Sunday, August 15, 2010

Choose Pili

As the day near its end, and after spending some time at CWC, we decided to pay visit to Pili Church which is just a few minutes drive away from CWC. Officially called the Church of the Parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, this Church looks so beautiful in a dusky setting.

The combination of stone bricks and white painted columns which covered the entirety of the church and its belfry made this church somewhat modernly unique. Even its polished wooden door added elegance to the holy structure. Too bad, the Church was closed and we tried to find our way around it trying to ask people around if we can enter the Church but it seems that no one is inside the church and no one knows where we can get permission. Anyway, we just content ourselves wih taking photos of the facade and the grounds. Maybe next time we could go in. Here are some shots:

The church of the Parish of St. Raphael the Archangel aka Pili Church


The Church's Belfry


Pretty Spanish Door


The Church's Side


Statue of San Lorenzo Ruiz


The Front Shade


The Church Nearing Dark


How to go there? Pili is the capital of Camarines Sur and it is where the airport is located. By air, it is just an hour away from Manila. By land, aircon buses usually depart in Cubao to Pili and cost from Php 600 to Php 850 depending on the type of bus you are going to take. Ordinary buses cost from Php 400 to Php 450. Alternatively, you can take the buses going to Legazpi, Daraga, Tabaco or Sorsogon because they will pass by Pili.

20 comments:

  1. the tiled stone facade is beautiful. although this church doesn't look old, it's reminiscent of the old fortresses. terrific shots.

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  2. marami bang pili sa Pili?

    im biased when it comes to old churches. gusto ko yung mukha talagang nilulumot na.

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  3. Isa lang ang ibig ipahiwatig ng church sau atty. wala kang dalang bride kaya no means na mabuksan. jokes. kaya next time magdala ka na ng bride to be. Unique yung structure niya, modern ang dating.

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  4. Church on this sunday morning. Very nice!

    Wha a coincidence coz Im going to our local church in a mo'.

    Have a blessed Sunday!

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  5. the churches in the phil are very interesting in their designs. i wished you found it open so you can see and we can see the interiors.

    i can't understand why some churches (here mostly) close during the day after their services. where would people go if they want to sit and talk to GOD?

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  6. madalas ko lang madaan ang lugar ng pili, pag namamasyal kami dati sa legazpi. matagal na panahon nayun.

    namiss ko rin ang pagkain ng pili.;)

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  7. pinakamagandang statue yata to ni lorenzo na nakita ko.

    last leg na ba to? dami mong napuntahan sa byaheng to.

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  8. wow nice :) very special to what the churches i have been seeing in europe and now in brazil... but quite similar to those churches in south of italy or east of spain lol

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  9. The church look very neatly built. Love the beautiful designs and colour of it.

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  10. This church looks different from those you have earlier featured. Looks new and neat.

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  11. Nice church!

    Very good photos! :)

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  12. Yes been here when we went to Tabako noon pang 80's. Matagal na yon .. marami na ang pinag bago..
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  13. Cool looking Church, kung malapit lang ito sa CWC eh dapat sigurong mabisita rin ito.

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  14. Great collection of church shots here. I'm following your blog now.

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  15. wonderful spanish door;
    charming old church.
    question is, when will i ever experience bicol?

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  16. Looks like a cool place to visit after doing adventures in Camsur Watersports Complex.

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  17. This church looks very unique to me!

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  18. modern looking church, such a contrast with the Spanish architecture but equally pretty though.

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  19. That color combination is quite appealing for a church - a drastic departure from the usual colors we see.

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