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Sacred Relic of The True Cross

Monasterio de Tarlac | San Jose, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
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Peaceful Serenity

Visiting this area in Tarlac was truly an experience that provided me with an opportunity to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manila, Philippines

A visit here makes for a solemn and reflective experience. There is a towering statue of Jesus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Pinas, Philippines
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Monasterio de Tarlac | San Jose, Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting this area in Tarlac was truly an experience that provided me with an opportunity to visually and emotionally capture the peacefulness of this religious monastery. The property is surrounded with trees and a look-out that overlooks a flowing river from the mountain leading into...More

Thank 865jeanpauls
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here makes for a solemn and reflective experience. There is a towering statue of Jesus reminiscent of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, with a view of the mountains. There is also a charming chapel in the grounds. Place is not really commute-friendly, though....More

Thank ClaireMadarang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled at 430am (from Manila) and then arrived at around 730am. With just our gps to guide us and our motivation to visit this place, it was worth it. Wonderful view. The statue of Risen Christ is a sight to behold, the way he's facing...More

Thank jm_honeiz15
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

THis is usually our family getaway on times of hardships and trials in life. But now, everything is going smoothly, maybe its time for us to come back and give thanks. THe place was so nice and orderly. I hope visitors could maintain its cleanliness...More

Thank roen f
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We spent our second sunday of the year 2017 in this monastery to give thanks for all the blessings God given to our family. Even if took us a long journey to get there, its all worth it. Seeing other tourist come all the way...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Together with my former colleagues from Cainta municipality, we went to this so called sacred relic of the true cross in San Jose, Tarlac. It was a 2hrs journey with private vehicle. We left Cainta at 6am and arrived in the place just in time...More

Thank oyette2013
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a very good place to show your faith and respect to your religion. Their mass is very solemn and organized though the chapel was a bit small to accommodate the growing number of devotees attending their masses. If you want to save money,...More

Thank Yana O
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here on our last trip to the Philippines. Went with family and really enjoyed the trip. Very peaceful and lots of photo ops. The monastery was very beautiful. Also the statue of jesus is very large. Reminds me of the one in Rio....More

1  Thank MIKE_81_35
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the True Cross, church and monastery. It was about one hour drive from central Tarlac with some pretty nice scenery on the way. The drive is easy but there is one slope at the end which is really steep; be careful not to...More

Thank srhmmj
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Quite expensive tour but worth visiting the place for its amazing attractions, beaches and weather. Shopping is reasonable as well as food.

Thank mamasun88
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