Solano

Solano is a first class municipality in Nueva Vizcaya. You can find most of the commercial establishments in the town’s center, which is surrounded by residential areas.

Home to several resorts, this Nueva Vizcaya town is ideal for family trips or barkada (group of friends) adventures. There’s loads to see including relics from the war, gardens, parks, falls, old churches, and a giant butakan. A butakan is basically an old-style rocking chair with elongated arm rests. You can usually find this in your grandma’s home or any ancestral home.

Aside from that, the Giant Butakan stands at around 1.5 storeys tall (about 5 meters). It’s one of the many popular attractions in the province. So if you’re on a Vizcayan adventure, don’t forget to drop by! The municipal hall is a popular place to go to, as well. It has a garden so it’s great for strolling around or taking pictures.

Some of the churches you should go and see is the the Poong Itim na Nazareno Shrine and beside it is a bell tower. It’s been dubbed as the Quiapo of the North because of its location and resemblance to the Quiapo Church in Metro Manila. Another church is the St. Louis Beltran Church, named after their patron saint. They hold a festival for him every 7th to 8th of October, the Pagbiagan Festival (also known as Baggat Dekat Festival), which also falls on the town’s founding anniversary. If you’re lucky enough to witness the festivities, expect street dances and colorful decorations.

But if you want to go on a mini adventure, we recommend that you visit the Uddiawan Falls, a communal falls where locals enjoy swimming in. There is a three to four feet drop from where the water’s coming from, so if you want to relax a bit, it’s the place to be.

Solano is a small town with urban comforts, so you really don’t have to worry about not having signal or anything like that.

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