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Sorsogon - A Stopover at Juban's Old Houses


I think by now, you already know that I love visiting old structures, specifically heritage houses. So when I researched on the net on the things to see in Sorsogon, I found out that there are some old houses still standing in the town of Juban (pronouced as Hu-ban). I am so delighted to know that I would be able to visit them as they are just along my planned route.


After a rejuvenating swim at the hot spring resorts in Irosin, I took a jeepney bound for Sorsogon City as it will pass by the town of Juban. Travel time is about 20 minutes and fare is 20 pesos.


I alighted at the town proper and asked around where I could see the old houses built during the Spanish occupation. Good thing that the locals are very helpful and directed me to just walk along the main road and I found them! ^_^


The houses are grand. They are the usual bahay na bato where the gound floor is made of concrete while the second floor are made of wood. The houses still have its huge sliding windows made of capiz shells and carved wooden balustrades.


HOW TO GET THERE
From Sorsogon City, take a jeepney bound for Juban or Irosin. You can find the old houses lined up as you enter the town proper. Travel time is about 20-30 minutes, fare is around 20 pesos.


This is part of my solo adventure in Sorsogon that happened last October 21-23, 2011. Sorsogon is the 43rd province on my list. It's my 12th solo trip and marks my 4th time to set foot on Bicol Region (Region 5). Join me as I discover the different sights I saw, places I've conquered and activities I did in this southernmost province of Luzon.
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22 comments :

  1. great old houses! i saw also similar old houses sa Oroquieta City. hehe.

    Thanks for this Mervz

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    1. thanks Doc Wendz! Sayang nga di ako nakapunta ng Oroquieta when I was in Oazamiz... maybe next time... thanks po.. :)

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  2. Going back to the old times :)
    Good thing they still preserve this kind of houses!

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    1. oh yes! hope they continue to take good care of them... thanks Reydan! :)

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  3. i salute u for documenting the old houses that you get to see as you travel. i hope our gov't gives importance to these houses, a lot of them are not really well-maintained. great photos, by the way :)

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    1. salamat Gladys! I really love seeing old structures... :)

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  4. Hay Pinoy Adventurista! I love these! Just like in Taal but the old houses in Juban have a different architecture I may say..

    I love it! :-)

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    1. oh yeah... pumunta din ako dun last year... super nice noh? thanks Paula! :)

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  5. I love old houses! I just remember my recent Taal Heritage town tour....but the houses in Juban are slightly different. Nonetheless they are really magnificent. I sincerely hope that these will be preserved for the next generations to come...:-)

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    1. wow! good to meet someone who also love heritage houses.. thanks po... :)

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  6. I love heritage houses! I captured some in Surigao and of course Vigan. I will post soon! Thanks for this Mervz!

    Keep the trails,
    Dave
    http://www.trailsandlifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. can't wait to see them... i haven't been to Surigao... sana soon! thanks Dave! :)

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  7. I am wondering where did you go next? I am hoping you visited my hometown too (so close to this place). I will be waiting for your next post. hehehe

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    1. after Juban, I went back to Sorosogon City... then had a city tour the following day... thanks po... i've already posted it... :)

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  8. Old times indeed ang dating! These houses always catch my attention. One can really feel the spanish presence when seeing old churches and houses

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  9. It's nice na may mga heritage houses din pala sa sorsogon para naman mas madami reason pumunta jan aside sa whale sharks of course

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  10. mervs, these are wonderful houses! i should visit this place too :)

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  11. We're planning to go to St. Anthony de Padua in Juban Sorsogon and visit this old house also, pero di namin alam kung paano. Manggaling kami sa Manila. Maybe you could help us.

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  12. We're planning to go to St. Anthony de Padua in Juban Sorsogon and visit this old house also pero di namin alam ung papaano pumunta jan. Manggagaling kami sa Manila. Hope you could help us.

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    1. kindly check this ma'am... http://www.pinoyadventurista.com/2012/02/travel-guide-sorsogon.html

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  13. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of these houses. I would like to ask permission to use one of your pictures on my blog. Looking forward to your reply,

    Ken

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