7 Baguio churches for Visita Iglesia 2018


Posted at Mar 29 2018 08:01 AM | Updated as of Jan 02 2019 05:26 PM

If you're Baguio City for Holy Week, there are several churches that you can visit while enjoying the cool climate.

Here are some of them:

1. Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral

Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral, better known as Baguio Cathedral, is strategically located at the city's most popular street, the Session Road. The towering cathedral is over 80 years old, surviving several disasters including the deadly 1990 Luzon earthquake. Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

2. Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish Church

Just beside Burnham Park stands the humble Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish Church. This reconstructed church is one of the favorite wedding venues of Baguio residents, since it is near to the town proper but not as congested as the Baguio Cathedral.

Apart from its beautiful altar, the church also houses a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes in France. Its construction was ordered by former first lady Aurora Quezon in 1939. Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

3. St. John Bosco Parish

Amid the busy streets of Trancoville, there is a place of peace and quiet -- the St. John Bosco Parish.

The facade of rose-colored church bears the Latin phrase Domus Dei et Porta Coeli, which means "The house of God, and the Gateway to Heaven." Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

4. Immaculate Conception Parish

After your trip to Trancoville, you might want to head to Aurora Hill and check out the Immaculate Conception Parish.

The modern-designed church stands along the edge of Ledesma Street, Aurora Hill. It gives you a perfect view of the city, and a fresh breath of fog in the afternoon. Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

5. St Aloysius Gonzaga Parish in St. Louis University

Located inside Baguio City's biggest university, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish is a hub for students who pray for their final exams. Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

6. Adoration Convent of the Divine Mercy

In the pine-filled Brent Road, you will find an all-pink church named Adoration Convent of the Divine Mercy. It is owned by the Pink Sisters, who are known for their "pink habits." The church is near the city's famous restaurants, such as Rose Bowl and the Hill Station in Casa Vallejo. Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

7. St. Joseph the Worker Parish

Just a stone's throw away from Wright Park is the St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church. Although not as big as the Baguio Cathedral, this church is equally stunning. It has huge stained glass windows and a charming altar, perfect for prayer and meditation. Carl Taawan, ABS-CBN News

This article was originally published in 2017.