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    Baras Church
    Baras Church is one of the oldest in the area, having been completed in 1686. The first church in Baras was built by the Franciscans in 1595. The town of Baras was transferred to Ibayo in 1682. It was the Jesuits who administered the parish from 1616 to 1679. The interior of the church was simply done. The altar and lecterns store artifacts unearthened beneath the church.

    Location: San Jose St., Baras
    How to get there: Take the Antipolo by-pass to reach the town proper.
    Walking distance from the poblacion.
    Travel time: 1 ½ hours' drive from Mandaluyong City

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    Boso-Boso Ruin Church
    A remnant of a centuries-old church which was destroyed during the Second World War. It stands in the gradeur of old stones with wild vines and plants growing on top of the church.

    Location: Barangay Boso-Boso, Antipolo
    How to get there: A 45 minute ride by jeepney from the town proper will bring you to the ruins.
    Travel time: 45 minutes

    St. Jerome Church
    St. Jerome Church which stands high above the town of Morong, was built in 1615 by Chinese craftmen as evidence by the two Chinese lions sculptured at the entrance to the steep driveway. It took three years to construct the church. The stone and the mortar church has a steps leading up to the front. The cross on the tower, is illuminated at night and can be seen clearly from the surrounding countryside. It has a tower in front about 100 feet high with the statue of St. Michael the Archangel on top. The three-storey façade which was built in 1850-1853 to support a new bell tower is one of the most splendid examples of baroque architecture in the Philippines. It is in graduated levels with a four-storey octagonal bell tower of European influence, and paired columns at the four exterior corners.

    Location: Barangay San Jose, Morong
    How to get there: Walking distance from the town proper

    Tanay Church
    Built in the 17th century. The construction of the stone church was completed in 1680 but by 1773 it had deteriorated. The church had to be demolished and rebuilt with good local stones from the Tanay quarry. The strong and solid structure standing today was completed in 1783 with slight restoration. The church is a mixture of Philippine colonial design and with some integration of baroque in the façade which has two layers of columns. The main entrance is flanked by lateral niches and the side portal has a elaborate designs. It has five altars with rococo designs. The main altar is silver-planted. The stations of the cross are made of wood relief structures.

    Location: Barangay Plaza Aldea, Tanay
    How to get there: Accessible by public transport from the town proper.

    Our Lady of Antipolo Shrine
    Antipolo is known to be the home of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buenviaje. History says this miraculous icon has sailed back and forth between Manila and Acapulco eight times and, on several occassions, was credited with saving her galleon from destruction by pirates and Dutch and British blockades. The galleon's safe arrivals were attributed to the miraculous powers of the statuette. It was on 26 November 1626 when the Blessed Virgin from Acapulco was canonized by the Arcbishop of Manila, Michael O'Doherty. Thousands of devotees pay homage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

    Location: Town proper of Antipolo
    How to get there: Walking distance from the bus and jeepneys terminal
    Travel time : 1 ½ hours' from Manila

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