Start your walk from the coolest, most convenient hostel in town. Our hostel is located at the heart of Angeles City. Our locally owned hostel is a bit off the beaten track at a not so touristy part of the country. It is however, the perfect base for exploring the northern part of the Philippines! If you want a cheaper, less polluted/ congested alternative to Manila- come check out Angeles City!
What to do in Angeles? EAT!!!!! FOOOOOD!!!!!! :D
2) Pamintuan House.
Starting from Amasya Guesthouse, head towards Pamintuan Residence. This was built in the late 1880s by couple Florentino & Mancia Pamintuan. It is one of the finest “Bahay na bato” (stone house) in town.
This beautifully restored building currently houses a branch of the Philippine government bank. There are plans to convert this house into a museum & tourist information center. The whole area in front of the church will also be converted into a huge pedestrian only plaza. Make sure you visit again in the future to fully appreciate the improvements.
Some further reads: View from Pampang blog, Josel Suarez article
3) Museo ning Angeles (Angeles City museum)
Museo ning Angeles (Museum of Angeles) is a priceless asset and a vintage circa 1920. The building is a museum piece by itself, located at the prime "Santo Rosario Historic District" across the Holy Rosary Church. This edifice was constructed in 1922 and served as the Municipio del Pueblo or Town Hall until 1998. The Museum has become the venue of the city’s cultural activities be it from the private or government sector.
From the time it opened in the year 1999, it has been a beehive of activity from exhibits, art classes, concerts, venue for performances and traditional celebrations. In June 2012, the National Museum of the Philippines declared the Museo ning Angeles as an “Important Cultural Property of the Philippines,” the first cultural property to be given such a distinction.
source: DOT- Museums in Angeles, Wikipedia
4) Kapampangan Museum
**Have a bite of our favorite cheese bread at LA Bakeshop right across the main entrance of Holy Angel University (Php5.00 each).
This museum is located inside Holy Angel University. Envisioned to preserve and promote the Kapampangan cultural heritage, the Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies hopes to contribute to the total development of the Kapampangan and eventually the Filipino nation and the global community as well. It houses a research center, library and archives, museum and gallery, and a theater. The center has a presentation of Kapampangan history and culture; a Kapampangan Timeline, which gives a sweep of history from the Stone Age to the 21st century; mural maps (an ethnolinguistic map and a map of La Pampanga province in the 1700's); photomural of the known and little known landmarks and landscapes in Pampanga, and a gallery of 100 faces of commonfolk, collected from every town in the Kapampangan region, arranged according to birth from 1900 to 1999.
website: Kapampangan center
5) Holy Rosary Parish Church
Located at the intersection of Sto. Rosario and Sto. Entierro Streets, the Holy Rosary Church was constructed from 1877 to 1896 by the townspeople of Angeles by forced labor system known as "polos y servicios" imposed by the Spanish colonial government. From 1899 to 1900 the church was used by the US Army as a military hospital. In 1896 - 1898, the backyard of the church became the execution grounds to the Spanish forces in shooting down Filipino rebels and suspects. It measures 70m. long, 20m. wide and 12m. high. The dominant element of facade is the symmetry created by recessed arched windows which are in harmony with the segmented ones.
further reading: History of HRP
6) Camalig Restaurant
Built in 1840 during the Spanish period by the town's first mayor Don Ciriaco de Miranda primarily as a farm shed of light materials (and later upgraded in the early 1900s to its present form by the town's first post-colonial mayor Capitan Juan Nepomuceno), Historic Camalig Restaurant offers a taste of Filipino style pizza.
source: Camalig website
7) Nepo Mall
Right next to Camalig restaurant is the entrance to Nepo Mall. Climb up the escalators & wander around the narrow stalls of endless bargain merchandise.
**Try out the local version of ice cream flavors with coconut shavings from Coco Sorbetero at the 2nd floor of Nepo Mall (Php50 for a big bowl).
9) Street Food Center, Susie's Cuisine
If you want some more variety, head on over to the street food area. Late afternoons to evenings, all the street food vendors come out. Do try the local delicacy- balut!! (Php14) If that is not enough food for you, stop by Susie's cuisine & bring home some deserts like mochi, tibok-tibok & maja blanca.