The Church of St. Mary the Virgin

South Rd., Sagada, Mountain Province

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin
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EJ M.
4.0 Stars

SAGAD ANG GANDA, SAGAD SA SAYA
A Sagada Trip Special

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPALIAN CHURCH
Started our Echo Adventure Trail at St. Mary's Church. The cross and all other sacred pictures and statues were covered in cloth because of the Holy Week.

The surroundings of the church looked really historical and they seem to tell a thousand stories.

Whispered a prayer of thanksgiving here before our actual trek.

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

We passed this church while wandering around looking for the path to the Echo Valley. Given the limited paths to the Echo Valley, I’m quite positive that you’ll pass by this structure on your way to the valley. Saw the church and decided to stay a few minutes just to pray a bit. It’s a nice structure, one that is very simple and apt to the surroundings. It is quite small so do not expect much, although I don’t think neither aesthetics nor architecture is the number one priority when one builds a church.

You can go around the church and see smaller figures by the sides. That’s where we took pictures instead of inside the church; we just didn’t feel comfortable taking pictures inside. Surrounding the church would be small fields, a quick traverse down a slope will lead to afield which seems to be designed for baseball, although I can’t conclude that. That’s just my hypothesis given the lines drawn over the grass.

Our tour guide didn’t really share a lot about the Church and proceeded to bring us further down the path where there was a cemetery. So a quick walk from the church would be a cemetery and then echo valley already.

Anyway, I think it’s nice to stop by the church. My only regret is that I should’ve gone in and looked inside, but I guess I can reserve that for another time when I go back to this region and pay a visit. That’s all for now. Take care everyone and hope you include this in your agenda when you go on a Sagada adventure.

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Chie C.
5.0 Stars

Every church has its own beauty. I love this church because the place is real quite & the interiors are so simple. This is one of the most beautiful church that I love to go back someday. It has a lot of pine trees around the church. We went here from our inn early in the morning (we walked)

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Allen Y.
5.0 Stars

I love how peaceful this place is. You can feel serenity and calm while inside. Watch out for the altar...such a beauty.

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars

On our way to the Echo Valley, we passed along the Church of St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church but didn't get the chance to look at it closely, explore it and take good photos. So, when we got the free time during our last day, we came back and made sure to experience it.

The church is located near the town plaza. The walkway leading to it is also the same trail going to Echo Valley. From the outside, you'll see that it's bordered with marble, brick cases that made it look strong and tough. Its whole structure was made of cemented, brick cases combined with wood that made it look local and modern, all at the same time. The picturesque view of the mountainous background, with the abundant greenness of trees made it a picture perfect for paintings, bringing out a very beautiful sight that actually looked so good to be true, but yes, it's authentic in all its sense.

Once you enter the church, you'll feel its very simple and traditional look, with interiors made of plain cemented bricks, the chairs in plain wooden colors, making you feel so at home, that you belong to it whenever and wherever you came from. The peaceful and calm feels will make you feel even closer to Him.

Once you leave the church, you'll see a picturesque sight of the scenery leading to Echo Valley wherein you can take good landscape photos.

If you visit Sagada, don't miss this Church as it's one of their nicest, local, historical churches that you'll surely fall in love with.

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Jen L.
4.0 Stars

i didnt take picture inside as my personal respect to the church, i didnt enter as well since im in short shorts, thus i was amazed to see the central interior (the glass like purple shade) in it from outside :)

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