Aguinaldo Shrine



The Aguinaldo Shrine is a National Shrine of the Philippines located in Kawit, Cavite in the Philippines, where the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain was declared on June 12, 1898. To commemorate the event, now known as Araw ng Kalayaan or Independence Day, a national holiday, the Philippine flag is raised here by top government officials on June 12 each year. 

The Emilio Aguinaldo House in Kawit, Cavite is the site of the proclamation of Philippine independence. It was the residence of the first President of the Philippine Republic. Today, it is maintained by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines as a museum in honor of President Aguinaldo.

Located near the Tirona Highway and just beside the river, the Aguinaldo Park was developed in front of the mansion as part of the 1998 Philippine Centennial celebration. The park has a long promenade, a small plaza and a wide space that were later on dedicated to food stalls. The park’s prominent feature is the bronze statue of Aguinaldo on a horseback standing on a black marble pedestal. At its either side are marble walls, written on it is the Act of Proclamation of Independence of the Filipino People in Spanish and English, together with the signatures of prominent cabinet members during that time.

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