Hermosa Church - Bataan

Located in the town of Hermosa in the province of Bataan, Hermosa Church is one of the several Spanish-era churches of the province. 

Hermosa Church

Hermosa Church history

Hermosa Church was built in 1717, it is also known as Saint Peter of Verona Parish Church. Like most old churches built in the country in the 16th century, Hermosa Church was first built using wood, so it's not surprising that this church was burnt down and destroyed by fire several times.

Saint Peter of Verona Parish Church
Hermosa Church - Hermosa, Bataan

Hermosa Church
Walking inside the Hermosa Church

Hermosa Church water font
One of the water fonts of Hermosa Church

Hermosa Church
Hermosa Church interior

The main altar of Hermosa Church

The beautiful main retablo of Hermosa Church

When it was rebuilt using stone, its facade was styled into a Baroque architectural design common to the old churches back then. Since that time, Hermosa Church has undergone several renovation and restoration jobs to preserve its beauty from the ravages of time. 

Pilgrims flock to Hermosa Church during Holy Week

As part of history, Hermosa Church became the provincial chapter of the Dominicans after the British conquered Manila. The church also saw the Japanese Imperial Army marching thru the town during World War 2. It probably also witnessed how thousands of Filipino and American Prisoners of War (POW) marched thru the town on their way to Camp O' Donnell in Tarlac during the infamous Death March. Despite being part of the dark times in Philippines history, I could safely say that Hermosa Church had been the spiritual refuge of generations of Filipinos living near it.

The Backpack Adventures visits Hermosa Church

Hermosa Church was the first church that my family and I visited during our 2016 Bataan-Tarlac Visita Iglesia. What I liked about the church was its beautiful interior particularly its three-tiered golden retablo. It features statues and paintings of several saints of the Catholic Faith including the town's patron Saint Peter of Verona.

Hermosa Church Admission Fee

It's FREE to enter and explore Hermosa Church and its grounds but it would be highly appreciated if you can leave a donation.

Hermosa Church Mass Schedule

Sunday mass schedules:

6AM - 7AM
7:30AM - 8:30AM
9AM - 10AM
4PM - 5PM
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Why visit Hermosa Church?

Hermosa Church is a must-visit if you are going on a pilgrimage or Visita Iglesia in the province of Bataan. It is one of the most beautiful and historic churches of the province.

Getting to Hermosa Church:


From the Bataan Transit Terminal in Cubao, ride a bus going or passing Hermosa. The fare ranges from P106-P150. You won't miss the church because it's just at the side of the road.


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Comments

  1. Lagi akong nadaan diyan pero di pa ako nakakapasok, maganda pala ang loob ng simbahan ng Hermosa.

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    1. Opo. Maganda po ang Hermosa Church. Bisita po kayo pag napadaan kayo.

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