Batangas Provincial Capitol
About Batangas Provincial Capitol
The Batangas Provincial Capitol is the seat of the provincial government of Batangas, Philippines. It is located in the city of Batangas, the province's capital.
The capitol was designed by the American architect William E. Parsons and was completed in 1917. It is a two-story structure with a neoclassical design. The facade is made of white marble and features a colonnade of Corinthian columns. The interior of the capitol is decorated with murals depicting the history of Batangas.
The capitol is home to the offices of the governor, vice governor, and the members of the provincial board. It also houses the provincial archives, the provincial library, and the provincial museum.
The Batangas Provincial Capitol is a popular tourist destination. It is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Here are some interesting facts about the Batangas Provincial Capitol:
- The capitol was built on the site of the former Spanish provincial capitol.
- The capitol's construction was funded by a $100,000 grant from the American government.
- The capitol's marble facade was imported from Italy.
- The capitol's murals were painted by the Filipino artist Vicente Manansala.
- The capitol is a designated National Historical Landmark.