Tagaytay is one of my favorite places in the Philippines. It is a quick daytrip from Manila which is almost a world away with its green valleys and fresh air, endless choices of sumptuous food, a variety of activities to pass the time and a relaxing view of the famous Taal Volcano.
Not too far away from the busier Tagaytay is Caleruega Church, famous with engaged couples and a common detour trip from Tagaytay. While I have been hearing about this quaint church since my college days, I never had the chance to go, until my vacation in 2013.
Caleruega Church is located off the main road but is accessible. It is located on top of a mountain which contributes to the scenic and calming ambiance of the church.
Not just a church, Caleruega also boasts of a breathtaking view of the verdant hills in its surroundings and a well-maintained park adding to the charm of this church on the sky.
There is a koi pond, wooden bridge, hanging bridge and a lot more attractions of the church park. It is easy to be lost in time, being de-stressed as you walk the church grounds.
While every corner is a perfect photo op spot, more importantly, one breathes in a calm and renewed feeling, away from the worries, hustle and bustle of living. One gains the benefits of communing with nature and with God, within and without the confines of the Caleruega Church.
Sometimes it is the heart that burns, white hot and fervent... smiling, eager for the resurrection ~ Kate Mullane Robertson
Caleruega, The Transfiguration Chapel
Address: Brgy. Kaylaway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas
How to Get There:
From Tagaytay City, Rotonda, follow the Aguinaldo Highway that leads to Nasugbu. Turn left at the Evercrest Golf Club right after the Welcome Nasugbu arch. Follow the signs to Caleruega.