Caleruega Church
Caleruega Church
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  • Missy Heart Villanueva
    3 contributions
    Must Visit This Place
    The caleruega church is an affordable place for a tourist, they don’t have an entrance fee but you can donate for the environment, any amount will do. This church is on top of the hill in nasugbu, batangas, it is good for a wedding venue for its perfect view. Caleruega church is also known as the Transfiguration Chapel. The transportation in this church is very good because they offer a rental tricycle where in they can fetch you from the highway to the church and the other way around. This is one of the perfect place to visit if you love environment and a perfect spiritual atmosphere
    Visited April 2021
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2021
  • mzzyap
    2,531 contributions
    Hellish road leading to a beautiful church
    We saw guests running late for a wedding at Calaruega Church, but couldn't speed up for fear of messing up their suspension and tires. I could hear them cussing in my mind, haha. If you drive a 4X4, that rough road would be child's play. If you're forced to drive slow like us, just enjoy the sight of Mt Batulao. Fyi, the church's parking fee is PHP40 per vehicle, plus PHP30 entrance fee per person.
    Visited June 2022
    Written June 12, 2022
  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,235 contributions
    Spiritual oasis immersed in Nature
    Named after the birthplace of St. Dominic de Guzman in Spain, Caleruega is great for retreats, recollections, renewal, and other spiritual exercises. The whole place is immersed in Nature and supports the idea "close to Nature, closer to God". Among the places you can visit, there's the Transfiguration Chapel (which is a favorite venue for wedding), the Tent Chapel, a hanging bridge, koi ponds surrounded by lush gardens and bridges, an Eco Teatro, the so-called "Dominican Steps", an old Dominical friary (now a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Manaog near the parking lot), etc. The road leading to Caleruega from the main road (Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway) is in a bad state. It's rough and full of potholes. Once you reach the main entrance, you'll have to pay Php 30 per head for a maintenance fee and Php 40 for the parking fee.
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 3, 2022
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baroom
Mississauga, Canada2,159 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
After an al fresco breakfast with family friends at Lawa Cafe, Caleruega was our next stop. Our friends have been to Caleruega a few times but this was my family's first ever visit. For a popular wedding venue and tourist destination, the access road leading to this place was unpaved and very rough. At the entrance, we stopped to pay both parking fee (P40) and entrance fee (P30/person) while the guard gave us purple wristbands to wear while in the premises.

Our rental van driver let us off at the side entrance which was on the left side of the Transfiguration Chapel. We saw there was a midmorning wedding about to take place so we only took a quick peek inside. Outside the chapel, we went down the Dominican Steps and unexpectedly gave ourselves a good stair workout. We spent the next two hours exploring Caleruega's beautiful grounds. We took photos everywhere... the cauldron or "kawa" water fountain, walkways above the koi fish ponds, hanging bridge, Tent Chapel... We even saw a bunch of creatures I don't remember seeing before such as Philippine dragon flying lizard or "hambubukag," cicada and red maya. A tame mutt dog also followed us as we rested in the Tent Chapel. We did not encounter a lot of other visitors during this Monday visit. Except for the wedding party back at the Transfiguration Chapel, our photos had no errant strangers in them.

Do wear comfortable shoes and expect to do a lot of walking and stair climbing while in Caleruega. Lots of bloodthirsty mosquitoes around so either cover up or apply insect repellant to avoid being feasted on. Washroom fee costs P10/person.
Written 24 September 2023
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,235 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Named after the birthplace of St. Dominic de Guzman in Spain, Caleruega is great for retreats, recollections, renewal, and other spiritual exercises. The whole place is immersed in Nature and supports the idea "close to Nature, closer to God". Among the places you can visit, there's the Transfiguration Chapel (which is a favorite venue for wedding), the Tent Chapel, a hanging bridge, koi ponds surrounded by lush gardens and bridges, an Eco Teatro, the so-called "Dominican Steps", an old Dominical friary (now a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Manaog near the parking lot), etc.

The road leading to Caleruega from the main road (Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway) is in a bad state. It's rough and full of potholes. Once you reach the main entrance, you'll have to pay Php 30 per head for a maintenance fee and Php 40 for the parking fee.
Written 3 July 2022
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mzzyap
Philippines2,531 contributions
Jun 2022
We saw guests running late for a wedding at Calaruega Church, but couldn't speed up for fear of messing up their suspension and tires. I could hear them cussing in my mind, haha. If you drive a 4X4, that rough road would be child's play. If you're forced to drive slow like us, just enjoy the sight of Mt Batulao. Fyi, the church's parking fee is PHP40 per vehicle, plus PHP30 entrance fee per person.
Written 12 June 2022
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Ruiz00011
Manila, Philippines6 contributions
May 2021
Got here with friends and we enjoyed each second even if its when we encountered some wedding and much but still enjoyed the tranquility of the place
Written 25 April 2022
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Missy Heart Villanueva
3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
The caleruega church is an affordable place for a tourist, they don’t have an entrance fee but you can donate for the environment, any amount will do. This church is on top of the hill in nasugbu, batangas, it is good for a wedding venue for its perfect view. Caleruega church is also known as the Transfiguration Chapel. The transportation in this church is very good because they offer a rental tricycle where in they can fetch you from the highway to the church and the other way around. This is one of the perfect place to visit if you love environment and a perfect spiritual atmosphere
Written 23 May 2021
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Bochock
Luzon, Philippines4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I attended my friend's wedding here. The place was quiet and conducive for praying. Going here, however, was difficult for my sedan because the road was rocky and had many pot holes.
Written 4 January 2020
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Steph Reyes
Doha, Qatar42 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We enjoyed visiting this sanctuary, nature and church is always the best places to visit. We spent an afternoon there, taking lots of pictures as the view is wonderful. Snacks and drinks are available around too. It’s worth the trip!
Written 29 December 2019
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Charles H
Red Deer, Canada63 contributions
Sep 2019
This church and grounds have a spiritual feel. Extremely tranquil! If you like old architecture Spanish influence, this is a place to visit. The grounds have beautiful butterflies flying around and wonderful flowers. There are even spruce trees in this area. Would love to visit again, when it is not raining.
Written 19 September 2019
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AnnOffTheRoad
Manila, Philippines54 contributions
Jun 2019
If you want some place to meditate or to think through your decisions; or maybe you just want to find some place to be alone and feel peaceful - this is the place to be. You can pray and think at your own pace. Every part of it is really one with nature.
Written 11 September 2019
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nilegarden
Manila, Philippines58 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Part of our iterinary is to go to church, first option is to visit Taal church but it is quite far from Tagaytay.through the great recommendation of a good friend we went to this Church. The road going to this church are quite rough, when You enter the gate You will feel the solemnity of the place. Quite and peaceful... Beautiful landscape and masterpiece architectural design. Perfect place for the wedding.. Very clean and well maintained place.
Written 21 August 2019
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