Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Naic Church) | Things to do in Naic-Cavite

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Naic Church, officially known as the Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, is one of the largest churches in the Philippines. The parish was established in 1796 but the construction of the first stone church started in 1835. The architecture is distinctly earthquake baroque, a style common among Spanish Period churches in the country. Neo-gothic elements are incorporated as well. Before being taken over by the Dominicans, the Church of Naic was headed mostly by secular Filipino clergy, the most famous of whom was Padre Modesto de Castro. He wrote the Tagalog novel Urbana at Feliza, which became a bestseller at the time. Located just outside the Casa Hacienda de Naic, the church is a pilgrim site particularly during Lent. A rosary garden beside the church displays a series of tableaus depicting the Stations of the Cross. Visitors can also check out the museum at one side of the church. The museum displays Marian vestments, paintings, and statues along the staircase up to the second floor.
Open: N/A
Address: Cap. Ciriaco Nazareno St., Brgy. Poblacion, Naic, Cavite
Fee: None
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Nearby attractions

Casa Hacienda de Naic
0.07 km away

Casa Hacienda de Naic is historical for two momentous events in Philippine Revolution. In April 1897, Andres Bonifacio and his allies met here to create the Naic Military Agreement. They sought to oppose Emilio Aguinaldo's government which was initiated during the Tejeros Convention a month earlier. When Andres Bonifacio and his brother were arrested for treason, they were brought to Casa Hacienda and jailed in a small, dark room under the stairs known as the bartolina. The holding cell is still intact today and open to visitors. Casa Hacienda de Naic was converted into an elementary school in 1922.

Jocson Ancestral House
0.28 km away

Originally smaller and made of nipa, the ancestral house was rebuilt in 1930 as a two-story, four-bedroom residence. It has hardwood walls and floors, its sliding windows made of capiz shells. A spiral metal staircase leads to Kapitan Yoyo's bedroom, which contains several artifacts such as old documents signed by Aguinaldo and an antique typewriter. Though the house remains private to the Jocson family, travelers are free to visit and explore.The ancestral house of Gregorio Jocson, better known as Kapitan Yoyo, has some interesting stories to tell. Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippine Republic, was said to have stayed here while recovering from malaria. One of Emilio Aguinaldo's trusted men, Kapitan Yoyo named his eldest son after the president. Kapitan Yoyo's son was also the president's godson.

Bonifacio Trial House
5.94 km away

Now converted into a museum, this antique house was where Andres Bonifacio, leader of the Philippine Revolution, and his brother Procopio were tried for execution in 1897. Built in 1889, the house is made of wood and adobe, patterned after Filipino-Spanish architecture. The first floor displays tarpaulins that tell the story of Andres Bonifacio, the Katipunan, and the Philippine-Spanish Revolution. The second floor has several rooms displaying a diorama of the trial court, framed flags used by the Katipunan, and Katipunan-related paintings by amateurs. Two other rooms house a library and secret letters sent and received by Andres Bonifacio. The house was turned into a museum in 1999 by the National Historical Institute.

Things to do nearby

The Perfect Tagaytay Weekend Escape
Local sightseeing
15.16 km away

From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.  

Kalayaan at Kagitingan Trail
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15.16 km away

Get to know the brave heroes and visit the most historical landmarks of Cavite at Kagitingan Trail! You'll get to stand where Philippines' founding fathers debated the country's future and check out the traces of Filipino history in museums and heritage churches. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

History, Heroism and Leisure Cavite Tour
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15.16 km away


Where to stay

Riverfront Garden Resort
Hotels and homes
6.48 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Maragondon. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you're looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Aquamira Hotel & Resort Inc.
Hotels and homes
6.60 km away

Welcome to Aquamira Resort!

Located inside the 600-hectare Saddle & Clubs Leisure Park in Tanza Cavite is the Aqua Mira Resort, which offers the resort life you have always dreamed of. Here, Aqua Mira Resort is a villa – surrounded by the clear and calming view of water – and turn this into a second home.

At the same time, one can readily enjoy the resort’s top-of-the-line amenities that make for the perfect recreation, relaxation, rejuvenation and entertainment.

Each opens to a sweeping view of the pool. It is built around a water park.

Candi Dasa Resort
Hotels and homes
13.39 km away

Candi Dasa Resort is a relaxing getaway situated in Brgy. Santol, Tanza, Cavite which is about an hour and a half drive from Manila via Coastal Road and Cavitex. Surrounded by nature, its laidback and serene ambiance allows the guests to relax and unwind from the pressure of life's daily routine and activities. Swimming in the adult and kiddie pool is irresistible especially at night with the color-changing lights. Several amenities such as videoke and playground are also provided for more enjoyment. So come visit us and we guarantee that you'll have a great time.

Getting there and around

Cap. Ciriaco Nazareno St., Brgy. Poblacion, Naic, Cavite

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