we were traveling on the edge of the hills along a zigzag path to a town next to Nagcarlan. little did we know that we were already on the foot of one the country's most sacred mountain. Mount Banahaw.we reached a town which rarely experience a sunny day out of the summer season. known to many as the sandal and shoe capital of the province of Laguna. this is the small highland town of Liliw.a short walk away from the shoe avenue is a beautiful brick church, which occupies a large flat area of the town. the foundation of the church was built as early as 1635 making stand there for over 300years now.a damaged part of the structure is still evident on its bell tower. one can appreciate its facade brick by brick.it has kept its aura as a brick church even in its interior. you will be surrounded by thousands of red piled bricks forming the church walls.the church altar was under repair when we were there. we were able to use the church meeting room for praying which was our main purpose there. there's also a prayer room beside the church where one can offer petitions. outside the church is a big parking space fit for the town. a beautiful view can be taken just infront of the church. as noticed by Theonoski, the church cross here is the same as the cross of the chapel of the underground cemetery. something that i didn't notice.special thanks to Theonoski for driving us going there along with travel buddy Orlan, Marvin, JC, Dan, Luke and Ian.
[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the whole church structure made up of bricks and a small prayer room perfectly suited for silent personal prayer.
[why i should go back] >>> it's one good stop for a visita iglesia during the season of lent.trip rate:
road quality: 3.5
church facade: 4.0
church interior: 3.0
church plaza: 3.0
church location: 4.0
historical background: 3.5