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Address: | Mirador Hill, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
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Simple yet fun.

Physically tiring, too many steps. But feels good afterwards. Make sure you have water or hydrated before doing the steps. People around are nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There may be hundreds of steps going up the Grotto but it was worth all the steps. Feeling blessed. The trees are so green and healthy... Fresh air welcomes you as you keep moving up... Serene and quiet once at the foot of the Lady. Will not be tired of going back to this blessed place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The steps to Mother Mary represents the number of Rosary beads. You can say your rosary while doing the penitent's walk. When you reach the top, you may say your petitions to Mother Mary. After which you may light the candle you brought along. A trip not to miss if you are a Catholic...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For all Catholics, don't forget to visit the Lourdes Grotto. I strongly suggest to use the steps going to the top than renting a taxi to bring you there. There are folks selling flowers and candles for your offerings to Our Lady of Lourdes. There is small church also. Nice view from the top You can try the strawberry taho... More 

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San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There is a mini chapel when you go atop, that holds mass on Saturdays. Parking fee when you have car that goes up, friendly to Seniors. Very well maintained steps. Clean. plenty of hackers, when you need to buy something you forgot.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Someone below mentioned taking a taxi to the top and walking down. This defies the purpose of the grotto. There are 252 steps. The point of the design is that you have to make a personal sacrifice to get to the summit. I am not very fit but made it up. I had to stop once or twice to catch... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Get a taxi to the top and walk back down. Photo opportunity for native dress was fun if you like that sort of thing!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Physically tiring, too many steps. But feels good afterwards. Make sure you have water or hydrated before doing the steps. People around are nice.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As devout Catholics, Filipinos never fail to always include a religious activity during their holiday. One such is the trek to visit Our Lady of Lourdes atop a hill by climbing 100++ steps. Nearing cardiac arrest, I successfully viewed the beautiful image which diminished all the pain in my knees and legs. After a moment of prayer, I climbed back... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went here as it's close to our hotel. The steps can be tiring so be sure to bring water. There's some view on the top, and a shrine where you can pay homage and offer your prayers. There are also strawberry taho vendors on the way up -- try buying one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

i thought all the while that I am not going to make it to the top, but I did...:) I used enough calories during my visit...:)

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