Mount Banahaw - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Mount Banahaw
MOUNT BANAHAW, AN OLD VOLCANO, is considered a holy mountain; a keeper of secrets, stories, and cults. Filipinos make the journey to Banahaw’s slopes in an effort to restore their vitality and spiritual health. Belief in its powers draws pilgrims from all over the country year-round, culminating in huge gatherings and en masse rituals during Holy Week (Easter).
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8.38km from Mount Banahaw
Also known as San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church, Lucban Church follows the style of Baroque architecture with features of Corinthian columns and niches on its facade. Its interiors meanwhile are washed with colorful frescoes on its walls and ceiling. The church was established by Franciscan priests in 1578 and was elevated as a parish in 1595. Lucban Church weathered several wreckages from a fire, bomb, and earthquake, but was subsequently rebuilt thereafter.
Mount San Cristobal
8.77km from Mount Banahaw
A dormant volcano which was located in the heart of Quezon and it is also considered as the Devil's mountain in Filipino folklore. The view from here is truly astonishing and it is one of the finest trekking destinations in this area.
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church
12.06km from Mount Banahaw
One of the famous old roman catholic church which was located in Quezon. The main features of the church include the old baptistery located at the first floor of the four-story church belfry that contains old bells. Connected to the left side of the main structure is the 1922 convent that was erected during the term of Fr. Policarpio Trinidad. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centres in this area.
Villa Escudero Museum
18.07km from Mount Banahaw
The Escuderos have been a well-known family in Quezon since the late 1800s. The museum contains the private collections of the family from their local travels and from around the world. It was started by Arsenio and Rosario Escudero and passed on to the living generations of the family. The assorted collections include, among others, religious artifacts, Chinese porcelain, antique furniture, ethnic clothing, relics from the Second World War, clothes of Philippine presidents, butterfly collection
28.5km from Mount Banahaw
The mountain is in the Batangas and in the Quezon Province of Luzon Island, approximately 70 km south of Manila. The mountain is a 15 km long volcanic range, stretching in a north-south direction. It is the main attraction of the southern Tagalog landscape. This mountain is densely covered with an intact tropical forest. It was one of the beautiful trekking destinations in Quezon and a lot of people visit this place every year.
40.66km from Mount Banahaw
Mount Tagapo is in Talim Island in Binangonan, Rizal. It is located at the heart of the largest lake in the Philippines, Laguna de Bay. Locals call it ‘Mt. Susong Dalaga’ because from the towns of Laguna, you can spot the peak of Tagapo, which has the form of a young woman’s breast. It has an elevation of 438 meters above sea level and is the highest point of Talim Island.The island can be reached by taking a boat ride from Pritil Port in Binangonan.