I’ve never been to a mansion that was built from way way back so I was very enthusiastic to find out what Pamintuan Mansion looked like. We rode the kalesa from Museo Ning Angeles going there.
We immediately saw this very, very big house situated on the street of Sto. Entierro. Pamintuan Mansion is now the regional clearing office of the Central Bank of the Philippines.
This place has just too much history. It’s not just an old mansion of the Pamintuans and it’s not just a regional office of the Central Bank.
As we entered the gate, I noticed the bonsai exhibit at the entrance of the mansion. I guess they acknowledge that Pamintuan Mansion has become a tourist spot and they used this chance to exhibit the wonderful bonsai plants.
The mansion is just wow! The design was so spot on. You see every part of the mansion so beautifully and perfectly designed.
I noticed tons of photographs displayed in the mansion. It showcased several photographers who took the photos. There, you’ll see the profile of each of the photographers. The pictures were taken all over Angeles City, Pampanga. I saw people, places and food featured. Soooo good! I hope in the future, I can take pictures like those.
In one of the rooms, there was this spiral staircase where we can go up to … Once at the top, we can see almost the whole Angeles City. We can truly appreciate the view. It’s a great spot to take photos of the scenery.
The Pamintuan Mansion was built around 1890 by a couple (Mariano Pamintuan & Valentina Torres) for their son, Florentino, who was a mayor of Angeles City back in 1900.
During the war between Philippines and U.S.A, the Pamintuan Mansion became the official residence of President Emilio Aguinaldo from May to July, 1899. The Mansion was also where we celebrated the first anniversary of our Philippine Independence last June 12, 1899.
I appreciate that the people actually re-enact the historic Independence day every year. Here’s an excerpt of the video that was shown to us when we visited Pamintuan Mansion.
The Pamintuan Mansion is indeed one of the historic Spots in Angeles City. It gives us the chance to reminisce what happened in our history and be in a place where important events happened.
Sto. Entierro Street, Angeles City, Philippines