An 18th Century slab church which comprises of a remarkable Baroque-type structural design, Tuguegarao Cathedral, formally identified as the Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral Parish, is thought to be the biggest Spanish-constructed chapel in the Cagayan Valley. The outstanding portico built with slabs and white pillars, the five-leveled bell tower, and the stylish insides are certain to leave you enthralled upon your tour of this church. It thus comes as no surprise then, that a trip to Tuguegarao Cathedral is one of the most fascinating things to do in Tuguegarao.
Iguig Calvary Hills
The Spanish pioneering period church of Iguig, Cagayan is a captivating tourist appeal in Tuguegarao. It is a spot that is famous for numerous causes. The stunning church consists of a massive ground which is residence to the Calvary Hills. Unfurled over 11 hectares of spinning hills, these grounds comprise of life-size pictures of the positions of the cross and are clustered by travelers in the Semana Santa or the Holy Week. Since this location is situated on a height, be prepared to be bestowed by amazingly attractive sights of the encircling gorge made rich by the Cagayan River.
A Spanish period block kiln utilized to firebricks that were used in the building of several well-known constructions such as Tuguegarao Cathedral, Horno Ruins are now a renowned ancient monument in the metropolis of Tuguegarao. Travelers get to view the remains of the structures where workers were required to work without pay as a portion of their obligatory deal to the Catholic Church and the colonial régime.
San Jacinto Church
San Jacinto Ermita Church is a Spanish period ancient church in Tuguegarao City whose building goes back to 1604-1724. Partly wrecked in the war, it was reconstructed and initiated during August 16, 1724. The extraordinary portico created with bricks and white pillars, the brick-trimmed walls and the rustic insides add greatly to the exquisiteness of this church. Due to its notable importance, San Jacinto Ermita Church is a title that regularly comes up while talking about Tuguegarao travel.
Buntun Bridge is the second lengthiest bridge and the lengthiest river-bridge in the Philippines. Providing an unhindered sight of the Cagayan River, this bridge is a famous location for a walk in Tuguegarao. The bridge has frequently been recognized as the entrance to the Metropolis of Tuguegarao.
Situated in Barangays Magdalo and Quibal in the municipality of Peñablanca, about a 30-minute trip from Tuguegarao, Callao Cave is one of nearly 300 caves in the neighborhood of Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape. Callao Cave is composed of seven compartments and numerous developments: The Column, Skeleton, Chapel, Praying Angel, Elephant’s Head, Rocket, Dog’s Head and Lion’s Head Developments. The Chapel, being included in numerous travel posters and postcards, is the chief appeal of the cave (and of the entire Cagayan), it is a chamber transformed into a church by the natives. The place lures a vivid image as the skylight lights up the hall via its opening. Not like the other famous caves in the Philippines, Callao Caves is simple to traverse and not scientific. You could also traverse it on your own without an escort.
Sierra Cave is situated in Tuguegarao City, The Sierra Cave, not like its similarly renowned adjacent Callao Caves, has a setting where the living coincides with the apparently dark trail of life that is continually giving birth to environment’s most stunning rock developments. Contrary to the simple trails in Callao, Sierra is entered with trouble to walk the very lengthy and thin spaces where you may be required to creep on the floor of the cave. It is not the only home to icicles and pillars, but also helicities and stubbles, which are fascinating speleothems (a construction shaped in a cave by the removal of minerals from water). Sierra Cave has two entries – one for travelers and another for skilled carvers. The largest task is creeping through a very short and thin opening known as Celica’s Passage. Cavers though are rewarded by developments inside that comprise of flowstones, pillars, and draperies.
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