Cavite's 13 Martyrs Monument (Bantayog ng Labintatlong Martir ng Kabite) | Things to do in Trece Martires-Cavite

Cavite's 13 Martyrs Monument | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Cavite's 13 Martyrs Monument | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Cavite's 13 Martyrs Monument | Photo by Jay Ermitaño
If Jose Rizal is the heroic icon of the Philippines, the 13 Martyrs are the heroic icons of Cavite Province. Comprised of members of the Katipunan, Freemasonry, sons of wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and learned individuals, Cavite's 13 martyrs conspired with the secret society of the Katipunan against Spain in 1896. When Spanish authorities learned about their ploy, the 13 Caviteños were imprisoned and later taken to Plaza de Armas in Cavite City. There they were forced to fall on their knees, blindfolded, and then shot from behind. The capital of Cavite back then was renamed in their memory, while the capital's 13 barangays were renamed after each martyr. The 13 Martyrs Monument, also known as Bantayog ng Labintatlong Martir ng Kabite, now stands in the city proper of Trece Martires as a reminder of the lives these martyrs paid for the liberty Filipinos have today.
Open: Everyday, open 24 hours.
Address: Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires, Cavite
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

GBR Museum
5.64 km away

GBR Museum features a visual narrative of Philippine history with its extensive collection of more than 3,000 original photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The defining piece is a photo of Dr. Jose Rizal's execution in Bagumbayan. Three of the five galleries contain landscape photos of Intramuros and other prominent pueblos in the 1800s; war photographs from the Spanish, American, and Japanese periods; and portraits of Filipino political leaders, indigenous peoples, and ordinary folks. Most of them are works of British photographer Albert Honiss and Spanish war correspondent Manuel Arias y Rodriguez. The two other galleries are about aviation history and development told through paintings and aircraft scale models. Located within the 180-hectare Gateway Business Park, the museum was named after its founder Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes Jr., an industrialist and great grandson of a member of the 1872 Cavite Mutiny.

Gentri's Best
6.02 km away

Gentri's Best is a local producer of kasilyo, the native kesong puti (white cheese) of Cavite made from carabao's milk. Best served with pandesal and coffee, kasilyo has a soft, smooth texture with hints of sour and salty flavors.
Each palm-sized, round piece is handmade. Milk, mixed with vinegar, is boiled and stirred until it thickens. The congealed mixture is then shaped into a ball and soaked in brine until it's ready for packaging. Gentri's Best also makes another variety of kesong puti with no vinegar, which gives it a milder taste. Their other products include fresh milk, yoghurt, ice cream, and pastillas de leche.
Established as a cooperative in 2005, Gentri's Best operates a medium scale processing center and collects a daily average of 250 liters of carabao's milk from local raisers. Their products are sold in their own store in General Trias and distributed through Mr. Moo's dairy stores.

Indang's Kalamay
8.73 km away

Kalamay is a cheap and delicious Filipino delicacy, Indang's One Town One Product (OTOP). Sold in a stall beside the town hall and across Indang Church, kalamay is made of grated coconut meat, coconut milk, sugar, and glutinous rice. The mixture is cooked for two to three hours in a large cauldron over an open fire. Balled into small pieces and then flattened, the result is a chewy and sticky coconut dessert that is surprisingly tastier than how it looks. Other versions of kalamay are available in Baguio, Iloilo, Bohol, and Mindoro.

Things to do nearby

The Perfect Tagaytay Weekend Escape
Local sightseeing
4.02 km away

From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.  

Kalayaan at Kagitingan Trail
Local sightseeing
4.02 km away

Get to know the brave heroes and visit the most historical landmarks of Cavite at Kagitingan Trail! You'll get to stand where Philippines' founding fathers debated the country's future and check out the traces of Filipino history in museums and heritage churches. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

History, Heroism and Leisure Cavite Tour
Local sightseeing
4.02 km away


Where to stay

The Bayleaf Cavite
Hotels and homes
5.19 km away

Located roughly 38 km south of Manila, The Bayleaf Cavite is the first of its kind in the area. With a total of 148 guest rooms and suites, the hotel is configured to accommodate room requirements from a single bed to as many as four beds per room. 

Designed for both business, socials and leisure, the property boast of an elegant, high ceiling ballrom, 4 Meeting Rooms with direct access to the deck in the garden, an exclusive VIP Meeting Lounge and a Boardroom.

An All Day Dining Cafe, an Entertainment Center, a skylit Atrium Lounge, an outdoor wedding park and a pool bar complements the hotel’s services.

The 45–meter long, free form swimming pool adds a special touch to the hotel’s vibrant atmosphere.

Aquamira Hotel & Resort Inc.
Hotels and homes
6.28 km away

Welcome to Aquamira Resort!

Located inside the 600-hectare Saddle & Clubs Leisure Park in Tanza Cavite is the Aqua Mira Resort, which offers the resort life you have always dreamed of. Here, Aqua Mira Resort is a villa – surrounded by the clear and calming view of water – and turn this into a second home.

At the same time, one can readily enjoy the resort’s top-of-the-line amenities that make for the perfect recreation, relaxation, rejuvenation and entertainment.

Each opens to a sweeping view of the pool. It is built around a water park.

Candi Dasa Resort
Hotels and homes
10.13 km away

Candi Dasa Resort is a relaxing getaway situated in Brgy. Santol, Tanza, Cavite which is about an hour and a half drive from Manila via Coastal Road and Cavitex. Surrounded by nature, its laidback and serene ambiance allows the guests to relax and unwind from the pressure of life's daily routine and activities. Swimming in the adult and kiddie pool is irresistible especially at night with the color-changing lights. Several amenities such as videoke and playground are also provided for more enjoyment. So come visit us and we guarantee that you'll have a great time.

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Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires, Cavite

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