Atimonan Church Part 2 - Quezon

One blog article is surely not enough to cover the beauty and wonder of Atimonan Church. During the first article, I talked about the history of Atimonan, Quezon's oldest religious structure. 

Atimonan Church

Atimonan Church Details

In this second installment of my blog about Atimonan Church, we'll focus on the numerous statues found inside and outside the old church. 

Atimonan Church - Atimonan, Quezon

Aside from that, we'll also climb its bell tower and take a 360-degree look at the town of Atimonan

Can you help me decipher that Latin inscription?

The statues that you'd probably see first are the statues of angels on the church facade standing watch over the plaza and Lamon Bay.  The most popular among those statues in the church facade is the one of St. Michael the Archangel stepping on the face of the defeated Lucifer.

One of the angels you'd see outside Atimonan Church.

My cousin Isay posing with his friend St. Michael

Aside from St. Michael (called San Miguel in the Philippines), six other angels can be found standing guard on the right side of the church. Then on the further rightmost side of those angels, you can find the statues of some Roman soldiers and Jesus (probably depicting the time of Jesus' arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane).

The seven archangels in the bible

Jesus and one of the Roman soldiers

That's right cousin it's payback time!  

Now let's go inside Atimonan Church and see what statues we could find. (Surprise! this church has more statues than the lineup of players of the Miami Heat.)

Let's not miss out on the statue of the Crucified Christ at the altar

Nearest to the altar are the statues of the Holy Family. Joseph and the young Jesus are found on the left side and Mary and the young Jesus are on the right side.

Joseph and young Jesus + Church interior + Mary and young Jesus

Let's check out the other statues inside Atimonan Church

The right wall of the church is dominated by female saints.

Ladies first!


The left wall is filled up with male saints.

The all-male cast.

After viewing the statues, we headed up to the most exciting part of Atimonan Church! The comfort room! Just kidding we went up the bell tower. Check out the pictures that we took there!

A bird's eye view of the church interior from the loft before entering the passageway to the bell tower.

Posing under the Atimonan's 1857 bell

Of course, I had to pose too!

Checking out the view of Atimonan from the top of the bell tower

Posing for the camera!

Checking out Iskong Bantay Watch Tower.

Hi Auntie Violy!

Overall, my visit to Atimonan Church proved to be a very memorable and educational adventure. Plus it also served as a great bonding time for me and the family. If you get a chance to visit the municipality of Atimonan, take time to visit its old church and feel its historic atmosphere. 

Atimonan Church Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter Atimonan Church and explore its vicinity.

Atimonan Church Mass Schedule

Sunday: 9AM - 10AM / 6PM - 7PM
Mon-Sat: 9AM -10AM

Why visit Atimonan Church?

Atimonan Church is one of the Spanish-era churches of the province. The well-maintained exterior and the interior are a must-see. Aside from that, it's a must-include destination for pilgrims visiting the province

Getting to Atimonan Church:


From Manila, there are several bus lines that ply the route going to Lucena City. From there transfer to one of the minibusses heading to Gumaca. Tell the conductor to drop you off before the diversion road of Atimonan. From there you could rent motorcycles to bring you to the old church.

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  1. www.facebook.com.goldendragon dragonFebruary 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Thank you guy for your effort in posting what is now our Church in Atimonan looks like. I had been up there in the bell tower during my younger days as I lived near the church, just at the corner of Rizal Street near to the Municipal building also.

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    1. Thank you for your support! I'm happy my blog brought back fond memories. =)

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