"Visita Iglesia" is an old-age tradition observed by the Catholic faithful during holy week to reflect on the Passion of Christ. For this Lenten season, if you're visiting the province of Batangas, here are 16 beautiful churches in Batangas where you could do your Lenten Visita Iglesia and stations of the cross. This Visita Iglesia guide covers the towns of Sto. Tomas, San Jose, Bauan, Sta. Teresita, Taal, Calaca, Balayan and Nasugbu, as well as the cities of Tanauan, Lipa and Batangas City.
Here are some churches to visit if you want to do a visita iglesia in Batangas:
1. St. Thomas Aquinas Parish – Sto. TomasAddress: 210 Gen Malvar Ave. Sto Tomas, Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 318-1206
2. Padre Pio Parish and National Shrine - Sto. TomasAddress: San Pedro, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 405 – 9527
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
6:30 AM (Parish)
Wednesdays and Fridays
5:30 PM (Parish)
6:00 AM (Parish)
8:30 AM, 4:30 PM (Shrine)
3. St. John the Evangelist Cathedral – TanauanAddress: F. Laurena St., Tanauan City
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 778-1036
4. San Sebastian Cathedral – Lipa CityAddress: CM Recto Ave., Poblacion, Lipa City
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 981-1160
5. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church – Lipa CityAddress: P. Torres Street, Poblacion, Lipa City
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 756-2234
6. Saint Joseph the Patriarch ChurchAddress: San Jose, Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 726 – 2201
7. Simbahan ng Santissima Trinidad – Batangas CityAddress: National Hi-way, Pallocan Silangan, Batangas City (near SM City)
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 984–1109 / 723 – 6239
8. Basilica of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception – Batangas CityAddress: M. H. Del Pilar St., Batangas City
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 723-1484
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9. Parish of the Immaculate Conception – BauanAddress: Kap Ponso St., Bauan Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 727-1367
10. Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face – Sta. TeresitaAddress: Sta. Teresita, Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 772-0333
11. Minor Basilica of St. Martin of Tours – Taal"Asia's Biggest Catholic Church"
Address: Poblacion, Taal Batangas
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12. Our Lady of Caysasay – TaalAddress: Labac, Taal, Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 421-3035
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13. Parish of St. Raphael – CalacaAddress: Poblacion, Calaca Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 424-0351
14. Parish of the Immaculate Conception – Balayan"A National Cultural Treasure"
Address: Plaza Mabini St., Balayan Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 211-4371
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15. St. Francis Xavier Parish Church – NasugbuAddress: JP Laurel St., Nasugbu Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 931-5186
16. Chapel of the Transfiguration – NasugbuAddress: Caleruega Rd., Brgy. Kaylaway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas
Phone/Contact Number: (043) 706-0348 / (0921) 270-9890 / (0921) 830-4226
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Suggested RouteFrom Manila, you could start on the eastern side of Batangas by visiting the church in Sto. Tomas then proceed southwards to Tanauan, Lipa, San Jose and Batangas City. Afterwards, you could proceed westward to the towns of Bauan, Sta. Teresita, Taal, Calaca and all the way to Balayan. Then go northwards to Nasugbu and then back to Manila.
This list of churches can serve as your guide in planning a Visita Iglesia in Batangas this Lenten Season. If you're planning to stay in Batangas during holy week, click HERE to SEARCH for Hotels and Resorts in Batangas!
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