Religious Spots in Baguio

Travel Philippines

Oct 28, 2020

If you find yourself wanting to explore the more spiritual side of Baguio City, here are a few religious sites you may want to check out! Whether it’s a Marian Pilgrimage, a Sunday sermon, or a bit of zen that you’re after, Baguio has an interesting church for you.

Baguio Cathedral

Credits to: Daniel's Eco-Travles

The Baguio Cathedral, also known as Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its twin spires, pink exterior, and stained glass windows stand out, attracting visitors and devotees alike. Its vast and decorative interior will stay with you as photographic memories all throughout your trip!

Another interesting tidbit? The Baguio Cathedral served as an evacuation center during the 2nd World War!

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Credits to: Trip Hobo

Visiting the grotto especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday has been a tradition for Catholic Filipinos who walk up the 252 steps, light a candle at the altar, and offer a prayer for their loved ones. There are only two ways to get to the top of the grotto: you either climb or drive a light vehicle through a narrow and steep road.

Can’t reach the top? Some vendors are willing to pray on your behalf if you don’t have much time or strength. But if you do find the motivation and inspiration to make it up to the grotto, you not only get rewarded with a view and a prayer, you can treat yourself to a strawberry taho, too!

Bell Church

Credits to: La Trinidad Gov't

Bell Church is a Taoist temple that is tucked away from the usual grind of the city. If you are looking for peace of mind and tranquility in your day, visiting this temple might just give you the zen you need. A striking pagoda welcomes you to beautifully landscaped gardens and lotus ponds with accents of bells, dragons, and flags to lift your spirits in an instant!

While photography is not allowed inside the temple, what you wish to take home aren’t photographs, but memories of the feeling of peace. This is truly a hidden gem!

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