Lucban, Quezon

Lucban Quezon is known for the Pahiyas Festival and tourists flock the town to enjoy the festival. Here are the other places to see in Lucban.

San Luis Obispo Parish Church

A baroque design, Lucban Church or San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church is a Roman Catholic church under the Diocese of Lucena. The construction of the church begins in 1595 under Father Miguel de Talavera. In 1629, the first church was ruined and the second church was established on its present site but was caught on fire. The third church was rebuilt in 1738 but was partially damaged by a bomb in 1945.

Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel

Since we were kids, Batis Aramin had been around where we go swimming in the cold spring water coming from the Mountain of Banahaw. In the present, it has evolved as a tourist attraction and as accommodation for visitors of Lucban

Kamay ni Hesus

A pilgrimage site which is 15 minutes away from the town of Lucban, for more information please check my older post.

Historical Markers

In 2011, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines unveiled the Km 134 Battle of Piis Memorial Marker. There are other historical artifacts that can be seen in Lucban, like the remnants of the Fuente del Binusuan Stone Marker and Fuente de Bamban.

Rizal Park and Municipal City Hall

It is a small park in front of the Municipal City Hall and the oldest park in Lucban. The Municipal Hall is also an old building. Within the vicinity of Rizal Park is the Patio Rizal Hotel.

Falls

1. Taluyong Falls
2. Mayapis Falls
3. Pilipit Falls
4. Abuhin Falls
5. No Name Falls
6. Puki Falls
7. Asana falls
8. Lanot Falls
9. Hangga Falls

I had been to the different falls in our province but I never knew their names before. Two of the falls were near the land of my ancestors in Barangay Piis. The trekking will start where there is Maapon river. I knew the Maapon river, but I think locals started calling them.

Mount Banahaw

You can also go mountain climbing to Mount Banaha, but please check with the tourism office of Lucban for details. Or to also preserve the mountain, it’s also good to just look at it from afar.

Kamay ni Hesus

My motherโ€™s hometown is in Lucban, Quezon. My memories are filled with so many good things about Lucban especially during Holy Week and the San Isidro de Labrador Festival every 15th of May. One remarkable attraction for Catholic devotees was the construction of Kamay ni Hesus or Hand of Jesus Shrine, only a few kilometers from the town of Lucban.

Kamay ni Hesus

Kamay ni Hesus was built in 2002. It is one of the most visited sacred grounds and a pilgrimage site not just during the Lenten Season but almost every day. People flocked the Shrine to repent, give thanks, pray for healing, to be blessed, hear mass and to visit the different sites. The Shrine includes the Via Dolorosa Grotto, Healing Church, Noahโ€™s Ark, Sea of Galilee, Holy Family Park and the Pastoral Center founded by the Healing Priest, Fr. Joey Faller.
It is one of the top destinations in Lucban and in Quezon Province.

And like me who came from Manila and the rest of the Teope clan in Lucban, we would take time to go to Kamay ni Hesus. Iโ€™m not sure how many times we experienced climbing the 305 steps grotto to reach the 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ.

From the top, you could see a breathtaking view of the town nearby.

To know more about Quezon Province, please see other posts Gumaca, Quezon, Borawan Island Beach, Quezon, Dampalitan Island, Padre Burgos, Quezon Calauag, Quezon

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