Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel - Batangas

Located in Nasugbu in the province of Batangas, Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is the most photographed part of the Caleruega Retreat Center. 

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel details

Also known as the Hilltop Chapel, Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is actually a replica of the original chapel of the Dominican Order in Caleruega, Spain. The chapel is a famous spot for prenuptial photo shoots and weddings. The chapel could accommodate around 200 people (bride, groom, and priest included.) What I like about the chapel is the way it becomes one with nature yet stands out among its surroundings. 

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel - Nasugbu, Batangas

The beautiful brick facade is ideal for your prenup pics

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel facade

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is also starting to gain fame among the pilgrims. However, getting to its location is quite challenging. Aside from some inaccurate details provided by Google Maps, the road heading to the retreat center isn't that well maintained. However, once you reach your destination all of those would surely be forgiven.

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel interior

Since the Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is within the Caleruega Retreat Center, I might as well write about it. For me, the whole vicinity of the retreat center could pass for a mini eco-park. If you'd walk around you'd see koi ponds, plants, and trees of different species and not to mention the worm farm. (yup you heard that right.) 

The altar with the beautiful stained windows

My friends praying for the safety of the group before heading to Mt. Batulao

Inside Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel

That's the stained window that you see from the outside

Nature area

The large kois in the pond of the nature area

The hanging bridge

The other chapel in the vicinity of the Caleruega

Nature lovers would surely enjoy taking a stroll on the walkways surrounded by shrubs, trees, and koi ponds. Photographers would enjoy taking snapshots of different sceneries around the retreat center. Pilgrims, on the other hand, would enjoy their pilgrimage using the native-inspired Stations of the Cross.

The native-inspired Stations of the Cross

No wonder, some friends who participated in retreats in Caleruega brought home with them plenty of wonderful stories and pictures (not to mention the creepy tales too but that my dear readers are another story)

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel Admission Fee:

Visitors need to pay 30 pesos per person to enter Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel and its grounds.

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel Schedules

Office hours: 8AM - 5PM
Regular Sunday Mass: 11AM
Caleruega Park Hours: 7AM - 5PM

Why visit Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel?

Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is a perfect location for weddings, baptisms, pilgrimages, and even tourism visits. Whatever, your reason for visiting this beautiful hilltop church, Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel is a must-visit. 

Getting to Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel:

If you're going to Caleruega, make sure that you bring your car. I have no details yet of any public transportation that could bring you there.

Follow this sign

From Manila, drive to Nasugbu but make sure that you'd use the route that would make you pass Tagaytay City and Amadeo. After passing through the said places keep an eye out for the Nasugbu Welcome Arch. From there the road to Caleruega is just a few minutes away (granting there's no traffic). Turn left and enter Evercrest Golf Course and continue driving until you reach the fork. Turn right and continue driving until you reach the end of the road which is also the entrance to the vicinity of Caleruega Retreat Center.*

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  1. This is a lovely chapel, I love all of the foliage around the building as well. Thanks for sharing all the info and photos with us!

  2. That looks like an amazing place to visit

    1. It is. Please do visit Caleruega if you have the chance.

  3. this looks incredible! Sooo beautiful!

  4. I like visiting chapels because of their architectures. These photos are amazing , nice places.

    1. Thanks Anagha! I love visiting religious structures as well as it shows different architecture with a touch of the people's culture.

  5. I love old Churches. These pictures are amazing.

  6. Awesome pictures. Truly historical.

  7. This is an awesome post on Chapel and you have given detailed information that make us easy to make a plan and visit this place.

  8. The photographs of the chapel are gorgeous. No wonder it is the most photographed chapel!

  9. This is beautiful! I love brick face buildings, and that stained glass is amazing!

    1. I agree with you. Caleruega's beauty is really enhanced by those.

  10. This is such a beautiful chapel and all of the pictures are great and share a unique story.

  11. What a lovely chapel! I definitely had to reread those part when you said worm farm haha, I like reading about these types of places

  12. These photos are BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing your photo's and time there!

  13. I would love to visit it. The architecture is just amazing. It's such a beautiful place

  14. It's great learning about one of my destinations. Thanks for this

  15. Isa ang Caleruega Transfiguration Church sa pinakamagandang simbahan na nakita ko. Kaso nga lang hype kasi may entrance fee.


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