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If you are looking for a Super Place to RELAX, CLEAR your MIND, and REFLECT to PLAN FOR THE FUTURE, you have a gem in Rica Regina! It is nestled on a mountain about 2-2.5 hours east of Manila and provides the perfect contrast to...More
Strict dress code. If you’re wearing shorts or sleeveless, they lend you a shawl to cover yourself while you’re on the grounds.
There are masses every day.
There is a columbarium.
Colossal statue is on a hill, but for those who find it difficult to...More
I visited Regina Rica twice - March 2015 and May 2018. I noticed several changes. One is the mantle is expanded for more people to accommodate inside. Cafes, religious stores have branches near the statue, and other areas will open soon.
Lenten season is the...More
We arrived around 2:30 pm on a Friday afternoon. Had to pay the entrance fee and parked our car. At the Orientation Center, we had to pay again for the shuttle that would take us to the Statue of Virgin Mary.
The views are beautiful,...More
The Philippines is quite known for its Marian piety and this place is a testament to this piety. It boasts of sprawling grounds and a giant statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many people, of all ages and status, flock to this place. It's a...More
It was a little farther than I expected, driving thru zigzag roads to get to Regina Rica from Antipolo. We got there around 2 pm on a Thursday so it was relatively quiet.
My elderly mom was with us so when we got to the...More
Plan your visit on weekdays (except for Tuesday - closed). Saturday and Sunday can be a bit crowded. Park near the entrance. There are shuttles available in the grounds. Go up the hill first where you see a 71 foot image of Mama Mary. Upon...More