Palawan Heritage Center | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan

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This is an interactive museum where visitors are given guided tours about the rich culture, heritage, and biodiversity of Palawan. The museum is approximately the size of a basketball court, whose sections highlight local fine arts, hologram and dioramas of indigenous tribes, and essential archaeological finds in the Palawan archipelago. The tour begins with a short video of existing cavemen isolated in the mountains. The rest of the tour puts the spotlight on the Tabon skull cap, the Manunggul Jar, the Tagbanua Tribe, and the South Sea Pearl, as Palawan is known as the best producer of that highly precious pearl.
Open: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Address: Legislative Bldg., Fernandez St., Brgy. Tanglaw, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Fee: P50/adult, P30/senior, P20/student
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Nearby attractions

Princesa Eulalia Park
0.77 km away

Across the road adjacent to Rizal Park, near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral is Princess Eulalia Park where Don Jose Sostao, head of the colonizing expedition, read the decree of the Foundation of Puerto Princesa on March 4, 1872. The monument of a princess serves as a marker of the event. The park was titled after the same Spanish princess to whom Puerto Princesa was also named after.

Mendoza Park
0.77 km away

Named after Dr. Higinio Mendoza, the war hero of Palawan. His resistance to Japanese control led to his execution on January 24, 1944 at Canigaran Beach. His remains together with several unknown soldiers were interred into the memorial constructed at the far end of the park along H. Mendoza Street (also named after the Late hero). Situated within the city proper, the park is framed by beautiful Palawan Cherry Blossoms and age-old acacia trees and landscaped with ornamental plants. On the south side of the park is a Tabuan square where one can buy souvenir and novelty items. To get there, one can take a tricycle or multicab plying the Rizal Avenue route.

Palawan Museum
0.77 km away

Tucked right in the center of Puerto Princesa City beside the old city hall, the Palawan Museum provides a good introduction as to why Palawan is truly a cultural and natural powerhouse. Some of the highlights of the museum are the replicas of the province's three National Cultural Treasures: the Manunggul Jar, the Tabon Man skullcap, and the Leta-leta yawning jarlet. The second floor showcases the various indigenous groups of the province and their material cultural artifacts. These groups include the Palaw'an, Tagbanua, and Tao't Bato, among others. The museum also features the richness of Palawan's biodiversity by putting on display hundreds of different shells, and taxidermized endemic animals such as the Palawan pangolin.

Things to do nearby

Wild Expeditions in Palawan
Local sightseeing
0.96 km away

WILD Expeditions in Palawan is a local tour operator that specializes in nature-themed activities from simple trekking tour to more complex expeditions trips and wildlife documentaries including birdwatching, marine mammals search, herpwatch, wildlife photography (macro, birds, mammals, etc.), remote wildlife expedition trips and more.

Exploring Puerto Princesa from Dawn 'til Dusk
Local sightseeing
14.08 km away

Dedicate a day experiencing rich Palaweño culture, and enjoy a hearty lunch in the middle. This full-day Puerto Princesa tour will bring you to several landmark Palawan museums, the biggest and oldest Catholic Church in the city, and the enchanting Butterfly Garden and Tribal Village. 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!

Where to stay

Amor's Place
Hotels and homes
0.16 km away

Strategically located at Puerto Princesa City, Amor's Place is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Alphas Place Bed and Breakfast

Alpha’s Place is a new built pension house to provide affordable accommodation within the heart of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. We boast on our clean, comfy and spacious rooms. It is a 5 minutes driving distance away from the airport and very accessible to churches, fast food chains, restaurants and shopping areas.

La Charica Inn and Suites
Hotels and homes
0.53 km away

The La Chari’ca Inn and Suites is a four-storey hotel/inn conveniently located in uptown city, 5 minutes away from the airport, 2 minutes away to the NCCC Mall, SM & other commercial establishments. Our physical structure is artistically constructed highlighting Filipino and Palaweño culture, with its unique interior lobby as a contemporary work of art using stone murals as its object , inspired and conceptualized by the owner herself. It is tucked in a quiet and peaceful vicinity, making guests’ stay awe-inspiring and relaxing, a perfect base for business or leisure. Our staffs also arrange your preferred tours, corporate or private events, catering needs offering our promptly personalized services to ensure your satisfaction. We also have function halls equipped with complete audio-visual facilities. La Chari’ca Garden Restaurant offers a beautiful place for relaxation, great place to have a quiet breakfast or afternoon coffee or hang out at night with peers and family.

Getting there and around

Legislative Bldg., Fernandez St., Brgy. Tanglaw, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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