Señor Tesoro Shrine | Things to do in Calasiao-Pangasinan
|Open:||8:00 - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday|
|Address:||Poblacion, Calasiao, Pangasinan|
|Fee:||Open to the public|
As Calasiao is the “Puto” or Rice Cake Capital of the Philippines, the town’s Puto Market is a key stopover site to tasting and bringing home this local delicacy. Located across the municipal hall, the puto market comprise of numerous stalls selling local puto products and other delicacies. The rice cakes come in countless shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. This area of the town is also home to Calasiao’s annual Puto Festival, held every December. Other than parades and street dances, the festival highlights the greatest puto-makers in town competing for the award of the best puto-based art masterpiece.
Built in 1588, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish is the second oldest church in Pangasinan. This Roman Catholic Church has been named National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines as well as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The church was built from 17th to 19th centuries by the Dominicans, and is famous for its the well-preserved bell tower as well as its prized original retablos. Following the architecture of Baroque design, the church also features intricately painted ceilings, a majestic dome, and a magnificent carved exterior.
Did you know that the film Lord of the Rings acquired its large supply of swords from this factory? The fine metal pieces of swords are mastercrafted in Barangay Pandayan in Calasiao. It’s one of the finest pandayan factories in the Philippines, founded by former Professor Bernardo Roa in the 1970’s with a vision to provide jobs to people of his hometown. Touring this facility, visitors will see, among other things, how each sword is made by a group of three blacksmiths, alternately pounding on the heated sword in perfect timing and harmony. Today, the factory produces kitchen knives and about 100 “pandayan” or swords per day.
Where to stay
Lenox hotel is a luxurious facility designed to meet your corporate requirements for both quality service and first class amenities. Being in the center of the city, our hotel ensures accessibility and convenience to every guest traveling for business or pleasure.
Similarly, Lenox Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Dagupan’s two major thoroughfares which play host to fabulous annual events and happenings.
Our hotel is equipped with the most modern facilities and amenities to complement our sophisticated interiors and impressive architecture. Enjoy the comfort of our 34 elegantly designed guest rooms, the convenience of our Business Center, and the grandeur of our social halls. Fully equipped function rooms are also available for conferences, small group meetings and seminars.
Savor the succulent taste of our authentic oriental cuisines at Café Feliz, which also serves the best Filipino and Continental dishes in town. Or perk up your day (or night!) with our own coffee concoctions guaranteed to satisfy your every cravings.
To top it off, our highly trained staffs are committed to provide excellent service, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction every time you visit us. Lenox Hotel strives to meet all your requirements and to become your destination of choice whenever you are in this part of Luzon.
Just imagine a place where you can indulge in luxury accommodation, while closing business deals. This is us! Lenox Hotel, a haven right in the center of everything.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Bayambang, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
Poblacion, Calasiao, PangasinanGet directions