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Explore Abra Gabriela Cariño Silang Fine Arts Gallery Tourist Spot

Abra (Ilokano: Probinsia ti Abra; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Abra) is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, and is bordered by Ilocos Norte on the northwest, Apayao on the northeast, Kalinga on the mid-east, Mountain Province on the southeast, and Ilocos Sur on the southwest.

Abra for a long time had been a blank spot on the Philippine tourism map. It is often skipped due to news of killings and partly because of its location in North Luzon. It is sandwiched between two very popular tourist destinations - Ilocos in the west and the Cordilleras in the east. But now Abra is becoming one of the best tourist destinations with huge arrays to choose from, old churches, long bridges, mountain ranges, magnificent waterfalls, food and a lot more.

The GABRIELA CARIÑO SILANG FINE ARTS GALLERY is an Aladdin's cave full of priceless artifacts and is the 300-year-old ancestral home of the Cariño family. This house is where the revolutionary fighter Gabriela Silang sought refuge to escape the spanish who were trying to capture her after the execution of her husband Diego Silang. 

The GABRIELA CARIÑO SILANG FINE ARTS GALLERY has a very extensive European, Oriental and Asian art collections that featured the paintings by Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, Pablo Picasso, Domenico Ghirlandaio, among others. It also displays brass, ceramics, chinaware, bronze, books, furniture, the Cariño coat of arms, and many other priceless items. This ancestral house really contains a lot of treasure, history and culture. Never miss this out if you’re going to Abra! 


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