Batangas: Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel

Located in Nasugbu in the province of Batangas, Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is the most photographed part of the Caleruega Retreat Center. 

Also known as the Hilltop Chapel, Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is actually a replica of the original chapel of the Dominican Order in Caleruega, Spain. The chapel is a famous spot for prenupt photo shoots and weddings. The chapel could accommodate around 200 people (bride, groom and priest included.) What I like about the chapel is the way it becomes one with nature yet stand out among its surroundings. 
The beautiful brick facade is ideal for you prenupt pics
Church facade
Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is also starting to gain fame among the pilgrims. However, getting to its location is quite challenging. Aside from some inaccurate details provided by Google Maps, the road heading to the retreat center isn't that well maintained. However, once you reach your destination all of those would surely be forgiven.
Church interior
Since the chapel is within the Caleruega Retreat Center, I might as well write about it. For me, the whole vicinity of the retreat center could pass for a mini eco-park. If you'd walk around you'd see koi ponds, plants and trees of different species and not to mention the worm farm. (yup you heard that right.) 
the altar with the beautiful stained windows
My friends praying for the safety of the group before heading to Mt. Batulao
inside the chapel
That's the stained window that you see from the outside
Nature area
The large Kois in the pond of the nature area

The hanging bridge
The other chapel in the vicinity of the Caleruega
Nature lovers would surely enjoy taking a stroll on the walkways surrounded by shrubs, trees and koi ponds. Photographers would enjoy taking snap shots of different sceneries around the retreat center. Pilgrims on the other hand would enjoy their pilgrimage using the native-inspired Stations of the Cross.

The Native-inspired Stations of the Cross



No wonder, some friends who participated in retreats in Caleruega brought home with them plenty of wonderful stories and pictures (not to mention the creepy tales too but that my dear readers is another story)

Contact Info:
0921-830-4226 and 0921-270-9890

Getting there:

If you're going to Caleruega, make sure that you bring your car. I have no details yet of any public transportation that could bring you there.
Follow this sign
From Manila, drive to Nasugbu but make sure that you'd use the route that would make you pass Tagaytay City and Amadeo. After passing through the said places keep an eye out for the Nasugbu Welcome Arch. From there the road to Caleruega is just a few minutes away (granting it's not traffic). Turn left and enter Evercrest Golf Course and continue driving until you reach the fork. Turn right and continue driving until you reach the end of the road which is also the entrance to the vicinity of Caleruega Retreat Center.*

note: prepare a P30 entrance fee per head.

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