Tagaytay City has been our go-to place when we want to get a quick weekend getaway. However, when traffic becomes unbearable, Silang Cavite is our best alternative. Anyway, It shares the same cool climate as Tagaytay and, it is also rich in natural as well as cultural sites.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway in Silang Cavite, check out these top tourist spots that you can explore in one day.
1. Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church
If you are fascinated with ancient structures, this church in Silang, Cavite is definitely a must-visit. One of the oldest churches in the Philippines as it was established as a parish on February 3, 1595.
The church architecture and its three 300-year-old altarpieces will bring you back to the Spanish Colonial period. As a contributor to our history, it was declared as National Cultural Treasures by the National Museum of the Philippines on February 3, 2017.
These 16th-century antique woodwork altarpieces are magnificent and, every carved image of saints is outstanding. The main altarpiece depicts the life of Jesus based on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
- Location: JP Rizal St. , Silang, Cavite
- FB page: Our Lady of Candelaria
2. Gourmet Farm, Inc.
Now that outdoor dining is an option for most of us during this pandemic, Gourmet Farm can be the best choice. It offers alfresco garden seating while having a farm-to-table eating experience. The open-spaced area with beautiful lush greens and blossoms promotes a relaxing ambiance.
Aside from its famous rustic salad with freshly made dressing, Pasta and Pizza are also a must-try.
They even use fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, dill, rosemary, and oregano as a centerpiece. The herb centerpiece adds to the aroma of what we are eating.
- Location: KM 52, Aguinaldo Highway, Lalaan 2, Silang Cavite
- FB page: GourmetFarmsPh
3. Cafe Agapita
Although its location is not visible along the highway and requires a little effort to pass through a secondary road, this cafe in Silang is worth visiting because of its chic interiors and heirloom recipes. This cozy place offers a photo-worthy indoor and outdoor dining experience.
Cafe Agapita is a family-run business that offers freshly brewed local coffee and homemade baked goodies, burgers, sandwiches, and kinds of pasta.
- Location: 11 Kapitan Sayas St., Sabutan, Silang Cavite
- FB Page: CafeAgapita
4. Acienda Designer Outlet
If you are heading over to Tagaytay and you are the type who’s always on the lookout for huge discounts offered by designer brands, you must drop by at the Acienda Designer Outlet in Silang Cavite. Discounts are offered up to 80 percent every day, all year round.
The mall is spacious with stylish interiors that shoppers can take selfies for their social media posts.
- Location: KM 48 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway cor Balubad 1, Lalaan I, Silang Cavite
- FB page: Acienda Designer Outlet
6. Salakot Cafe
The newest attraction in town is the Salakot Cafe where it features outdoor dining in traditional nipa huts. Guests have the option to select a Kubo where they can have their private space and enjoy their meal.
They serve authentic Filipino cuisine that will satisfy your cravings. We tried their Green Salad, Camote Fries, Pan Fried Tanigue with Java Rice. The food taste good and reasonably priced.
- Location: km47 Aguinaldo Highway Lalaan 1st, Silang Cavite
- FB Page: SalakotCafe
7. Divine Mercy Parish Church
If you are looking for a serene place for worship, I recommend this Catholic church located in Biluso, Silang Cavite. It has spacious grounds where you can park your car and walk around to reflect.
Holy images of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other saints are all over the place. It is enveloped by a beautiful garden, making it peaceful and serene.
The white paint of the walls and ceiling creates a calming atmosphere inside the church. The Divine Mercy image in the gold frame is on the main altar.
- Location: Biluso, Silang Cavite
- FB Page : divinemercydiocesofimus
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