Visita Iglesia: 30 Churches In and Around the Metro

 

It’s 2017 and this Visita Iglesia story is as relevant as any! Find the Churches around the metro and plan your trip wisely.

Maundy Thursday – a local Lenten tradition is the Seven Churches Visitation or Visita Iglesia (Spanish term for “to visit churches”). Traditionally, people of faith pray before the Blessed Sacrament placed on the Altar of Repose, following a mass on Maundy Thursday. Here in the Philippines though, most churchgoers do the Visita Iglesia either on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday and recite the Stations of the Cross in each visited church.

Whether you’re a practicing Catholic or just a stranger lost in a sea of Holy Week devotees, we’ve rounded up some of the beautiful churches in and around the Metro:

Churches to Visit in Rizal

Antipolo Cathedral
Wikipedia.org

Antipolo Cathedral
Dela Paz St., Antipolo City, Rizal

Our Lady of Light Parish Church Cainta
Wikipedia.org

Our Lady of Light Parish Church
A. Bonifacio Avenue, san Andres, Cainta, Rizal

St. Jerome Parish Church Morong
Wikipedia.org

St. Jerome Parish Church
Turentigue St., Brgy. San Jose, Morong, Rizal

St. Joseph Church Baras
Wikipedia.org

St. Joseph Church
San Jose Street, Bgy. San Juan, Baras, Rizal

St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church Pilila
Wikipedia.org

St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church
Bgy. Imatong, Pilila. Rizal

Sta. Ursula Parish Church
Wikipedia.org

Sta. Ursula Parish Church
Libid, Binangonan, Rizal

St John the Baptist Church
Wikipedia.org

St. John the Baptist Church
Bgy. San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal

St. Ildefonsus of Toledo Parish Church
Wikipedia.org

St. Ildefonsus of Toledo Parish Church
MH Del Pilar St., Tanay, Rizal

St. Rose de Lima
Rizal Province Website

St. Rose de Lima Parish
Bgy. San Gabriel, Teresa, Rizal

Churches to Visit in Manila

Manila Cathedral
Wikipedia.org

Manila Cathedral
Cabildo cor. Beaterio, Intramuros, Manila

Quiapo Church
Wikipedia.org

Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
910 Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila

San Agustin Church
Wikipedia.org

San Agustin Church
General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

Malate Church
Wikipedia.org

Our Lady of Remedies Parish Church
2000 MH Del Pilar, Malate, Manila

Santa Ana Church
Wikipedia.org

Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned (Sta. Ana Church)
New Panaderos St., Sta. Ana, Manila

Binondo Church
Wikipedia.org

Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
Plaza L. Ruiz, Binondo, Manila

San Sebastian Church
Wikipedia.org

San Sebastian Church
Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila

Churches to Visit in Quezon City

Mt. Carmel Shrine
mtcarmelshrine.com

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine
Mariana, New Manila, Quezon City

Church of the Gesu
Wikipedia.org

Church of the Gesu
Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Monasterio de Santa Clara
Foursquare.com

Monasterio de Santa Clara
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

St. Joseph Convent of Perpetual Adoration
beta.orgph.com

St. Joseph Convent of Perpetual Adoration
No. 71, Dona Hemady Avenue cor. 11th St., New Manila, Quezon City

St. Paul the Apostle Parish
Dioceseofcubao.org

St. Paul the Apostle Parish
Sct. Rallos cor. Timog Ave., Mother Ignacia Avenue, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Wikipedia.org

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
28 Sct. Ybardolaza, Bgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City

Sto. Domingo Church
Wikipedia.org

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila (Sto. Domingo Church)
537 Quezon Ave., Quezon City

Christ the King Church
Dioceseofcubao.org

Christ the King Church
Greenmeadows Ave., White Plains, Quezon City

Churches to Visit in Makati

St. Andrew the Apostle Church
Wikipedia.org

St. Andrew the Apostle Church
#62 Constellation St., Nicanor Garcia cor. Neptune Sts., Bel-Air Village, Makati City

Nuestra Senora de Gracia
Wikipedia.org

Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church (Guadalupe Church)
7440 Bernardino St., Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City

Makati Church
Wikipedia.org

Saints Peter and Paul Parish
5539 D.M. Rivera Street, Poblacion, Makati City

Santuario de San Antonio Parish
Panoramio.com

Santuario de San Antonio Parish
3117 McKinley Rd., Forbes Park, Makati City

St. John Bosco Parish
sjbmakati.com

St. John Bosco Parish
Arnaiz Ave. cor Amorsolo St., San Lorenzo, Makati

National Shrine of the Sacred Hearr
nsshph.blogspot.com

National Shrine of the Sacred Heart
4 Sacred Heart St.,  San Antonio Village, Makati

Help us update this list. Leave a comment below on other churches you and your family visit during the Holy Week.

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