Remote Villa Escudero Museum AH26 Quezon Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Villa Escudero is special ?
The Escuderos are a well-known family in Quezon since the late 1800s. The museum contains the private collections of the family from their local travels and around the world. It was started by Arsenio and Rosario Escudero and passed on to the living generations of the family. The assorted collections include, among others, religious artifacts, Chinese porcelain, antique furniture, ethnic clothing, relics from Second World War, clothes of Philippine presidents, butterfly collections, up to Jose Rizal's letters in his slumbook. In 1987, the extensive collection was moved and showcased in the church of the plantation. A trip of the museum is a must to Philippine history enthusiasts and is included with the admission.
What to explore at Villa Escudero?
The core of the collection in the memorial Villa Escudero Museum is its trove of colonial religious art. The superbly executed silver altars, gilded carrozas, ivory santos, embroidered vestments and intricately carved images and bas-reliefs and tableaux, most dating from the Spanish colonial era are a testimony to the artistry and piety of the Filipino. Reflecting a lifetime of dedicated collecting and the wide-ranging interest of the Escudero couple, there are also extensive collections of Oriental ceramics, natural history and ethnographic dioramas, costumes, household furniture, weaponry and many other items of interest collected in their travels around the world.
How to get to Villa Escudero?
In order to reach the place, you can follow these routes:
Land routes: Take the South Super Highway and exit at 50 (Lucena, Legaspi, Batangas exit). Turn to left at the Sto. Tomas junction. Head straight down, by passing the town of Alaminos and San Pablo City Proper. Slow down upon seeing Quezon arch and turn left immediately after. Use caution when running left.
Bus lines: (Lucena routes) Lucena Lines JAC, Grand Star, Jam
- Great place for Quiet
- like this place it nature
- One of the original Hacienda Resorts
- Truly one of best places to visit in the Philippines
- A quick getaway from Manila
Villa Escudero Museum AH26 Quezon Philippines
Tips for you
A day or two in Villa Escudero is a treat to anyone who search for peace and quiet. A serene place that you will be pampered by the nice accommodation. The amenities they offer will make you think over... i like it here and will be back again.Enjoy the lunch by the waters cascading just within the vicinity. you soak you feet and at the same time feel the tasty native dishes they served.Try it and you will discover.
We availed of the daytrip for Php 1,400 per pax. This is inclusive of welcome drinks, waterfalls resto buffet lunch, museum entrance, use of the swimming pool & carabao ride.Tips:1. Waterfalls Resto- Try to beat the lunch crowd come 12 noon as it tends to get really crowded. Wear shorts as your feet will be submerged in knee-high water. Lunch consisted of grilled chicken, liempo, grilled tilapia, veggies, beef afritada and sitaw calabasa sa gata. Be ready to eat kamayan-style (with the use of your bare hands). Plastic spoon & forks are available upon request. Fresh buko is available for Php 40. Secure all electronic gadgets that aren't waterproof.2. Cultural Show- Shows are Fridays to Sundays at 2pm at the main hall. It lasts about an hour. Halo halo, mais con hielo and other cold treats are available.3. Museum- Open from 8am to 5pm. Children below 7 years old aren't permitted to go inside.
2 hrs from Manila. We bargained for transport & then paid entrance. Saved a lot. An amazing place, a little expensive for a family but worth it as lunch under a man made waterfall was included. The museum was very interesting but no photos allowed, recommend.
This attraction lives up to its expectation and more...I have a water poisoning before visiting this place and got the worse of it during Lunch time buffet...Their medical staff helped me and stayed with me most of the time that I was feeling dizzy and down...Other than that, the lunch buffet right in the shallow flowing river was excellent!!! The food and service was great!!!The cultural show after the lunch was even entertaining and its worth visiting this place again to remind us about the rich Filipino Culture and Traditions...