Urduja House | Things to do in Lingayen-Pangasinan
|Open:||Everyday, 10am - 5pm. Open on holidays.|
|Address:||Brgy. Maniboc, Lingayen, Pangasinan|
Built in 1995, this heritage site nestles the replica of the ancestral house of the Philippine’s 12th President, Fidel V. Ramos. The original house where the president was raised along with his two sisters was destroyed during World War II. The current replica of the ancestral house features a number of family mementos, from old family portraits to classic photos of the young president. The home-turned-museum also showcases paraphernalia during his post as the Philippine president, from meetings with global leaders such as the Clintons and Queen Elizabeth of London.
A fun viewing for family with kids, Veterans Park showcases actual fighter planes from World War II. The park’s main feature, however, is the Lingayen Gulf Landing Shrine, which was built in memory of the Filipino freedom fighters during the historical Gulf Landing in Lingayen. The park displays grand dioramas and art pieces that commemorate the events leading to the Gulf Landing. One of the highlights of these pieces is the replica of the oil in canvas painting entitled Spirit of ’45 by James Turnbult. It documents the heroic act of a Filipino guerilla waving an American flag, signalling that the Japanese forces had retreated and therefore Americans can safely land. Veterans Park was unveiled in 2008 by the 12th Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos.
Sison Auditorium, also called by the Pangasinenses as the Cultural Center of Pangasinan (CCP), is a frequent venue for the citywide events of Lingayen. This neo-classical auditorium showcases the Manaoag Festival, musical concerts, cultural shows, theater plays, graduation, social and major government functions, and the renowned ASNA Awards which recognizes the most outstanding Pangasinenses in specific fields. Some of the famous ASNA Awardees are Joyce Bernal, F. Sionil Jose, Jose De Venecia, and Fidel Ramos.
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Where to stay
This provincial hotel is situated on quiet Maramba Boulevard steps away from the beach, the Capitol and adjacent parks. Rooms are spacious and minimalist in style, but reasonably priced and adequately appointed: each room has A/C, cable TV, telephone/intercom, hot water, free wifi access and 24 hour room and laundry service. Floors are marble, wood and tile. The main restaurant menu selections and beverage lists are available in-room 24 hrs a day.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Maniboc, Lingayen, PangasinanGet directions