Baler Catholic Church

Baler Catholic Church

Baler Catholic Church
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Tandrima
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A serene place to visit and had a rich history of Spanish colonization.Built in 1611 and renovated later in 1896 by Dona Aurora Quezon.
Written 27 February 2020
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Malou B
Quezon City, Philippines2,148 contributions
May 2019 • Business
this is a small quaint church which can be a worship stop for reflection for tourists. This is worth visiting because of its religious and historical significance.
Written 9 July 2019
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Glamgc
81 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This quaint church was part of the list of day tours in Baler. We decided to go back the next day to participate during the early morning Sunday mass as we plan to leave for Manila by late morning to avoid traffic.

The native churchgoers were very friendly and there were smiles all round. We did not feel like outsiders because of the warmth of their smiles. The Offertory was a pleasant surprise as you can opt to stand in line and bring your offering in front to the priest.

Overall, mass was very lively and there is a sense of belonging. One of the member of the Knights of Columbus gladly offered to show us the way to the market where we can buy Baler goodies to take home with us. The extra mile was very much appreciated!
Written 3 July 2019
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Monica Cruz
Manila, Philippines247 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
It's a small historical church with a simple and beautiful interior. It may be noticed that there were renovations done in the church since it's already a century old. If you happen to visit the museum first, you will see the original look of the church before its renovation.
Written 2 July 2019
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GioRamos
Pasig, Philippines86 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The church speaks volumes of history and provincial charm, though you would be surprised at its small size.
Written 5 June 2019
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weng3
Staten Island, NY51 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
First time to visit in the church...nice place...its simple...we wish because its first time to visit
Written 27 May 2019
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irenevff
Bulacan Province, Philippines3,892 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
we were there on good friday so a lot of parishioners were inside this church. it's more than a century old and has undergone a lot of renovations.

there's nothing much to say about this church really. it's an ordinary worship place that has a lot of parking space.
Written 27 April 2019
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Eloie Explorer
112 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Overshadowed by the Quezon Park & Baler Museum, tourists passing thru quickly in Baler can overlook Baler Catholic Church.
Not as immense as other historical churches in the Philippines, Baler Catholic Church speaks of a quiet testament to a life long-forgotten in a Filipino town which retains the atmosphere of the past as it transforms to a modern city as tourists start to flock.
Written 26 April 2019
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EdgarAntonio
Manila106 contributions
Jun 2018
It is a small Roman Catholic Church located behind the plaza across the museum. It maybe easy to miss, but just walk around and you can find it.
Written 2 October 2018
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leah
Mandaluyong, Philippines763 contributions
May 2018 • Family
If you you've watched the movie, then you'll have an idea why. It's almost unthinkable today that there was a time that news traveled at a snail's pace. For months, a handful of Spanish soldiers still believed that the war wasn't over and Spain still owned the Philippines. And for almost a year, they stayed in this church holding on to this belief because they did not know any better.

This tiny church played an unwilling host to these soldiers for months! In the end though they needed to surrender, with almost half of them surrendering to disease and hunger earlier on. Even inside the church, I felt the smallness of it - I sort of understand how Goldilocks felt using the baby bear's furniture.

The church has been reconstructed several times. What stands now is postcard pretty, though the external structure essentially remains the same and some of the walls are said to be still the original. The retablo is simple and nothing extravagant to note. This exemplifies the place itself, Baler still (for the most part) somehow retains its provincial air, even if tons of tourists flock here especially during the summer. Hope it stays that way for a long, long time.
Written 31 May 2018
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