Wallowing in History at the Bernardino Jalandoni Museum

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Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay City

The Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, also locally known as the “Pink House” because of it’s pink exterior, is formerly the residence of Don Bernardino Jalandoni and Doña Ysabel Lopez Ledesma in the 1900s.

It was my last stop in Silay. I’ll blog about everything in between next. For now, let me give you a quick tour inside.

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Here are photographs of some of the ancestral houses in Silay, including the Bernardino Jalandoni Museum/House and Balay Negrense. There are 31 of them, but I only saw a few because I was just randomly walking around without a map. lol

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

This is just a portion of the doll collection in the museum. They’re wearing custom-made traditional Filipino-themed outfits. How cool is that?

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

This crate/chest served as their “refrigerator” back then when there was no electricity. They used to fill it with imported ice and stored their food in it. Basically, it works like our modern-day coolers.

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Jalandoni Ancestral House (Pink House), Silay Ci

Meet the original owners of the house, the Jalandoni family. For me, this was less creepy than Balay Negrense. Maybe because I had a tour guide with me. Although she had a strict face and didn’t seem very friendly, at least she didn’t leave me alone! Hahaha.

By the way, I only realized that I didn’t get to take a picture of the museum’s exterior when I was already on my way home! Haha. I was probably distracted by the heat of the sun as it was around high noon at the time.

The Bernardino Jalandoni Museum should definitely be on your list when you visit Silay City. With an entrance fee of only P60, you get to wallow in the rich history that it holds. 🙂

xo Faith Mari

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