Things to do in : Laguna: Santa Cruz Church

Located along Pedro Guevarra Street inwards the poblacion of Santa Cruz inwards Laguna, Santa Cruz Church is ane of the many historical churches of the province.

Also known equally the Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Santa Cruz  Church was constructed sometime inwards 1602. The church building was formerly a business office of the town of Lumban earlier beingness transferred  to its acquaint location due to the sanitary problems inwards its master copy location.
Sta. Cruz Church facade

NHI Marker

One of the church building doors

Due to the deteriorating atmospheric condition of Santa Cruz Church,  it was renovated sometime inwards 1850.The nave in addition to convent was equally good built during this fourth dimension acre the v altars of the church building was remodeled. Sadly, the church building was destroyed past times burn downwards during the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese dominion on Jan 28, 1945. It was subsequently rebuilt inwards 1948 in addition to has since been renovated in addition to restored several times.
Church interior

Church altar

Church interior equally seen from the altar

The Virgin Mary on exceed of the bell tower

Santa Cruz Church was the 3rd church building that nosotros visited during our Laguna-Quezon Visita Iglesia. Despite beingness rebuilt decades ago. Santa Cruz Church yet retains its Spanish-era feel. nosotros didn't rest long inwards the church building though because traffic is manifestly edifice upwardly (or perhaps nosotros are simply inwards ane of the to a greater extent than populated business office of Laguna). After doing several Stations of the Cross in addition to some photograph sessions nosotros headed out to our side past times side church.
The Family that prays together stays together

Overall, It's adept to complaint that despite beingness rebuilt, the church building yet retained its Castilian era look. If it was remodeled to a to a greater extent than acquaint look, I'd likely skip it for some other church.

Getting there:

From Pasay or Buendia inwards Metro Manila, ride a bus, similar JAC Liner, going to Sta. Cruz Laguna. Bus fare is commonly or in addition to thence 150 -170 pesos. Tell the conductor to drib you lot off nearest the church.

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