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Sacred Relic of The True Cross

Monasterio de Tarlac | San Jose, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Tarlac
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Tarlac,Philippines
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Going to the place is around 45mins from Tarlac City.Going there, you will enjoy the greenery,farmers titling the soil and animals such as carabao, cows and goats everywhere. The Monastery is situated up in the hill, its a long travel but it's worth it. The beautiful overlooking scenery, one of the biggest and highest Jesus Christ Image I have ever... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our first time to visit the Sacred Relic as part of our Visita Iglesia. Make sure your your cars are well maintained if you plan to visit the place since it's location is located on top of the mountain in San Jose, quite far but the 34kms distance from Tarlac City is definitely worth it - people there are very... More

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Dagupan,Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

On our way to the Monastery, the sun was bright and it was a beautiful morning drive on a narrow paved road which seemed to take us to the middle of nowhere. Signages were inconsistent and somewhat confusing. We made one wrong turn and lost our way a couple of times. As we finally found the right way to our... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Where pure serenity and peace is , the Sacred Relic of The True Cross gave me such feeling as I venerate and said my thanksgiving prayers during the mass. We saw the relic as it was enshrined in the chapel and we were given the chance to view and touch the glass box where it is intombed. For a pilgrim... More

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Tarlac
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is our second time to visit Monasterio De Tarlac. And still, we love it. We attended the 10:30am Sunday mass and we really felt the healing and solemnity of the place. You would not feel bored or sleepy with the two-hour mass. I really loved the part where people would form a line to offer their envelopes with prayer... More

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San Fernando, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My family and i visited this place which was more known as Monasteryo de Tarlac without any idea what it actually was. From what we have heard then, it has a breathtaking view from the top. Little did we know, despite the name, that it was indeed a Monasteryo. Being non-Catolics, of course we were more interested in the view... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I wouldn't have known that it exists if I weren't from Tarlac. It is a steep climb and you would see it's really atop a mountain. your car should be in good condition when you go there. jeepneys even put rock or kalso while going up. once up there, you'll say that it's definitely worth it. aside from the Holy... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My daughter told me about this place. Coming from Manila, take the NLEX and SCTEX. Exit at the last toll. We left Alabang (on a Sunday there's less traffic) at 8.10 a.m. and got to Gerona at 10.40 a.m. About an hour's drive away from Gerona, Tarlac (where we had lunch in Isdaan.) The monastery is nestled high up in... More

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Tarlac
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It was indeed a memorable experience to visit Monasterio de Tarlac. We enjoyed the view going up to Mt. Resurrection. Just make sure that your car is in good condition before going there. Nothing to worry if it's your first time, signages are everywhere to guide you to Monasterio. We went there on a Sunday and we were able to... More

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Zamboanga City
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My wife, Guia, my son Darius, and his wife Noreen visited the place June 13, 2012. We left Makati, Philippines (near MMDA) and traveled using the Honda City that Darius drove. Travel time via the North Luzon Expressway to Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac was three hours. We had breakfast in Hacienda Luisita, then we traveled to Monasterio de Tarlac -... More

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