Vering's House of Bocayo | Things to do in Lingayen-Pangasinan
|Open:||Open everyday, 8am - 5pm. Open on holidays.|
|Address:||-, Lingayen, Pangasinan|
|Fee:||Open to the public|
Donated to the Pangasinan Government by the descendants of Antonio Bengson and Soterana Yuson, this ancestral house is Lingayen’s oldest standing residential house that was easily converted into a heritage museum. The house depicts the Spanish architecture of a typical 18th century Filipino home. It showcases classic furniture pieces, kitchen utensils, and other home paraphernalia used during the Spanish regime. The museum also displays various Filipiniana dresses, family portraits of the Bengson-Yuson families, and grand art pieces by renowned artist Romeo MananQuil, the man behind the designs of P1,000 and P20 bills, and the endemic tamaraw in the old Philippine peso coin.
Designed by Ralph Harrington Doane, Pangasinan’s Capitol Building is of neo-classical architectural design and is considered as one of the Architectural Treasures of the Philippines by the National Commission for Culture and Arts. The construction of the original building began in 1917, was completed in 1918, and was inaugurated in 1919. It was damaged during World War II and was reconstructed in 1949 under the term of Governor Enrique Braganza. In 2007, during the term of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., the building was renovated as the initial part of the governor’s project, “dawning of the golden era” of the province.
Aguedo Agbayani Park looks like a mini version of Luneta Park with a lot of trees and benches designed for anyone who's looking for a peace of mind. It is situated just across the Capitol Building and is the good place to unwind right after a tour of the city. The park was named after Pangasinan's longest serving Governor, Aguedo F. Agbayani.
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Where to stay
Immerse yourself in the real local experience when you book at this transient home located at Lingayen, Pangasinan. The place is simple and equipped with the basic comforts you need. Staying at this local home will give you a glimpse to everyday Pangalatok life.
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
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