Pinagrealan Cave is located in Norzagaray, Bulacan. This major cave in Norzagaray is a natural refuge used by Filipinos during the struggle against Spain and the Americans and during the last world war. Floral species observed on the hills encompassing the cave are limited to shrubs, vines, cogon and some types of plants that thrive on limestone with very thin soil substrate.
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unidentified birds are noted flying over the loose canopies of the thicket. Inside the cave, which averages about 4 meters by 2.5 meters in height and width, is a quite and crystal-clear stream which extends to some 200 meters to a point where the ill-equipped team can no longer penetrate due to deep water. Fauna observed include shrimps, biya, and bivalves.
Sounds of nocturnal bats, which are few as characterized by unnoticeable guano excretes, are also heard. Stalactites and stalagmites abound after passing through two passages 10 meters from the portal, which converges some 20 meters to the underground stream. Numerous sinkholes, columns, uneven vertical fractures, domes, flow stones and fossilized flora and fauna are embedded in the limy sand-stones that form some parts of the cave wall.
This subterranean network of caverns was the site of secret meetings of the Filipino revolutionary forces during the war against Spain in 1896. The Katipunero Revolutionaries during the war against Spain used it as a camp in 1896 and again during the Filipino-American War in 1898 as hideout of General Emilio Aguinaldo the First President of the Philippines.
Peripheral areas are covered with privately owned properties and two mining lease contracts. The area is only used for mass tourism with the presence of circular sinkholes that serves as swimming pools for the visiting public. The northern portion is a good site for spelunking for both novice and expert cave enthusiasts.
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Bulacan is just like an hour drive from Pampanga so we decided to have a day tour of the city.
Originally we planed hiking going to Lioness Back and Rhino Rocks of Norzagaray, Bulacan however locals told us that the area was closed already due to some accident that was happened back then. Since there is a nearby tourist spot we decided to go there.
Pinagrealan Cave is located in a private property , they have a mini resort where visitors can used their toilet and bath room for free.
The spelunking started in a dark tunnel passage, you are requires to have a head ...
Pinagrealan Cave or Kweba ng Pinagrealan ay unang tinawag na Kweba ng Minuyan na matatagpuan sa paanan ng Bundok ng Sierra Madre na sakop ng Norzagaray, Bulacan. Ito ay ginawang Kampamento ng mga Rebolusyunaryong Pilipino, sa pangunguna ni Heneral Sinforoso dela Cruz. Ito ay naging pangunahing kuta at tanggulan ng mga manghihimagsik nang taong 1896-1897.
Sa kwebang ito nanirahan ang hukbong rebolusyunaryo ni Heneral Emilio Aguinaldo at Heneral Pio del Pilar. Nagkaroon ng iba't-ibang labanan sa labas at palibot ng kweba. Sa loob ng kweba matatagpuan ang ginawang bahay ni Heneral Aguinaldo sa ...
Bulacan is a province in the Philippines known mostly for its old churches, heritage sites and heroes. Though it's home to some historic caves, it isn't really considered a top destination for adventure-seekers. So last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself driving through forested mountain roads and twisties with scenic views of lakes and rivers.
Bulacan is just roughly 50 km North of Metro Manila, but despite its proximity, I haven't really had a chance to explore it by motorcycle. Getting here from Quezon City requires driving through Commonwealth Avenue, dubbed the "killer ...
Pagkatapos ng aming buwis buhay na karanasan sa Lioness Rock Formation, isinunod naman namin ang makasay-sayang kweba ng Pinagrealan na matatapuan sa Brgy. Minuyan, Norzagaray, Bulacan, ilang minutong byahe sakay sa isang traysikel mula sa Rutonda ng Brgy. Bigte.
Ang Kweba ng Pinagrealan ay unang tinawag na Kweba ng Minuyan na matatagpuan sa paanan ng Bundok ng Sierra Madre na sakop ng Norzagaray, Bulacan. Ito ay ginawang Kampamento ng mga Rebolusyunaryong Pilipino, sa pangunguna ni Heneral Sinforoso dela Cruz. Ito ay naging pangunahing kuta at tanggulan ng mga manghihimagsik nang taong 189 ...
It is more fun in Bulacan.
The Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office and the Provincial Public Affairs Office in Bulacan government conducted last Sunday the soft-launching of "Lalawigan Ko, Kikilalanin Ko Program," a prearranged tour to various must-see destinations in the province.
The pilot tour took participants to this mountain town, together with the members of the Association of Tourism Officers of Bulacan (ATOB), the Bulacan Association of Travel Agencies (BATA), Larawang Bulakenyo Competition contestants, and some Bulacan-based media practitioners.
Among the de ...
A visit to Pinagrealan Cave in Norzagaray, Bulacan.