Marian Orchard

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teacher dory
19 contributions
Amazing Beauty
Apr 2019
The place is somewhat amazing. It is beautiful starting from the entrance. You will be greeted by beautiful flowers and amazing landscape. The cool breeze of the place will push you to go around the big place even the sun is shinning bright.
During our visit, there's a lot of guest. However, the staff at the registration area, has a system of accommodating guest fast and easy. At a lower cost of entrance fee, you will see unexpected beauty inside.

The structures are good and historical. It seems your at the place where god and goddess meet. You can watch a presentation how the place was created, developed and opened to the public.

The place is recommended for all types of visitors. If you are a Catholic, you can go to the chapel and feel its serenity and be inspired by the numerous bells. If you are not, you can have more time to take pictures and rest at the benches constructed in front of the landscaped garden.

There are few food stall in this area. However, you can dine to restaurants before or after visiting the place.
Written 3 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

etteda24
Metro Manila, Philippines153 contributions
Beautiful place
Aug 2019 • Family
There is an entrance donation of P80.00 on weekends and P50.00 on weekdays, but Senior citizens enjoy a rate of P50.00 regardless if it’s a weekday or weekend. We attended the Sunday Mass in their small chapel, which was also conducted in Filipino. After the Mass, we took lots of photos of the beautiful Marian Orchard. It’s a place worth seeing and taking photos.
Written 8 August 2019
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Travel Journey
Dubai, United Arab Emirates587 contributions
MUST VISIT
Dec 2018 • Family
its a beautiful church for praying ,Place of worship located in Balete, Batangas, Philippine.Must Visit this Church
Written 18 May 2019
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pochay cruz
Las Pinas, Philippines867 contributions
Must-see
Apr 2019 • Family
The place was gorgeous even though it was night time already. Flowers were in full bloom and it was full moon as well it made the place more amazing and dramatic. Inside you would never imagine you're in the Philippines. We went there for our traditional bisita iglesia and it was worth it. Kindly take note water is not allowed inside the premises but they have stall that sells them though. I think the best time to visit is late in the afternoon so it wont be too hot.
Written 21 April 2019
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dmenace7
Manila, Philippines5 contributions
A place for Solemnity
Dec 2018 • Family
Need to reflect? Unwind? Refresh? Or Just simply pray...
Marian Orchard is the place for you to be solemn...
Its an hour and fifty minutes drive from Luneta Park (0 kilometer point) during an early morning saturday drive... Less traffic and easy way using a Waze App on a mobile phone.
Parking areas are available, Outside the gate and the sides of the street.
Awesome bougainvillea plants sorrounds the place, a chapel in which the mass is held is so classic and quite. Structures are of classic motiff designs. A great place also for Classic structures lovers...
If you may want to roam around the wilderness, it would be great seeing the stations of the cross beautifully sculptured. The apostles row is really amazing as to the sculptures quality..
Solemnity in a garden...
Written 3 December 2018
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leah
Mandaluyong, Philippines763 contributions
The twin hearts promenade is a work of art!
Oct 2018 • Friends
When I first saw this place I was filled with awe - this is in the Philippines?!

It's the first of its kind that I've ever been to at that time (about 5 years ago). My recent visit was still awe-inspiring and was actually better than the first one because there were very few people around (week day) and so the place was more beautiful in its serenity.

The Sacred Heart Chapel was too cute for those IG photos! The nearby tower with the Jesus Christ statue at the top afforded us an expansive view of the whole place when we first visited, but it was closed for climbers at the time of our recent visit.

A couple of dozen steps with an overhang of flowers will take you to the Rosariuum - excellent for meditation and praying.

But still my favorite was the twin hearts promenade - off to the right of which are a set of carillion - bells that I've not been privileged to hear ringing. It's wonderful to note that the promenade is lined with the statues of the apostles who worked their lives off to spread the Christian faith after the Resurrection. We owe them (and thousands of other missionaries) that we got to hear the Good News in these sun-kissed, but often typhoon-ravaged islands.

At the far end of the promenade is a small chapel of Mary Mediatrix of all Graces. Now though there is construction for a bigger, domed gazebo or chapel that reminded me a little bit of the Dome of the Rock. Maybe in a few months, construction will be finished and we'll know the true purpose of the structure.

You need at least an hour to go around the place - more if you want to stay and pray. If you can, don't visit during the Holy Week as this place teems with people which will ruin your plans to pray and meditate silently - and take wonderful pictures. A small fee of Php50 (about 1USD) is collected at the gate.

Wish there's a small souvenir shop though.
Written 7 November 2018
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia16,504 contributions
Give thanks to Our Lord, meditate and enjoy the stunning gardens
Oct 2018 • Friends
This Catholic shrine is set in beautiful, extensive gardens but be aware there are many steps to some attractions like the Via Crucix (Way of The Cross). (There are alternative ramps in some places).

Entry is by a donation of a most reasonable P50.

There is a cafe and restaurant on site.

The shrine is devoted to Christ's most blessed Mother, Our Lady but there are also life size statues of His journey to Calvary.

I observed stunningly beautiful medium sized butterflies enjoying nectar from flowering plants while forest birds could be heard but not seen.

Busiest day is Sunday. Close to Lake Taal and its eponymous town.
Written 13 October 2018
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Erika M
12 contributions
Solemn and great weather
Jan 2018 • Friends
Our visit here was so pleasant and the weather is nice and wonderful as you can see in my pictures. Great view. You need to check the schedule of Mass so you can attend. The rest rooms are not that clean though. But the place is clean and lovely. The whole experience is wonderful I must say I enjoy how they built the bell tower and maintain the trees. It's not yet fully done they arw e building parking lots as they have no parking yet. Will wait for more improvements and the finished areas under construction. Will be back here.
Written 17 September 2018
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L T
San Pedro, Philippines358 contributions
Marian visit
Jul 2018 • Friends
We recommend this place for pilgrims. A place for worship with schedule mass . There is also the station of the cross .
Written 19 July 2018
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Cecille C
20 contributions
Beautiful place for meditation and thanksgiving
Mar 2018
Easily accessible from the cities of Manila and Batangas. SLEX-Startolway-Exit Balete. Parking is along side the road, P 50 entrance fee ($1). Miniature Greek-inspired structures, Risen Christ (Brazil), Saints (Vatican), most of all the tropical flowers were abloom and made the place very colorful. The visitors must bring their trash with them. I didn't notice any trash bin. Many threw their refuse beside the road!
Written 1 April 2018
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