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Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Overlooking some of the cities in Metro Manila, Antipolo is the largest city in the CALABARZON Region. Located in the Northern half of Rizal Province, the city is on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Its pilgrimage sites, natural wonders, and scenic locations make Antipolo a great destination for road trips or weekend getaways, especially for Metro Manila residents.
Perhaps the most popular place in Antipolo for local and international tourists is the Antipolo Cathedral. Enshrined in the church is the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, a 17th century wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was brought to the Philippines on July 18, 1626 by Don Juan Niño de Tabora, Governor General of the Spanish East Indies. When Tabora died, the image was left to the Jesuits, who later enshrined it in Antipolo. Every year, millions of devotees visit Antipolo Cathedral just to see it.
Popularized by a traditional song in the province, the Hinulugang Taktak waterfall is another famous destination in Antipolo. It is found inside the compound of the Hinulugang Taktak Protected Landscape, formerly known as the Hinulugang Taktak National Park. The waterfall was proclaimed as a National Historical Shrine in 1990 by the government.
Meanwhile, art-lovers are sure to enjoy Pinto Art Museum, where Mediterranean-inspired villas serve as galleries for the beautiful artworks of local artists. Owned by neurologist and art collector Dr. Joven Cuanang, the museum has a collection of more than 300 paintings, sculptures, and various pieces of art. It also has an in-house restaurant overlooking the city.