Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Balay ni Tana Dicang

Most of the  Lizares from Talisay descend from Efigenio Lizares and Enrica Alunan.  They had 17 children, 4 died when they were young. This house was built in 1883 and is known as 'Balay Dako' meaning 'Big House'.

Today, it serves as a museum showcasing the life of Enrica Alunan Lizares, an haciendera and a businesswoman, who raised her 13 children.

The view of the main living room.

This is called a 'orimon'.  Tana Dicang sits here and is carried by 4 men when she goes to her hacienda.

Tana Dicang had a peeping hole on the floor for her to be able to see how her workers are doing.

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  1. Dear Viaje Negrense:

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