Diocesan Shrine Of Our Lady Of Aranzazu | Things to do in San Mateo-Rizal

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This first image of the Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu is said to have been brought to the Philippines by a Spanish captain from the Basque region aboard a galleon trade ship from Oñate, Spain, the site of an apparition of Our Lady of Aranzazu. The image is believed to have ensured the safe journey of the ship and its passengers despite being caught in the midst of a raging storm. 
Open: Depends on Mass Schedule
Address: Aranzazu Cor. Gen. Luna St, Guitnan Bayan 2, San Mateo, Rizal
Fee: N/A
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Nearby attractions

Timberland Mountain Bike Trail
4.98 km away

The trail mostly consists of long bike climbs going atop the mountain and going downhill straight towards the land area. Not only is San Mateo popular for their mountain bike trails, runners and racers alike have been visiting and joining running competitions held at the said trail. In addition, duathlons and racetrail runs have been constantly organized in the town of San Mateo. Most of these races and competitions were held for a cause, normally on the grounds of ecological and environmental benefits.   

Book cum Ethnology Museum
5.01 km away

An impressive collection of travel artefacts, Book cum Ethnology Museum records Dominador Buhain’s adventures among the 273 countries he’s visited, and counting. The museum has six sections, two of which are the major ones, the Book Museum and the Ethnology Museum. The Ethnology Museum highlights well-preserved artifacts from the Cordillera Region, the same innovative culture that built the Banaue Rice Terraces. Meanwhile, the Book Museum showcases Buhain’s collection of books, magazines, diaries, and other quirky books, such as the smallest book in the world—it’s the size of a thumbnail (3.3 x 3.3 mm). The four other sections of the museum include the Embossed Mural, the Totem Poles, the James Jean Diner, and the Ladies' Dorm. Founded in 2013, the Book cum Ethnology Museum is owned and managed by Dominador Buhain, a restless traveler and an avid collector of memories and memorabilia.

Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary
5.12 km away

Montalban was once a barrio of San Mateo until it became a separate municipality after the war. The Parish under the patroness of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary was founded in 1871 by Fr. Eustaquio, a native of Pasig who was then called "Padre Quako". For about 140 years the parish of Montalban was served by twelve pastors until the present. 

Things to do nearby

Paoay Seen Like Never Before: The BJ Experience

  • See and understand Paoay and the Ilocos region through the eyes of BJ Esposo Guerrero, the published writer, culture and history buff, story-teller par excellence, and well-travelled Ilocano behind “Theberntraveler”  in social media, and his associates.
  • His carefully designed tours are unique, giving visitors of Ilocos a genuine and almost-expert look at everything to be learned in the north, from architecture, local history, cultural heritage and the arts, and even food!
  • Don’t miss his tons of interesting trivia and sharp witted commentaries – he has appeared on TV as well! All you get from his tours are real, un-sugarcoated, fun(ny), and straight-from-a-local experiences and insights you can surely boast of!

Marikina Premium Tour (Shoe Capital of the Philippines)

  • Take advantage of the sights of Marikina City, the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. 
  • Visit countless museums; including the Marikina Shoe Museum that holds the largest collection of shoes in the country, Book cum Ethnology Museum and more.
  • Spend the day at this interesting city of history and pop and take home custom-designed shoes specially made by Marikina Shoe Artisans and Shoe Designers.

Learn Archery in 1 Hour
Adrenaline junkies
8.64 km away

Learn the basics of archery and get to grips with unlimited arrows. DMZ Archery Range opened it's doors to the public on October 29, 2016 with a record breaking price of P199/hr, which was the cheapest rate for any archery range in the country. It was initially designed to cater friends and fellow archers who has the same passion as the owners. 

Where to stay

Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves

Nestled peacefully outside the metropolis, Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves invites you to enter a paradise filled with natural scenic landscapes and fun-filled recreational facilities for an ideal resort escape. Our excellent offerings include our famous 9 waves pool, double loop water slide, picnic huts, comfortable and relaxing air- conditioned rooms, wall climbing and teambuilding facilities, and a whole lot more. 

Whether you are out to enjoy a revitalizing retreat, company teambuilding, corporate seminar, or a relaxing vacation with family, friends and colleagues, Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves is your absolute holiday destination.

The Leaf at Timberland Heights

True to its name, The Leaf is refreshing sight to behold with its nature-inspired green wall architecture that blends with the lush environs.Low-density development • Eight 3-storey buildings with only 4 units per floor • Spacious common parking areaLandscaped gardens • reflecting pool • TSNC amenities & features (sports, dining, function rooms, etc.)

Microtel by Wyndham UP Technohub

Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub has 120 guestrooms housed in a 6-storey block in the UP-Ayala Land Technohub’s commercial development along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Philippines

The reasonably priced accommodations overlook a triangular, expansive garden that provide an ideal setting for relaxation. To further complement your stay, we have laid out facilities and services that are at par with international standards, including chiropractor-approved mattresses, cable TV, and wireless internet access. The hotel also features a restaurant with an al fresco patio, a function hall with a capacity of up to 300 persons, and 3 function rooms that can accommodate 15-24 persons.

This urban retreat lies within a tree-filled university campus, near the heart of the country’s government centers and business establishments. It enjoys an enviable address that brings you close to an array of key landmarks in the area, such as restaurants, churches, and malls. Embraced by vibrant scenes and warm people, Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub hotel in Quezon City, Manila truly serves as your affordable home in the city.

Getting there and around

Aranzazu Cor. Gen. Luna St, Guitnan Bayan 2, San Mateo, Rizal

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