Castle in the Sky

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.

SONY DSC castle1 SONY DSCThe 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.

SONY DSC castle (2) castle (3) SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC castle2 SONY DSCOn the roof deck is a view of the Cagayan River, the longest and largest in the country.

castle (4)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.

castle (5)Holler there, Cagayan river!

SONY DSCI 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!


2 thoughts on “Castle in the Sky

  1. Rats! I saw rats moving about from one corner to the other while we were dining in the restaurant. What a creepy place! It should be called the Castle of rats! Was not impressed at all. The food that we ordered came short of our expectation. I would rather go to the other side of the road and buy TUPIG!

    1. So sad to hear that! It’s no loss on our part that we weren’t able to dine in the restaurant then. I hope you recover from the horror! I hate rats the most.

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