Kalye Serye Cebu: When In Carcar - The Heritage City of Cebu

February 6, 2017

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar is only a few rides away from where I live but I haven't really explored it until our SouthWalk last month. Known as the Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar is home to several Spanish and American-era houses. These houses have been attracting several tourists and locals especially photographers and shutterbugs who are always in search for something interesting. 

For this week's Kalye Serye, let me bring you to the city of Carcar, albeit only a very small part of  it was photographed because we didn't really have the whole day to go around. 

If you're interested to know a little bit about Carcar, here are tidbits about it that I've researched online. Info from Wikipedia and Everything Cebu

  • Known as "Sialao" since before the Spanish colonization; it became a municipality in 1599 
  • Considered one of the oldest towns in Cebu, with its Spanish influence that lasted for more than 300 years
  • Famous as Cebu’s shoe capital because of its long history as the province’s premier footwear manufacturer
  • Most famous native delicacies are ampao, bucarillo, and chicharon, which are just found all over the town

If you know anything about Carcar that's worth mentioning, please leave a comment below for everyone to know. ;) 

Meanwhile, here are my blissful snapshots of Carcar! 


St. Catherine of Alexandra Church


Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Jose Rizal Monument


Carcar, Cebu

Town Complex

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Somewhere down the road ♪♫

We really just wanted to see the extra large swimming pool in this house (below), or what used to be a swimming pool anyway. 

Carcar, Cebu

It led us down the street!

Carcar, Cebu

Then up the street again!

Carcar, Cebu

And back to the the town proper.

Update: Since two of my blogger friends from the US already commented on this photo - they were curious about what these "cages" are for - I decided to add a little description here. These did look like cages with blood, ayt? I just realized recently. But these actually serve as "burners" for candles. 

Carcar, Cebu

Now heading to Sta. Catalina St. 


Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

Carcar, Cebu

I totally agree! ♥

Carcar is nice, right? Personally, I find it amazing that there were efforts put in place to preserve the old houses and structures in Carcar. It's a great gift to the newer generations, and a wonderful remembrance of the past to those who had experienced what it was like in Carcar decades ago. 

Carcar, Cebu


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Kalye Serye, formerly Snapshots Saturday, is a weekly blog series featuring my street photography venture. Kalye (street) and Serye (series) aims to build and promote social awareness in the community and the world by creating and sharing meaningful photographs.

Street photography is mainly the act of taking photos candidly which doesn't necessarily have to happen in the streets all the time. Read more about it here - Why Street Photography?


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