Antipolo City: A Place Like No Other
Do you want to experience a place like no other? Like visiting a resort for a swim or finding new art inspirations? Visit unique churches or exploring the nature of the waterfalls? Or just see the majestic view of Metro Manila lights at night time? Then Antipolo City is the best place for you to visit! It’s located in the province of Rizal.
List of Places You Need to Visit:
1. Bosay Resort
Located at Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal, an hour away from the busy streets of Metro Manila, Bosay Resort is the best place to have a relaxation and to spend more bonding time with your family and friends.
2. Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Museum is part of Silangan Gardens located in 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal with a lot area of 1.3 hectare. It consists of Museum shop, Galleries, Gardens, Chapel, Cafes and Theaters managed by El Refugio Arts and Sciences Foundation Inc. The Museum has a collection of paintings, sculptures, contemporary and indigenous art pieces of some known and unknown artists.
3. Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
If you want an outdoor-themed wedding, the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Antipolo, Rizal would be perfect. Located near Hinulugang Taktak, this modern Roman Catholic Church had its start as a seminary that was built here. When nearby residents that were attending mass at the refectory became too many, the seminary was transferred and the Quasi-Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary took in its place. This became the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 2003. Popular among visitors, the church’s unique architecture was designed by Architect Dom Galicia and has a sprawling, peaceful Rosary Garden.
This church was made popular by the movie A Second Chance, a romantic drama film starring John Lloyd Cruz (Popoy) and Bea Alonzo (Basha). This is where Popoy and Basha’ wedding ceremony was held.
4. Hinulugang Taktak National Park
Hinulugan Taktak is a waterfall located in Taktak Road, Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo City. It was once a popular tourist destination famous for its refreshing and idyllic falls. It has been considered as one of the most important landscapes in the Province of Rizal, playing a role in the province’s legendary history and a part in Antipolo’s natural and cultural heritage. Legend has it that during the 16th century, a local priest was forced by the local people to drop the bell in the river due to its harsh and unbearably loud sound when rung during Angelus; thus the name “Hinulugan Taktak,” which literally means “where the bell was dropped.”
5. Cloud 9 Sports and Leisure Club
Nestled along Sumulong Highway in one of the highest points of Antipolo City, Cloud 9 is more than just a Hotel or Venue for various occasions.Built in 1996, it has grown to become one of the most fancied hotel and seminar venues in Antipolo City.
Cloud 9 serves more than just an escape from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. Bask in the splendor of the overlooking view of both the city and the mountain ranges of Sierra Madre, enjoy in indoor and outdoor activities, learn about Antipolo’s history, feast on delectable Filipino dishes, and examine fine works of art. They offer as venue for anything from weddings to debuts or seminars to conventions. Discover what they have to offer at Cloud 9 Sports and Leisure Club– Hotel and Convention Center.
Watch the video about history of Antipolo City:
So what are you waiting for? Plan your weekend ahead and visit the wonderful places here at Antipolo City!