Tarlac Province is part of Region 3 or the Central Luzon. Some parts of Tarlac originally belonged to Pangasinan and Pampangga. However, under the leadership of the Spaniards, Tarlac came to be a different province altogether.
Tarlac province is where some of the most important historical milestones in the Philippines had occurred. Early in the Spanish rule, Tarlac was considered as an important province for the Spanish Military and part of what they called the "Commandancia." Tarlac City, its capital is known as the "Melting Pot of Tarlac" because it became a sanctuary to different settlers from different nearby towns.
Aside from its role in the Philippine revolution during the early times, Tarlac is also famous for its various tourist attractions. Tarlac is a province where natural and man-made wonders abound. Every year, Tarlac City celebrates colorful festivals which tourists will find interesting. Festivals like The Melting Pot Festival, Viernes Dolores and the Feast of San Sebastian are celebrated as significant commemorations of Tarlac's city and its cultural and religious roots.
Tarlac is also rich in religious sites which can be dated back as early as the Spanish regime. Having been an important province for the Spanish military before, traces of the Spanish influences can be seen more prominently in these religious sites. The churches and cathedrals are sights to behold and are suitable for church visits. Tarlac also have mountain shrines and miraculous sites that the people maintain and go to especially during the Lenten Season.
Being vital in the Philippine's history of struggle and freedom, Tarlac showcases some of the most must-see museums and heritage sites in the country. The Museo de Tarlac is now home to various relics dating back as early as the Spanish rule with detailed written documents. Researchers and the academe will surely find the treasures in Museo de Tarlac valuable in understanding more of the country's history.
Apart from its historical and religious sites, tourists should also not miss their sumptuous delicacies. Being part of Central Luzon, agriculture is their main source of industry. So expect a rich culinary and gastronomic experience when in Tarclac. Have the best of vacations in Tarlac as you explore more of Central Luzon.
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