Thursday, March 12, 2015

Immaculate Conception Parish, Balayan, Batangas

Immaculate Conception Parish
I was born in Tuy (pronounced as Tu-Wi), Batangas but we moved to Manila when I was in Grade 2.  But we visit the province regularly.  In one of our visits, I took a photo of the Immaculate Conception Parish, which is listed as one of the National Cultural Treasure by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.  There is also a school attached to the church.

Also know as the Balayan Parish, this is one of the many churches in Batangas that you can visit for Visita Iglesia.

Quick Facts About Balayan:source
  • Balayan was a Philippine province for 151 years (1581-1732). 
  • It was the first municipality in Southern Tagalog and the first province in Southern Luzon. 
  • It was also the cradle of Christianity and seat of civilization in the region during the early centuries. 
  • Although Parada ng Lechon is its most celebrated event, Bagoong is Balayan’s recognized main product.

How to get to Batangas from Manila:
on private vehicle:
From Manila via SLEX,  take the Sta. Rosa toll exit, then Tagaytay City. At the boundary or after the Tagaytay City Marker, turn left to go to Calaca, Lemery, San Luis and Taal.  From Nasugbu Highway, take right at the Palico Junction to go to Calatagan, Lian and Nasugbu and turn left to go Tuy, Balayan and Calaca.
on public transport:
There are bus terminals in Cubao and Pasay Area.  For vans, go to the terminal at the back of Metropoint Hotel near the Kabayan Hotel.

I'm on my way...

This post first appeared on To Be. To Be. Tutubi.

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