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San Isidro Labrador Parish Church, Pulilan's main church.

Pulilan is a municipality (or town) in Bulacan, Philippines. It is famed for its annual Carabao Festival.


It is bounded by Baliuag to the northeast, Plaridel to the south and southeast, and Calumpit to the west. The province of Pampanga lies to the north of it.

The locals are called "Pulileño" (male) or "Pulileña" (female).

Get in[edit]

Pulilan is accessible via the following roads:

  • North Luzon Expressway or NLEX (through Exit 45 or Pulilan Exit). From here, head eastward to go to the center of the town.
  • Pan-Philippine Highway (between Baliuag and Plaridel). From NLEX, go through Exit 38 or Santa Rita Exit to access this road and continue until the intersection with the Pulilan Regional Road.

The Pulilan Regional Road (or Calumpit–Pulilan Road) connects the neighboring town of Calumpit in the west to Pulilan. It passes through the "bayan" (downtown) area and ends at its junction with the Pan-Philippine Highway.

Get around[edit]

Going around this town is possible via jeepneys, tricycles, and even buses.


  • San Isidro Labrador Parish Church. This is where the carabaos during the feast are made kneel as tribute to the their patron saint, St. Isidore the Laborer. This is a 19th-century baroque church located at the Kabayanan or the downtown area (Poblacion). It is also a famous pilgrimage site in Bulacan during the Holy Week or "Kuaresma". The Museo San Ysidro Labrador is also situated here.
Adriano Salvador Heritage House
  • Adriano Salvador Heritage House: Dubbed as the "Malacañang of Pulilan", in 1908 this historical house served as the joint municipal of two ancient towns of Quingua (Plaridel) and San Isidro (Pulilan).
  • Casanova-Aguirre Ancestral House: this is one of the most well-preserved old house in Bulacan. It is located near the boundaries of barangays Poblacion and Lumbac. This is a famous tourist spot because of its preserved beauty and scenic view. It is also known as the location of the shooting of the 2006 Filipino romantic film, Moments of Love starring Iza Calzado and Dingdong Dantes.
  • Aguirre Centennial House: this is located inside the Butterfly Haven Resort and one of the main tourist attraction inside the resort because of its unique and distinct architecture. This 100-year old house is owned by the family of Revenue Deputy Commissioner Lita Aguirre.



  • Carabao Festival. every 14th and 15th of May. This festival is celebrated annually, every May 14th. Pulileños celebrate the feast in honor of their saint by parading carabaos (water buffaloes) and making them kneel in front of the church as a sign of respect for their patron saint of farmers. Also included in the parade are cows, horses, street folk dancers, marching bands and floats of commercial establishments of the town.
A scene on the Carabao Festival


Pulilan's malls:

  • Robinsons Townville Pulilan, Barangay Cutcot, Pulilan.
  • SM Center Pulilan, Barangay Santo Cristo, Pulilan.


  • Funnside Ningnangan, Doña Remedios Trinidad Highway.
  • Yodogawa Japanese Restaurant, 157 National Road. Japanese restaurant.
  • Leefoo Panciteria, 159 National Road, Pulilan, 3005 Bulacan. 10AM-10PM. Cantonese restaurant.
  • Planet Burger.
  • Barney's Burger.




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