On our way home, we decided to stop by a castle standing along the National Highway of Lal-lo in Gattaran, Cagayan just a few meters from Magapit Suspension bridge. There was an entrance fee to the building and we paid 20 pesos for curiosity’s sake.
The place is filled with knick-knacks of all kinds from wood carvings to antiques and figurines. Up to now I still can’t figure out what the place is about since the care taker didn’t even accompany us inside to explain things. We just wandered off on our own.
Magapit Suspension bridge, the first suspension bridge in South East Asia (built during the Marcos era) is also visible. This is fondly called the Golden Gate of Cagayan Valley and it’s easy to understand why.
I don’t know if it’s because of the fact that we were the only visitors but the place exuded a creepy aura so we just took pictures and didn’t linger for long. It felt like an unfinished and abandoned building inhabited by ghosts and/or killers.
*Some of the photo credits go to Charisse Socan. Thanks Cha!