Audio tour

Audio tourAngeles City Historic District Walking Tour

Only in English

2 sights

  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Angeles City, and welcome to Anthroonfoot's debut walking tour!

    You must be here today as part of your food trip which is no surprise, Pampanga being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Or you must be on business, with Clark just a stone's throw away from this historic district. Whatever your reason is, we are thankful that you've dropped by in this quaint part of town.

    Angeles City is the economic epicenter of Pampanga, with industries that range from agriculture and trades to infrastructure and telecommunications. It is no surprise as to why businesses thrive street after street, with the most innovative ones pushing beyond this small town.

    Prior to the city we know of today, the aetas, an indigenous group in the Philippines, once had this area as their ancestral domain. It still is however, they are continuously forced out of the fringes first by the Spanish, then the Americans, the Japanese, then finally their fellow Filipinos. You may come across them as you walk along the city, with their distinctive curly hair, dark complexion, and short stature.

    The aetas named this part of their domain “Culiat” after the woody vine native to this area. It was eventually turned into an agricultural settlement once the Spanish colonizers seized the lands from its indigenous owners. Culiat was then renamed “El Pueblo de los Angeles” which translates to “The Town of Angels,” after the area’s patrons Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda, the founder of this city, and “Los Santos Angeles Custodios” which translates to “The Holy Guardian Angels.” Nomenclature during this period was religious in nature, with Spain in use of the Catholic cross for their “benevolent” assimilation.

    This walking tour focuses on the Santo Rosario Historic District, the oldest square in Angeles City. Here you will find the city founder’s ancestral home, the city’s oldest houses, the church, granary, and the main river tributary. This historic district is built in a plaza fashion, with all important infrastructures concentrated in one square. The city’s most affluent and influential citizens live inside this plaza, while the working class all live outside.

    Today, with the Philippines finally a self-governing state after hundreds of years of being subjected to the Spanish, American, and Japanese rule, Santo Rosario Historic District has torn down its obnoxious walls. It now welcomes its doors to all local and foreign visitors, entrepreneurs, workers, and students. This being a common area today is just one of the many things we must be thankful for now that we are free.

  3. 1 Holy Rosary Parish
  4. 2 Museo Ning Angeles
  5. 3 Pamintuan Mansion
  6. 4 Angeles City Library
  7. 5 Bale Matua
  8. 6 Camalig Restaurant
  9. 7 Nepo Mart Complex
  10. 8 Holy Angel University's Kapampangan Studies Center
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Welcome to Angeles City, and welcome to Anthroonfoot's debut walking tour!

    You must be here today as part of your food trip which is no surprise, Pampanga being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Or you must be on business, with Clark just a stone's throw away from this historic district. Whatever your reason is, we are thankful that you've dropped by in this quaint part of town.

    Angeles City is the economic epicenter of Pampanga, with industries that range from agriculture and trades to infrastructure and telecommunications. It is no surprise as to why businesses thrive street after street, with the most innovative ones pushing beyond this small town.

    Prior to the city we know of today, the aetas, an indigenous group in the Philippines, once had this area as their ancestral domain. It still is however, they are continuously forced out of the fringes first by the Spanish, then the Americans, the Japanese, then finally their fellow Filipinos. You may come across them as you walk along the city, with their distinctive curly hair, dark complexion, and short stature.

    The aetas named this part of their domain “Culiat” after the woody vine native to this area. It was eventually turned into an agricultural settlement once the Spanish colonizers seized the lands from its indigenous owners. Culiat was then renamed “El Pueblo de los Angeles” which translates to “The Town of Angels,” after the area’s patrons Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda, the founder of this city, and “Los Santos Angeles Custodios” which translates to “The Holy Guardian Angels.” Nomenclature during this period was religious in nature, with Spain in use of the Catholic cross for their “benevolent” assimilation.

    This walking tour focuses on the Santo Rosario Historic District, the oldest square in Angeles City. Here you will find the city founder’s ancestral home, the city’s oldest houses, the church, granary, and the main river tributary. This historic district is built in a plaza fashion, with all important infrastructures concentrated in one square. The city’s most affluent and influential citizens live inside this plaza, while the working class all live outside.

    Today, with the Philippines finally a self-governing state after hundreds of years of being subjected to the Spanish, American, and Japanese rule, Santo Rosario Historic District has torn down its obnoxious walls. It now welcomes its doors to all local and foreign visitors, entrepreneurs, workers, and students. This being a common area today is just one of the many things we must be thankful for now that we are free.

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