Pagsanjan Church Revisted 2021

The first and last time that I got to visit Pagsanjan Church was during our 2015 Laguna-Quezon Visita Iglesia. It was the 4th church that we visited that day.

Pagsanjan Church Revisited 2021

Pagsanjan Church Details

For those who are not familiar with Pagsanjan Church, it is located in the poblacion of the town of Pagsanjan in Laguna. Pagsanjan Church is formally called Our Lady of Guadalupe. This Spanish-colonial era church was built/founded on November 12, 1687. 

Pagsanjan Church - Pagsanjan, Laguna

Pagsanjan Church facade

Pagsanjan Church NHI Marker

Pagsanjan Church Decree of Erection

The original church was built using materials such as bamboo, nipa, and wood. It was rebuilt using adobe after only three years. The church underwent extensive renovation from 1847 - 1852. During this time, the Romanesque dome and belfry were built. 

Inside Pagsanjan Church

Pagsanjan Church interior

Pagsanjan Church Main Altar

Pagsanjan Church right altar

Pagsanjan Church left altar

Through time, Pagsanjan Church became a silent witness to the improvements of the town. It also witnessed the destruction brought by World War 2. It even suffered heavy damage during this dark chapter of Philippine History. The current church was the restored 1965 version. 

Side Chapels

Religious artifacts line up the walls going to the side chapels

Pagsanjan Church side chapel

Pagsanjan Church side chapel as seen from the entrance from the main church

Pagsanjan Church side chapel

If you exit to the side part of the church you'd find yourself at an open area.

The secret chapel of Pagsanjan Church

I got to revisit Pagsanjan Church during my Laguna Road Trip 2021 with my family. Although there are no notable changes during my visit, it is still nice to have the opportunity to revisit this historic church despite the ongoing pandemic restrictions this year. 

Team Nicerio visits Pagsanjan Church

During our visit, I got to explore Pagsanjan Church more. I got to see the side chapels that I missed seeing the last visit. Overall, Pagsanjan Church is a must-visit if you're on a pilgrimage or Visita Iglesia in the province of Laguna.

Pagsanjan Church Entrance Fee 

It's FREE to enter Pagsanjan Church and explore its grounds. 

Pagsanjan Church Mass Schedule

Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Friday: 6-7AM, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Thursday: 7:30-8:30AM, 11-12NN, 5:30-6:30PM
Saturday: 6-7AM, 5-6PM
Sunday: 6-7AM, 8-9AM, 5-6PM

Why visit Pagsanjan Church

Pagsanjan Church is one of the must-visit churches in the province of Laguna. I particularly loved its interior and its Spanish era feels. In some parts of the church I felt that I was transported back in time. If you're planning to go on a Visita Iglesia in Laguna, please don't miss out this place.

Getting to Pagsanjan Church:

From Taft Avenue, ride a Green Star Bus bound to Sta. Cruz Laguna. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Pagsanjan/Jam terminal. From there you could ride a jeep or trike to the church.

Bus fare: 300 -350 pesos
Travel time: 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours


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