Holy Week is just around the corner and if you’re planning to go on a church hopping trip, then we’ve got just the thing to help you out!
We’ve listed down six of the most beautiful must-visit Churches inside Manila you should go to during Visita Iglesia. Spend the holidays under the magnificence of these places of worship.
We hope you enjoy the guide!
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, more commonly known as Manila Cathedral, is perhaps one of the most iconic churches in the country because of its Papal history. Located in Intramuros, this is a good place to start your Visita Iglesia!
To get there: Take the LRT to Doroteo Jose station then ride a jeep going to Baclaran/Mabini and alight at Intramuros near the Manila City Hall.
Mount Carmel Parish in Quezon City, an architectural masterpiece in itself, will make you feel spiritually more connected just by looking. Step inside and let the divinity of its stained glass windows encapsulate you. Mount Carmel Parish can be second on your Visita Iglesia list.
To get there: Take LRT-2 at alight at Gilmore station.where you can walk to the church.
In the heart of San Beda Mendiola lies one of the most magnificent churches in Manila – Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey. Be mesmerized by the beautiful craftsmanship artistry and paintings. If you’re looking for a church where you can meditate and pray solemnly make sure you include Montserrat Abbey into your Visita Iglesia list.
To get there: Take the MRT to Cubao station and then ride a jeepney going to Divisoria. Ask to be dropped off at Mendiola, where you can walk to the chapel.
You’re over half the list already but there are more beautiful churches to go to! Next in this list is Shrine of Jesus The Way located at Seaside Boulevard in Pasay. Like all in this list, this church is an architectural wonder. Enjoy some sea breeze while you’re here!
To get there: Head to LRT-1 EDSA station. At the Metropoint mall you can take an orange Jeepney going to MOA where you can walk to the shrine in front of SMX Convention Center.
Also known as Guadalupe Church, Nuestra Señora de Gracia is the oldest in our guide having been founded in 1601. This place of worship has seen an incredible amount of Philippine history and culture being formed and transformed. Definitely one of the most memorable church experience you will have!
To get there: Take public transportation going to EDSA-Guadalupe. From there you can take a jeepney and ask to be dropped off at the church.
The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, famously known Quiapo Church, is the last stop for our Visita Iglesia guide. Home to the Black Nazarene, this church is perhaps the most popular in the country. This is the perfect place to cap off your church hopping activity and rejuvenate from the fun and spiritual experience.
To get there: Take LRT-1 and get down at Carriedo station then walk to Carriedo street where you will easily find the church.
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