Posted by March 6, 2009on
The very first tourist destination i got to visit when we went to Bohol recently was the Clarin Ancestral House in the town of Loay Bohol. it is around 18 kilometers away from Bohol’s capital city, Tagbilaran.
The Clarin house is a typical Filipino-Spanish Bahay na Bato. Where the ground floor is normally used as a staorge roon and the living area is at the second level of the house. The ground level is made of stone while the upper half of the house is made of hard wood.
Just like the other bahay na bato, the Clarin House in Bohol also used Capiz Shells in its windows.
The house has now been converted into a museum which houses several antique furnitures and memorabilia owned by the Clarin Family.
The ground floor has now been converted into a small cafe where tourist can take a quick snack. The cafe is known as Cafe Olegario, named after the Clarin patriarch Olegario, Sr. who was once the governor of Bohol.
We were so lucky that Mr. Olegario Clarin Jr. was there to tour us around the house during our visit. the younger Olegario was the former mayor of the town of Loay, Bohol.
Our short trip to the Clarin house is part of our Honda City Drive Test itinerary. More about the drive test soon. Many thanks to Honda Philippines!
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