Devotees flock to Baclaran Church during Wednesday of every week.
Located at the Southern part of the metro, the National Shrine of Perpetual Help or Baclaran Church is notable for drawing Catholic devotees during Wednesdays. It is also one of the country’s largest Marian Churches honoring the Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The church can seat up to 2,000 churchgoers and can accommodate around 11,000 standing people on Baclaran Days.
Some of the devotees include famous personalities, celebrities, politicians, and influencers.
7. St. Joseph Parish/Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church (Las Piñas)
The church has been a witness to numerous concerts with the bamboo organ at the center of the celebration.
The world-renowned Bamboo Organ Church in Las Piñas is just 30 minutes away from Baclaran. Completed by Father Diego Cera, the unique organ pipes was originally made out of bamboo which is a staple product of the city during the Spanish era. It was declared as a National Historical Treasure in 2003 for being the oldest and largest bamboo organ in the world.
Visitors can take a glimpse of the church’s history through the Antillan House which serves as the entrance to the Bamboo Organ Foundation, Inc., with a museum on the side, the Adoration Chapel and a souvenir shop.
Visita Iglesia is a good opportunity to repent and, at the same time, recognize these relics of the bygone times which played big roles in our country’s early history. Start preparing your guide and tick off the list, one church at a time.
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Photos/Images are from the official websites and Facebook pages of featured Churches except for the Bamboo Organ Church which is from the Lumang Simbahan Facebook page.