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.
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