Nueva Vizcaya Pasalubong and Livelihood Center | Things to do in Bayombong-Nueva Vizcaya
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The former seat of the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya, this two-storey historical building now houses artifacts with ethnographic, historical, and ecclesiastical importance to the province. It has a mini library, an art gallery for local artists to display their art works, and an audiovisual room that can accommodate 30 people. The museum was declared a Cultural Property Category III under Heritage Structure.
Before this church was damaged by fire in 1986 and by the 1990 earthquake, the church features the best sounding bells in the Philippines. The cathedral is a living vestige of the grandeur that was the old town. Maintaining the original 17th century Spanish style façade, the church is said to have been preserved to become the first cathedral in the province.
At 1,705 MASL, Mt. Palali was once the hunting ground of the Bugkalots, Gaddangs, and Ifugaos. This majestic mountain range offers a magnificent view of the low-lying municipalities of the province. Its diptherocarp forest contains unique flora and fauna such as bonsai forest, wild orchids, and flowers, and is historically known as the crash site of a WWII tora tora plane.
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