Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Tina
After seven years, I finally got to visit Bahay na Bato La Union again last weekend. Bahay na Bato is located in Luna, La Union, and was originally built as a rest house of Dr. Edison and Dr. Purita Noble in 2000. The couple commissioned Korean stone and wood sculptor Bong Kim in building and designing the place. The house is made mostly of stones and corals from the beach, that’s why it was called Bahay na Bato (in English it means house of stone).
When we visited Bato de Luna in 2021, I wasn’t aware that Bahay na Bato was already open too. Bahay na Bato is located 200 meters away from Bato de Luna. When you go to Bato de Luna, you will see signage telling you how far you are to Bahay na Bato.
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Bahay na Bato La Union
Bahay na Bato was opened to the public in 2014. The property is 3 hectares wide. It has museums and galleries showcasing artworks of La Union artists. When you see the items on display in the galleries, you will feel like you are transported back in time. Maybe the younger generations don’t even know what those items are like a really old television.
The beautiful garden has large stone carvings of different animals, faces, hands, and many more. You will also see artworks made of wood. It is a place where people of all ages will enjoy.
From the garden, there is a gate to the pebble beach. Swimming in the sea is prohibited because of the big waves.
Entrance fee- Php 50 per head (~US$ 1) (free for 2 years old and below); discount is given to senior citizens with ID
Parking- free (they have a wide parking lot)
There is a souvenir shop inside. There is also a shop that sells snacks, just in case you get hungry.
Bahay na Bato Operating Hours
Bato na Bato Open Art Gallery is open daily from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Bahay na Bato La Union Visitor Policies
- Food not allowed inside.
- Climbing in high areas is prohibited.
- Swimming in the sea is not allowed.
- No picking or taking home of stones.
- No littering.
How to Get to Bahay na Bato La Union
Bahay na Bato is located in the municipality of Luna in La Union. You can combine your visit here with a visit to Bato de Luna, Namacpacan Church, Baluarte (Luna) Watch Tower, Balaoan Watch Tower, Almeida Manmade Forest, and Immuki Island. If you don’t have your own car, you can charter a tricycle from San Juan to visit all of these places. The rate for a whole-day tour is around Php 1500 (~US$ 30).
A cheaper way of going there is by riding a jeepney to Luna. Alight at the intersection going to Bato de Luna. From there, you need to walk around 200 meters to get to Bahay na Bato.
You can check the highlights of our visit to Bahay na Bato on my Instagram account for more pictures and videos. If you need more information about traveling to La Union, you can check out La Union Travel Guide.