A kalesa or calesa (sometimes called a caritela\/karitela) is a horse drawn calash (carriage) used in the Philippines. The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning "wheels." This was one of the modes of transportation introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards that only nobles and high-ranked officials could afford. They are rarely used in the streets nowadays except in tourist spots and some rural areas.
Levi Celerio, a National Artist of the Philippines in music, composed a song entitled "Kalesa". Photo by @tolindoy23 ( Location Spanish colonial architecture of Vigan, Ilocos Sur Philippines )