The kalesa is basically a horse drawn carriage, it was introduced to the Philippines in the 18th Century by the Spanish. It became one of the modes of transportation in the Philippines, especially for commerce and nobles or officials that could afford it.

The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning “wheels.”

Date and Time: April 4, 2009, 4:06pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bULa on May 20, 2009 at 4:28 am

    nakasakay aku jan! haha! :p


  2. Posted by marsheemarsh on May 24, 2009 at 2:20 am

    someone promised me na isasakay daw ako sa kalesa kaso di nangyari =(
    hahaha nag-emo daw! childhood dream ko ang makasakay ng kalesa, i definitely would ride one soon =)


    • Posted by asinatpaminta on May 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm

      hahahaha… yeah soon makasakay ka din… worth it sya dahil may kasamang tour and explanation ng intramuros… ^__^


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