Peñafrancia Basilica Minore - Camarines Sur

Located in Balatas Road on the outskirts of Naga City in the province of Camarines Sur, Peñafrancia Basilica Minore is one of the religious establishments in the city. It is also where the image of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia is enshrined.

Peñafrancia Basilica Minore

Penafrancia Basilica Minore details

Peñafrancia Basilica Minore - Naga City, Camarines Sur

Peñafrancia Basilica Minore was constructed on April 18,1976 but was finished only on September 1981 due to financial problems. On May 22, 1982, Cardinal Jaime Sin officiated its solemn inauguration and dedication. 

A memorial to the generous land donors Don and Dona Mariano.

Sadly, the physical structure of Penafrancia Basilica Minore had deteriorated barely ten years after its completion due to construction defects. Repairs and improvements started in 1991. Renovations were finished several years later in 1995.

The altar of Penafrancia Basilica Minore

Peñafrancia Basilica Minore - Naga City, Camarines Sur

We visited Peñafrancia Basilica Minore during our 2014 CamSur-Albay Trip. I mistakenly wanted to see the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine to visit the miraculous image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. I input the location to the GPS and we found ourselves on the Penafrancia Basilica Minore grounds.

The Backpack Adventures visits Penafrancia Basilica Minore

It was not a waste of time though because I came to admire the interior of the Penafrancia Basilica Minore especially the beautiful stained windows. Not to mention I also get to see (and touch) the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia which was actually housed in Peñafrancia Basilica Minore. (During my post research, I found out that the image was already moved to the Penafrancia Basilica Minore from its shrine a few blocks away.

Penafrancia Basilica Minore Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter Penafrancia Basilica Minore to explore the basilica its grounds.

Penafrancia Basilica Minore Mass Schedule

Monday - Saturday: 12:15PM -1:15PM (FB Live)
Sunday:12NN - 1PM

Why visit Penafrancia Basilica Minore?

Penafrancia Basilica Minore might be a fairly new religious infrastructure in the pilgrimage city of Naga but it houses the city's most important image - the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. Therefore, it goes to say that this basilica is a must-visit destination if you are on a pilgrimage or Visita Iglesia in the province of Camarines Sur.

Getting to Penafrancia Basilica Minore:

From Manila, ride a bus heading to Naga City. From there, ride a tricycle to
Peñafrancia Basilica Minore.

bus fare: depending on the bus type and the bus line, the bus fare from Manila to Naga City is around 650 - 1000 pesos.

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