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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 prenuptial photoshoots 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 stands out among its surroundings. 
Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel

The beautiful brick facade is ideal for you prenup 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 snapshots 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 are 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 there's no 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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Comments

  1. This is a lovely chapel, I love all of the foliage around the building as well. Thanks for sharing all the info and photos with us!

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  2. That looks like an amazing place to visit

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    1. It is. Please do visit Caleruega if you have the chance.

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  3. this looks incredible! Sooo beautiful!

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  4. I like visiting chapels because of their architectures. These photos are amazing , nice places.

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    1. Thanks Anagha! I love visiting religious structures as well as it shows different architecture with a touch of the people's culture.

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  5. I love old Churches. These pictures are amazing.

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  6. These pictures looks awesome. I wanna go here. Thanks for the idea.

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  7. Awesome pictures. Truly historical.

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  8. This is an awesome post on Chapel and you have given detailed information that make us easy to make a plan and visit this place.

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  9. The photographs of the chapel are gorgeous. No wonder it is the most photographed chapel!

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  10. This is beautiful! I love brick face buildings, and that stained glass is amazing!

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    1. I agree with you. Caleruega's beauty is really enhanced by those.

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  11. This is such a beautiful chapel and all of the pictures are great and share a unique story.

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  12. What a lovely chapel! I definitely had to reread those part when you said worm farm haha, I like reading about these types of places

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  13. These photos are BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing your photo's and time there!

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  14. I would love to visit it. The architecture is just amazing. It's such a beautiful place

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  15. It's great learning about one of my destinations. Thanks for this

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