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
Located at McArthur Highway, Barangay San Miguel, Calasiao, Pangasinan, this hotel 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.
Hotel Le Duc is more than just a home away from home. With its perfect location, guests can explore Dagupan City's trendy cafes and restaurants that are a stone's throw away from the hotel. Since it is at the heart of the city, shopping malls, hospitals, schools and offices are within reach.It also houses an elegant and fully equipped function hall located on the hotel's top floor. This is the ideal place for seminars, conferences and parties and can accommodate up to 300 people at a single event.Â At night, it treats the guests to a breath-taking Dagupan City skyline, truly a feast for the eyes!
Getting there and around
Poblacion, Calasiao, PangasinanGet directions