I did not fully elaborate his death, I think it is very relevant to talk about it now in relation to our featured destination.
Check out the images on the BAYANI
Check out the images on the KKK
A perfect angle to see the KKK and Bayani
I'm wondering if that face is scared, shocked or excited...
The statue of Andres Bonifacio wearing a very fashionable camisa de chino

Our local guide showing us the way to the peak of Mt. Nagpatong
After his brief trial by what I think is a kangaroo court, Bonifacio and his brother was sentenced to death. They were then brought to the vicinity of Mt. Nagpatong in Maragondon where their sentence was carried out. Years later during the time of the American occupation, the colonial government mounted a search for the remain of Bonifacio. Bones believed to be his were found on March 17, 1918. It was placed in an urn and was given to the National Library of the Philippines for safe keeping. Sadly, the bones were lost due to the destruction and looting during the Second World War.
The park as seen from Mt. Nagpatong

Today, a shrine stands on the area of Mt. Nagpatong where Andres Bonifacio's bones were said to have been found. Aside from the central shrine there are also two panels that is flanking it. At first glance these panels shows the words KKK and BAYANI. However, upon closer inspection, one can see the artistic sculptures of the  revolutionary struggles of Bonifacio and also their last moments before their execution.
The marker...
Here's what you'll see on the marker
Across facing the shrine is a pavilion complete with a swimming pool. During our visit, the area looks deserted minus the lone caretaker of the shrine who's roaming the vicinity. To our amazement, the shrine was well maintained contrary to what most bloggers mentioned in their articles. There was also a pathway leading to the peak of Mt. Nagpatong. (Of course I did climb the mountain but that's another story.)

Overall, it's a trip that would be enjoyed by history buffs and outdoorsy type of people. For those who's not into both, I suggest you skip this place and just head to a mall instead. One more thing before you visit the shrine, head to the tourism office of Maragondon first and look for the person in-charge of the shrine. He literally holds the key to the gate(s) of the shrine. There is a very slim chance that you could visit the shrine without him.

Getting there:

From the terminal in Coastal Mall, ride a bus that goes directly to Maragondon. From there, coordinate with the town's tourism office. From there, you could ride a tricycle going to the park.

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Comments

  1. Neil, congratulations for your blog and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Greetings from Spain.

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    1. Hello Enrique!
      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog too!

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  2. pano po pumunta ng bonifacio shrine sir paki guide naman po kami mag ko commute po kami e i do document po kase namin yung shrine ni bonifacio e baka magkanda ligaw ligaw po kame

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    1. Punta muna kayo sa Maragondon Tourism office sa town proper. Coordinate with the tourism officer. Nasa kanya ang susi para makapasok kayo sa shrine.

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