Juan Luna Shrine

Note: Overdue post

Before we went to Vigan, after our trip to Ilocos Norte, we decided that we had to make sure we stop over Juan Luna’s house in Badoc, Ilocos Norte. The friends we met in Laoag highly recommended we see the house of Luna. So we did. We guessed that since this was on the way to Vigan, it wouldn’t hurt if we make a side trip. But little did we know what was in store for us in Badoc.

On our way to Luna’s residence, we passed by the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum in Batac and we were relieved we chose Luna’s place over the mausoleum since the place was packed.

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I think it was an hour or so before we finally reached our destination. Dropping off at their main road, we had to hike 50-meters to get to the house. The unimaginable happened. The museum was closed! Waaaaaaaaaaa

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They are closed on Mondays. Logic tells us that maybe it was the house keeper’s time to rest since they open on Sundays…i dunno. That’s just our guess. We were not prepared for this. Although we couldn’t get in the main house, we didn’t waste our time in sulking about our misfortune and instead took pictures of the house and the statue of the painter.

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Juan Luna was a Filipino painter in the late 19th century. The Spoliarium, his most famous piece won him a gold prize at the 1884 Madrid Exposition.

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…Heading for Vigan now…the final leg of our Extreme North Adventure.

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Comments

  1. Hi, & good day to you, Doi.

    Juan Luna is of Spanish descendant or a Filipino? Even the museum has a really heavy Spanish influence in the build. Sorry to hear that the museum was closed for you & your bro that day. I really dislike it when such things happen to me too. Lol.

    By the way, I just posted a new batch of voyage articles & a Forbidden City Palace Museum Historical Artifacts Part I slide show on my blog at http://voyage.aimvotal.com/

    I hope that you may want to take a look at them. Please do leave a comment or two to help me improve my blog. Thanks in advance. Keep in touch.

    Abasster

    Abas’s last blog post..Historical Artifacts Part I in Palace Museum on AC

  2. Cecile madelyne david says

    Dear doi….
    Hi we are headed for e north on new year’s….if not for your pics i wouldn’t have known that the juan luna shrine would be closed on mondays…thanks for the info…we will try to go there on friday then….
    Thank you very much!

    • no worries cecile. am glad to provide you the most essential info you needed 😉 hope you had a great time on your trip!

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