Rizal: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Church)
picture of Antipolo Church. too bad the sky turned cloudy just as Tutubi passed by.
History of Antipolo Church on the NHI marker
Fiesta in Antipolo is during the month of May while mass schedules follow the usual Sunday masses.
Antipolo Tourist Traps and Tips:
For those who want to have their cars and vehicles blessed, proceed directly to the Parish office to make your donation (of any amount) then show your receipt to the priests and lay ministers blessing other vehicles. The process takes only a few minutes.
People and vendors may sell you pasalubong like suman, kasuy (cashew nuts, mostly from Palawan) and others but buy from the legitimate vendors on a certain side of the church. The ambulant vendors are illegal and block the gates and passageways.
Overeager people may also pin something on you on your way out of the church, politely tell them you're not interested for they' ask for donation again which are not sanctioned by the parish.
How to get to Antipolo Church:
Commute: the fastest way is via MRT/LRT transfer to LRT 2 get off at the last station (Santolan). Board a jeep bound for Antipolo then transfer to a tricycle to take you to the church. There are Antipolo-bound jeepneys in Cubao, Quezon City.
Commute from Laguna: Board a Sta. Cruz-bound jeepney then transfer to a Siniloan PUJ. In Siniloan, flag a jeep to Tanay, Rizal then another jeep to Antipolo (too many jumps but faster than going around the Laguna Loop. If you're from Quezon province, you may board a jeep bound to Pagsanjan or Sta. Cruz then follow this route.
Divisoria, Manila to Antipolo, take EMBC bus that pass by Sta Mesa and Ortigas Extension. Take tricycle to Antipolo Church.
Directions by car: From Makati make your way to Marcos Highway on C5 then choose ilalim C5-Kalayaan Flyover where you also pass by St. Claire (Sta. Clara). Drive straight Marcos Highway, right Sumulong Highway (landmark: Masinag Wet and Dry Market to the left). Drive along the highway (you'll pass Valley Golf and Country Club), head straight at the junction (with signs going to Baras and Hinulugang Taktak). You may ask boys signaling you where to go since there are so many one way streets and map is not always available)
Other pilgrimage sites in Antipolo:
Boso-Boso Church: remnants of an old church destroyed during World War 2.
The White Cross, now called as Via Dolorosa on Pinagmisahan St. with its station of the cross and a large White Cross at the top. (This is is similar to Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon)
Inday Nelly's Mystical Cave located in Puting Bato, Brgy. San Luis, with 205 step stairway, with natural rock formations (stalactites and stalagmites) resembling Catholic images.
St. Clare Monastery
Our Lady of Manaoag
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Lipa
Our Lady of the Pillar
Kamay ni Hesus
Visita Iglesia Manila
Visita Iglesia Rizal and Laguna
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:33 PM,
- At Feb 27, 2008, 12:59:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
My friends and I went there once and unfortunately the experience was all a blur. I could not remember any single thing, except that vendors keep pinning us with medallions that eventually pushed my friend's button and yelled at these vendors to stop we are not buying.
- At Feb 27, 2008, 11:38:00 AM, lino said...
haven't been there with a camera tutubi, maybe one of these days... :)
- At Feb 27, 2008, 12:58:00 PM, Nice said...
Last Sunday, I was in Caleruega. T'was a nice church.
I love to travel so thank you for your blog, it's very informative! I linked u up.
- At Feb 27, 2008, 1:19:00 PM, lagal[og] said...
your posts are very timely tutubi as we're nearing the holy week. thanks for sharing!
- At Feb 27, 2008, 2:29:00 PM, Ferdz said...
Parang di ko pa sya napuntahan. I think this is also part of the laguna loop
- At Feb 27, 2008, 2:33:00 PM, orange said...
There were also sellers who overcharge like the one who sold me ceramic image of our lady of good voyage at P150, which can be seemingly bought at P30. Felt I was too gullible that time but just thought of it as help to the vendor.
- At Feb 27, 2008, 3:15:00 PM, Nice said...
to tutubi:nope, taga-GMA, Cavite po ako. Pala-Pala kasi ang pinakamalapit na way eh. Ikaw po ba ay taga-saan? And thanks for the link-up!
- At Feb 27, 2008, 9:16:00 PM, tutubi philippines said...
photo cache, so you've encoutnered the pesky vendors i've written and warned of here :(
lino, madali lang sya puntahan. balik ka
laga[log],dami pa HW-related posts :P
ferdz, it's always the first church of the so called "laguna loop"
orange, those pesky vendors agai, heh?
nice, GMA is just near Pala-pala. as you can see here...i'm everywhere...whereever I may roam! :P
- At Feb 28, 2008, 6:10:00 PM, Toe said...
My Mom used to bring us to the Antipolo Church whenever we're about to travel somewhere. They sell the best cashew nuts there. :) Hehe... imagine, that was what I remember. :)
- At Feb 28, 2008, 7:51:00 PM, Ethyl Alcohol said...
Wow, good timing, the altar is similar to Ate Ghee's shot. So its the same place. :D I'm not a catholic so I'm not exposed to catholic churches but I like their structures, as what I've seen in pictures. It's so big inside.
- At Feb 28, 2008, 8:40:00 PM, bw said...
Very informative :) It's been yeaaars since I've been to Antipolo church man. The directions look strange to me now hehe :)
- At Feb 29, 2008, 1:18:00 PM, kyels said...
Off topic; I've been trying to RSS your site but it does not work. Perhaps you can do me a favor by checking the feed?
- At Feb 29, 2008, 2:13:00 PM, tutubi philippines said...
toe, masarap nga kasuy dun :P
ethyl alchol, yes it's the same shrine
bw, you may get lost, i know, but sometimes, getting lost is an adventure in itself
kyels, site feeds for this site has been moved to feedburner. sorry, wasn't able to announce it. it has something to do with my custom domain. Click here. was also too busy to check it out :(
- At Mar 1, 2008, 4:23:00 PM, pieterbie said...
I've said it before and I'll say it again: religion really seems to be taken seriously in the Philippines.
- At Mar 8, 2008, 5:58:00 PM, dodong flores said...
...at nakabalik din ako dito...
...I had been so busy this past few weeks...
This is a very well-written post about Antipolo particularly about going to the church. Your tourist traps and tips is very helpful. Moreso is your guide of going to the place (such thing I admired most in your site)...
Nagpalit ka rin pala ng web template. Incidentally, I also changed mine. It was taking long time to download, and changing web template was the only solution...
- At Jan 23, 2009, 5:03:00 AM, miss igorota said...
i linked to this page of yours, i hope you don't mind! i just featured this church in my blog as well. :)
- At Sep 13, 2012, 3:45:00 PM, said...
Hi! This is Jen from Living Asia Channel. Just want to ask permission if we can use the Antipolo Church image for our future project. We will surely give acknowledgement. Kindly contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 09182409136 / 09151784038 if this meets your approval.
Thank you so much and have a good day!