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“Went here during the feast of the Immaculate Concepcion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Antipolo Church

Antipolo Church
Rizal, San Jose del Monte, Luzon, Philippines
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“Went here during the feast of the Immaculate Concepcion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

If ever you get a chance to visit Antipolo, please do visit this church. This church has endured fires, earthquakes and war.

Also known as Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Senora del Paz y Bien Viaje), the location is quite unique because it sits on top of a hill and one will notice tons of airplanes flying over it. That's because the direction of the runway of NAIA goes straight to Antipolo. As the planes come off from the ground and ascends, it flies high above this church. Quite fitting for the patron of peace and good voyage. In a way, airplanes fly over this church for blessing.

This church is rich in history. It has several markers from the National Historical Institute. In fact, at the back of the church you will find a mini-exhibit / museum containing photos and memorabilias of its past. This church has endured fires, earthquakes, typhoons and war. It has seen countless constructions and renovations.

Just in front of the church is the Antipolo pasalubong center. Cashew nuts and sticky rice sweets are their delicacies. They do sell religious souvenirs as well. You can have them blessed at the church for good luck. The church has its own gift shop as well.

They do have clean rest rooms. Please do make donations so that they can maintain the facilities.

This church tend to get really crowded during religious feasts and celebrations. It isn't that big but the dome roof makes it really stand out.

Visited December 2011
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“If you are near Antipolo take the time to see the Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2007

If you are in the Philippines and have the time to visit the Antipolo Church I would encourage you to do so.

I went with my wife for a visit just to experience what being inside that structure is like. She's from Manila and has been to that church several times in the past.

I'm not what you would call a man of great faith or dedicatation to attending a church but the time and effort spent was worth it.

If nothing more you should visit if you have an interest in the Philippines' history or the Filipino culture.

We arrived via rented mini van at about noon. It's over an hours drive from Metro Manila. The area of Antipolo is mountainous and the roads are often narrow.

If you are riding to see the church though, your journey should be safe.

As you approach the Church you start seeing stores selling bibles and religious supplies ( somewhat strange to see away from that area around the church )

The parking lot is small and when we pulled in there were people having their cars and motorcycles blessed with holy water.

There are people selling religious related items of various kinds just off the courtyard. They arent what I would classify as aggressive being just outside the church though.

If you have some pesos, buy a souvenier or two. They don't have change for big bills so if you want something, make sure you have small peso coins or bills.

The courtyard has some interesting artwork and some nice buildings but there isnt much shade. I stood briefly in the shadow of the Jesus statue just for effect. (When in Rome......)

Once you enter the foyer you can appreciate the size and detail of the Church. It's a very big building with a dome roof. Not bad construction for that time period.

There were some birds flying around in the dome too.

I enjoyed it for it's upbeat atmoshpere and the beautiful architecture. We were only there for about an hour total but it was something that I'll remember.

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