Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lourdes Grotto, Baguio City (May 14, 2012)

After our hearty breakfast at Cafe by the Ruins, we hailed a cab to take us to the Lourdes Grotto. A Catholic shrine and place of meditation which is located on a high hill in the western part of the city where you will find the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The grotto is a favorite pilgrimage site during Holy Week. Access to the top of the grotto could be made by climbing the 252 steps.

It was established in 1907 by the Spanish Jesuits. On your way up, you can pause to enjoy the fantastic view.

Reflect near the Statue of our Lord.

At the top, you utter a little prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Then yet again you admire the lovely view from that heightened position!

Then slowly make your way back down the 252 steps.

The Lourdes Grotto has no entrance fee. You just pay for the candles which you want to light near the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes.


Photo Cache said...

I've never been here. It must be a good practice to go here every Holy Week.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

It would probably be very crowded during Holy Week. But it is a good place for a solemn reflection. :)

Beautyketch said...

I am living in Baguio now and I have only visited Grotto Lourdes once with my husband. After we got married this is the first place we visited. It is so beautiful, a solemn and feels like you have this deep and intimate of praying pag nakaharap mo na si Mama Mary.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Thanks for dropping by Beautyketch. I agree it is quite solemn there! :)