Visita Iglesia during holy week

I learned to appreciate the Visita Iglesia after doing it in Davao City many years ago while I'm still a graduating college student.
I did it several times over the years in Cebu, Bohol, DaanBantayan, and again back here in Davao.
As a fashion/art/architecture lover, I'm in for a Visita Iglesia so that I can reflect, and pray then sight-see and take photos.

Visita Iglesia is a common practice every Lenten Season. It's a chance to take my family,friends and special someone on a holy week trip to these churches. 

The usual traditional  “Stations of the Cross”, but we just kneel in silence to think, reflect and pray about things we never had and will probably never have the time to linger on as the Holy Week ends and find that we have no time for silent recollection for the rest of the year.

Carmel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Davao Carmel
Lanang, 8000 Davao City
or 09228483123

Founded 10th of March 1947
from Jaro Monastery 
Archdiocese of Davao
Local Ordinary 
Carmel of God's Smile

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Redemptorist Church

This church is located at JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City
Tel. No.: +63 (082) 227-6647 / 221-2245

At the back of the church, you can find the Redemptorist Monastery
of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redemeer-Cebu Province

 Our Lady of the Assumption Church
F. Torres St.
Davao City
Tel. No. 227–4043

Sta. Ana Parish
Address: cor. Sta. Ana Avenue & Lapu-lapu Street, Davao City

San Pedro Cathedral
Address: San Pedro St., Davao City (In front of the Sangguniang Panglungsud Building-Legislative Building)
Tel no.: +63(082) 226-4740

St. Jude Thaddeus Parish
Address: Malvar Street, Davao City (beside Davao Doctors Hospital)
Tel no.: +63(082) 227-5404

San Antonio De Padua Church in Agdao
R.Castillo St.
Davao City

Other churches in Davao City:

San Pablo Parish
Address: Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City
Tel. No. 63(082)296-2894

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Address: Nicasio Torres Street, Barrio Obrero, Davao City (in front of Stella Maris)
FAX no.: +63(082) 227-6397

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Address: Don Julian Rodriguez Ave. Corner Carlos P. Garcia Hwy, Ma-a Davao City
Tel. No.: +63(082) 224-114

Photos are mine from my personal blog:


  1. These are very beautiful churches which I hope I can visit and see for myself one day.

  2. The Church in Davao are really well maintained and beautiful. I should visit a few churches on my next trip.

  3. The Carmelite Church looks nice :) is that in the same location with Mount Carmel?

    1. No, Carmelite Church is near SM Lanang

  4. One of the exciting event for me for entire week is this one the visita iglesia. you be able to hopp different places. in an inspiring visit. .

  5. I haven't got a chance to do visita iglesia for the last 6 years... but hoping i can do that next year...

  6. I've never explored Davao yet and it's a sad thing for me that I'm still a foreigner in my own land. These churches are all worth visiting though.

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  8. I miss going to this church since I was baptized as a Christian last year, I've no longer visited this church except San Pedro cause it's near to our house. But I still respect Catholic beliefs and tradition. Visita Iglesia is part of our Filipino tradition, rooted from our great grandparents generation and generation to come.

  9. Beautiful churches! Sad to say, its been decades since I have visited a RC church. I am a Baptist Pastor kasi.

  10. All those churches looks stunning, I like how the designs are unique from each...

  11. Beautiful churches.. nag start akong mag visita iglesia last year at uulitin ko this year. :)

  12. such beautiful churces and a good time to reflect on our sins.

  13. the best subject for every photographer is a church, i believe. it is very architectural and historic. church, it's like, the time machine where we felt like we are in 70s, 80s, etc.

  14. Now I've got a list of churches to visit just in case I spend next year's Holy Week in Davao.

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