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    Saint John the Baptist Church of Liliw (2)

    by machomikemd Written Apr 9, 2015

    part two of my tip with more pictures around.

    The famous Saint John the Baptist Church is probably the most beautiful and most grand church in Laguna Province and is a famous Destination both for Roman Catholic Pilgrims and Tourists as this more than 300 year church (built in 1646) is a sight to behold. The Church has a barqoque facade made with red bricks and a large and gold leafed alter (called retablo) and it houses four levels of various Roman Catholic Saints (14) and a separate chapel for the Famous Franciscan Friar Father Pedro de San Buenaventura, who is the author of the first Tagalog dictionary Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala. The Church was recently renovated.

    opens 7:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday and has daily masses for pilgrims.

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    Saint John the Baptist Church of Liliw (1)

    by machomikemd Written Apr 9, 2015

    The famous Saint John the Baptist Church is probably the most beautiful and most grand church in Laguna Province and is a famous Destination both for Roman Catholic Pilgrims and Tourists as this more than 300 year church (built in 1646) is a sight to behold. The Church has a barqoque facade made with red bricks and a large and gold leafed alter (called retablo) and it houses four levels of various Roman Catholic Saints (14) and a separate chapel for the Famous Franciscan Friar Father Pedro de San Buenaventura, who is the author of the first Tagalog dictionary Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala. The Church was recently renovated.

    opens 7:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday and has daily masses for pilgrims.

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    Buy Shoes in Liliw

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 28, 2014

    this town is the shoe and flip flop capital of the province and the southern luzon area so what else would you do than to buy shoes and slippers right!

    They produce cheap but quality shoe and flip products from locally sourced raw materials and made by the local shoe artisans for 3 generations as shoe making started to bloom in the town during the aftermath of world war two and is still going strong. Some of their show products are even sold at the major malls in Metro Manila but under the House Brand of the Major Malls.

    shoppers more shopping goodies me gat tayaw street
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    Visita Iglesia at St. John The Baptist Church

    by cyndymc Updated Jun 10, 2009

    As mentioned in my Overview of Liliw, the past renovations on St. John The Baptist Church saddened me a bit because it seemed to have lost its beautiful, quaint look. I always looked back at my younger days when the church interior was so beautiful...But in March this year, when we brought some photo buddies, I was very happy to see the fruition of my dream, to have the glorious look of the church's retablos restored. Director Emmanuel "Maning" Borlaza was responsible for the restoration of the antique look, while another prominent Liliw personality,Concepcion Brosas, took care of the fund-raising drives.

    Now, the main retablo is a faithful copy of the old account in archives, with 13 statues enshrined in its 4-level gold-leafed niches, with the risen Christ enshrined on top; St. Peter, St. John the Baptist, St. Paul below on the 3rd level; St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Roque, St. Francis of Assissi, St. Claire, and St. Anthony de Padua on the 2nd level; and at the bottom the four evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The tabernacle in the center is framed in beaten gold, as conceived by Director Maning. There are two smaller retablos with the same design on both sides, with the statues of St. Joseph, St. Joaquin, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Anne and the child Mary, St. Lorenzo Ruiz, St. Therese of the Little Flower, St. Isidro Labrador and St. John Vianney. Also renovated were the altar table, lectern, and candle holders along the sides of the church.

    As a photographer focusing on old heritage churches, my favorite church remains to be the Liliw Church. See my travelogue for more pictures of St. John The Baptist Church.

    St. John The Baptist Church & Town Plaza Restored Retablos Of The Church Closer Look At the Restored Retablos Old Stones & Bricks Exposed At Church Walls Church Facade
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  • Shoes

    by sluggopineda Written Sep 3, 2008

    If your going to liliw shop for shoes or sandal, dont leave liliw without buying a pair!!!!! female footwear starts at 70pesos to around 500pesos, average price is 275 pesos. for male footwear prices starts at 110 pesos, to around 500 pesos

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    Shoe Shopping at Gat Tayaw Street

    by litekimchi Updated Sep 24, 2007

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    Liliw, Laguna is heaven on earth--for shoe lovers, that is. It is known for its 'tsinelas' (slipper/slides) industry. Gat Tayaw is a street lined with retail shoe stores selling very cheap but nice slides and shoes. Any woman will fall in love with Gat Tayaw!

    They sell ladies's, men's and childrens slides and shoes. They also sell bags.

    My favorite stores? Entrada, Banhai, Jeff-c's, Patty's (just off Gat Tayaw) and the block near the Church. They sell some designs exclusive to their shops.

    It's a 2 to 3 hour drive from Manila. You take the SLEX and exit at Batangas. Proceed to Sto. Tomas, towards San Pablo City. You will pass by Alaminos on your way to San Pablo. From San Pablo, proceed to Rizal, then to Nagcarlan and finally to Liliw. Majayjay is the next town after Liliw.

    Shoe, shoes and more shoes! Brown thongs for P150 (or about USD 3) Kitten heels from P250 (less than USD 6) Faux croc wedges at P300 (about USD 6)
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    Liliw Church

    by litekimchi Written May 1, 2006

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    Pass by the Liliw Church after shoe shopping or taking at dip at one of Liliw's resorts.

    Picture-taking tip: Best done in the afternoon. The Church faces West.

    Liliw Church
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