HOW TO GET THERE:

To get to this spot in Baguio City, you must find the jeepneys going to Dominican Hill first. You can find the terminal of Dominican Hill at Abanao Square. Just walk towards Abanao Square, then you will find yourself at the Intersection of Abanao Square and Zandueta St. Go left, you must see a line-up of Jeepneys for different location. Look for the Jeepney where it passes through Dominican Hill Road. Go ahead and ride it, just tell the jeepney driver to drop you off at the stairs of Lourdes Grotto.

WHAT TO DO:

A place for devotion and peace, the chapel in the grotto is mesmerizing – the clean bamboo aesthetic will simply give you the feeling of tranquility. Aside from the Baguio Cathedral, perhaps the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on the Dominican Hill Road is the second most frequented religious site in Baguio City. To reach the top, you would have to climb 252 steps. Once you reach the top, you can say your prayers or even light up a candle according to your personal request or petition. You can also buy religious items on the vendors on the vicinity of the Lourdes Grotto. This place is particularly crowded during Holy Week. On ordinary days, it is usually a calm and peaceful place, conducive to meditation and self reflection. I suggest that you visit the place early in the morning to catch that early morning chill before the fog sets it and witness the sun slowly rise from the horizon. In this way, you can catch a nice view of Naguilian Road and part of the Province of La Union.

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