List of Churches in Zambales for Visita Iglesia

Visita Iglesia or Seven Churches Visitation is an activity done during the Lenten season. It is a religious tradition by Catholics on the evening of Maundy Thursday but some do it on daytime. In each church visit, a devotee will pray before the Blessed Sacrament. I guess it is timely to share my Zambales Churches' visit prior to the Lenten season to help you decide what church to visit. Monthly I visit churches, as a vow, thanking our God Almighty for surpassing all the hardships in life.

Church Visitations
Visita Iglesia devotee




1. Saint James Parish Church in Subic, Zambales


Our first stop on our pilgrim to Zambales Churches was St James Parish Church. We arrived at this church before sunrise at around 5:20 AM. This church was said to be founded as early as 1607, probably went into a series of renovations.

Saint James Church Subic
St. James Parish Church (photo source)

2. Saint Nicholas de Tolentino Parish Church, Castillejos, Zambales

Saint Nicholas Church Castillejos
The church was founded in 1865
Saint Nicholas Church Castillejos
St Nicholas Church's Interior

It was solemn to pray and meditate in this church when we arrived. The church's altar was renovated and painted gold. For mass schedule, click here.

3. Saint William's Parish Church, San Marcelino, Zambales

San Marcelino Zambales Church
This church was founded in 1875 (creative commons)

4. Holy Infant Catholic Church in San Antonio, Zambales

Holy Infant Catholic Church
Holy Infant Catholic Church founded in 1856 (creative commons) 

San Antonio town is famous for its beaches and coves. Anawangin, Talisayin, Nagsasa, and Silanguin are visited by tourists all year round. There are two islands as well for island hoppers and campers - the Camara and Capones Island.

5. St. Sebastian Church, San Narciso, Zambales

From San Antonio, we reached the town of San Narciso which they call the surfing capital of Zambales. Click here for more info.

The church of San Narciso. Notice Ina Poon Bato and St. Sebastian on the belfries. Founded 1849

The main door of the church.

6. San Roque Parish Church, San Felipe, Zambales

This town is also famous as a surfing tourist spot - the Sitio Liwliwa. There are also three famous waterfalls here but only advisable to visit during the rainy season. These are Anghalo Falls and Sagpat Falls.

San Roque Church San Felipe Zambales
Founded in 1859

San Roque Parish Church San Felipe Zambales
 The church's interior. Beside me is Kuya Roland - our generous driver, free of charge.

7. St. Rose of Lima Parish Church, Cabangan, Zambales

We arrived in this town at lunch time. This small but beautiful church has a nice garden where we ate our packed lunch.

The church's facade and its beautiful front garden.

The church interior.

8. Sta. Monica Church, Botolan,  Zambales

Before visiting the Ina Poon Bato Shrine, paying a visit to Sta. Monica Church is a must.

Botolan Zambales Church
The church facade

9. Ina Poon Bato Shrine, Botolan, Zambales

The facade of the church - I love the belfries. (Read more)

10. St. Augustine Church, Iba, Zambales

St. Augustine Church facade
The capital's Cathedral

11. Immaculate Conception Church, Palauig, Zambales

Palauig Zambales Church
The statue of Immaculate Conception 

Interior Immaculate Conception Church
The church interior

12. San Andres Parish Church, Masinloc, Zambales

Masinloc Zambales Church
San Andres Parish Church facade

The church interior. A wedding ceremony is being held during our visit.

13. St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church, Candelaria, Zambales

St. Vincent Ferrer Church
Facade of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church

Happy students at the church
Happy students insisted for photo opportunity in front of the church

14. St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church, Sta. Cruz, Zambales


St. Michael Archangel Church Interior
The church's interior
Candles Pitched for Prayer
For a safe travel back home...
It was almost dark when we reached the last and northernmost town of Zambales. We didn't take a picture of the church facade but instead, we went inside the church on its side door. This church was the end of our religious journey.

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