Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our Lady of Caysasay Church @ Taal, Batangas

Some of the best kept-secrets lie in a small package. That certainly holds true with Our Lady of Caysasay Church in Barrio Labac, Taal, Batangas. From the outside, the church is humble and plain looking but once you see the interiors, you will simply be mesmerized.

The present church is a rebuilt version of the one that housed the Nuestra Senora de Caysasay, a miraculous image of the virgin that has guided the town since the 1600s. Originally built in 1639, the church was damaged by the eruption of Taal Volcano and an earthquake. It was later restored and improved by Father Marcos Anton with the interiors painted by Cesar Aberoni.

Just few minutes walk from the Church is the Santa Lucia Twin Wells. The waters from the wells are said to be miraculous and has healing powers. The wells are located on what was left of a stone-arch that has an engraved sculpture of Our Lady of Caysasay destroyed also by the eruption of Taal Volcano in the 1800s.

Our Lady of Caysasay Church's Facade


Old Bricked Walls


Humble Walkways


Impressive Centuries-Old Deco-Art


Amazing Painted Ceiling


Painted Jesus on the Cross


Miraculous Ruins


Sta Lucia Twin Wells

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22 comments:

  1. Really amazing photos! I like the Humble Walk photo! Great work!

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  2. i like the simplicity of this church small but as you've said small package with some of the best kept secrets.

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  3. sigh. why are the interiors of some churches looks alike???

    Happy New Year to you and to your family. May 2010 bring you more blessings and happiness!

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  4. the frescoes are so European...ganda! the ruins are also beautiful.

    i hope you had a wonderful Christmas. wishing you and your family a healthy and more wealthy New Year!:p

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  5. The tile work is fabulous. I am really hoping I would be able to see all these lovely churches you have been featuring.

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  6. sure is a great church and i love the fact that is in a place which is not crowded......

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  7. It's good to see the other pictures that were not featured in other blogs, especially that painting of Jesus on the cross.

    Happy holidays!

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  8. do people make wishes in both wells?

    happy new year!

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  9. Whoa! The inside sure is a surprise! Very beautiful.

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  10. I like the fresco on the ceiling. Impressively executed!

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  11. I like the old Bricked Walls. Cool..

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  12. The interior of the church is truly impressive. Happy New Year.

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  13. Miss going there... one of these days! Nice photo as usual :) Happy new year!

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  14. Beautiful church! And the last two photos are nice too! : )

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  15. Happy New Year!!! :D Pretty pretty pics yet again! :D

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  16. Landmarks like this should really be preserved because they will be treasures for generations to come.

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  17. Hi Norman! Wonderful post; sometimes treasures are just around but you need eyes to notice... ;)

    Blogtrotter has reached the January 2009 trips! Not bad; just one year delay... ;)
    Enjoy and enter 2010 in great shape! Wish you all the best for the New Year!!!

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  18. New Year's Day is every man's birthday. Happy New Year Everyone.....

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  19. LS: Those were beautiful skies over a neat church.

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  20. Those churches are beautiful.

    Thank you for your special comment on my site and I wish you a wonderful New Year.

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  21. reminds me of the california mission architectural style which of course was influenced by Spanish. beautiful beautiful.

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  22. Nice pics of Caysasay church in Taal Batangas..

    I missed my place

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