Casa de Segunda
Inspired by Sir Christian l Lakad Pilipinas' blog posts of Historical Houses from his Taal series, we also went on a trip to this house called Casa de Segunda (named after Segunda Solis Katigbak) in Lipa, Batangas. Like Pinto Art Museum, we had to ring a bell to let the homeowners know we're outside. We paid a minimum amount of 20php to tour the place. :p
National Historical Institute Marker
Casa de Segunda Katigbak was the ancestral house of the reputed first love of our National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The Katigbaks was a prominent family in Batangas, the house is located at 198 Calle Rizal, Lipa City, Batangas. At present, the house was transformed by Didi Dimayuga, a great granddaughter of Katigbak into a museum. The casa was declared by the National Historical Commission as a heritage house for having harbored generations of artists, poets, and persons of learning and distinction. - from WikiPilipinas
Zaguan = silong
On the first floor, framed photos of the Luz - Katigbak family are displayed as well as a bust of Manuel Luz, photo albums, native fans and a compilation of stories of the family. It felt cold inside the house even if it was really hot and sunny outside.
This two-storey ancestral house is a typical "bahay na bato", which reminds of the country's past history. On the left side of the house is a dining area with a long wooden table. The door at the end leads to the dirty kitchen.