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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

road trip to Tanay......


Since the scheduled WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS was postponed til January 2010, we had to change plans as well. The first option was supposed to be swimming at Club Manila East since they have this 50% off promo for all facebook fans. Twas cancelled as well. Out of frustration, I grabbed my motobike and drove southward with Marvin to Cardona, Morong, Baras and then Tanay Rizal.....

Rizal Province

wide and well paved roads...

We stopped over Morong Church for Marvin to see it. Then we drove southwards again as I am curious about TANAY RIZAL.It's only 15 minutes away from Morong. Good thing I took the highway, the travel time would have been longer as the other way passes through small communities....

Tanay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Rizal Philippines. It is located 57 kilometers east of Manila.
We were here for 2 reasons. One, I want to survey the area if it is possible to commute to Laguna from here and two, I wanted to see the famous CHURCH of TANAY otherwise known as Saint Ildefonso Church.

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

Tanay church on a busy Sunday afternoon....

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

Marvin busy looking at the details....

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

It is an example of early Renaissance Architecture. The church is famous for its beautiful ‘retablos’ (altars) and 14 ‘Via Crucis’ or Station of the Cross curved in bass relief of wood, and other antiques.

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal


The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

the altar similar to that of Antipolo Church...

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

...that make it more than 200 years. But well maintained as such. Unlike in Morong, there are many parishioners here. We noticed that Morong church was closed when we dropped by at around 2pm. Odd coz it's even Sunday.

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

It is also famed as one of the very few churches in the country featuring Rococo Artwork, a style popular during the 18th century characterized by curves and goldleaf.

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

the bell tower standing proud.....

The Church of Tanay- Tanay Rizal

a happy me....

It took us 35 minutes all in all to get back to St. Monique Valais in Pantok. Not bad. It's Sunday so traffic was specifically light. Another town visited in my new province.

Map of Rizal from the provincial website


Can't really wait to explore more of Rizal .....

41 comments:

  1. at sinasabe mong wala kang holiday pero gala to death ka. lavet! ;)

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  2. pusang kalye ka talaga, panay ka gala.. he he he

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  3. Chyng---nitong linggo lang yan. weekend lang talaga pwede....

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  4. Alkapon---pero sa tabi tabi lang muna. di kaya ang malayo. wlang pambayad ng plane. lol

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  5. wow. Rizal seems to be interesting. dati wala akong kaamor amor sa Rizal kasi gaya ng Bulacan at cavite, ang lapit nila sa manila. parang di probinsya ang turing ko. haha. nice.

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  6. whee! ganda talaga ng mga tanawin dito sa atin (Rizal). Astig yung simbaha ng Morong - simply breath taking!

    Sana mapasyal din kayo minsan dito sa San Mateo and Montalban ^_^

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  7. Allen--ako rin dati---pero odd kasi ang rizal malapit kaso wild. parang pagtawid mo from Manila, another world na. mabundok kasi. at malamig parang Tagaytay lalo dito sa part ng Binangonan ang Morong area....

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  8. fiel-kun--anu bang meron dyan sa San Mateo at Montalban?

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  9. Napostponed ang Pyro Olympics? Gusto ko sana manood, kaso ang mahal eh...

    Anyway, congratulations to your travel, seeing the pictures show that you really enjoyed the trip!

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  10. hxero-- pag galing kapa ng Manila medyo kakaburo kasi matrapik along the way at wlng masyadong options na dadaanan.

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  11. paulo--uo. sa Jan uli. bad kasi weather e. me 200 namn sa general admission area at mas maganda view don kasi wlang nakaharang di tulad sa VIP area....

    thanks. i did

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  12. @pusang-kalye:
    umm, magandang puntahan dito sa San Mateo yung Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu church. then sa may bandang bundok, ganda din mag nature tripping.

    Sa Montalban, Avalon Zoo yung pinagmamalaki nila dun saka yung sa "Wawa" dam may resort din dun ^_^

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  13. fiel-kun--ay--wawa. sounds famous. yung isa ko friend lagi dyan. pero ako dipa nakasama.....

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  14. perjalanan yang menyenagkan, sayang aku gak ikut, kalau ikut pastu tambah seru

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  15. wow.. road trip? must be fun i assume... bring me there ok the next time i fly to the philipines =p

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  16. road trip? on bike?..basta wear your helmet friend..parang ang ganda nga ng Rizal,very historical..

    sige,explore and expose your new province!!!

    regards to teresa.

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  17. pakde sulas---sorry mate. I cant understand a word. hehe

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  18. fufu--sure, I'll take you on my motorbike. lol

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  19. aquamarine--uo. kailangan friend. kung hindi, mahuli ng pulis, mahal ang multa.lol

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  20. Ayos ah... gala gala lang... jijijijiji... pag bored nga naman... jowk! jijijijijiji

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  21. I am Xprosaic-- YUN lang kasi time gumala pag-weekend

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  22. I so miss that kind of place...away from the hustles and bustles of the city...

    Thanks for sharing...

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  23. that area has beautiful old churches. i visited this one church years back in that area that's small yet nice. i forgot the name though.

    i hope youll also feature infanta soon. hehehe...

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  24. Jag-- wlang Catholic church dyan no?

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  25. the donG-- still a lot to discover in this place I guess~~

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  26. how could such a big event postpone? also, I thought you took a video of some firework displays earlier on. Whoa it will be more frustrating for tourists.

    Lovely church. :)

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  27. never been to tanay or to rizal for that matter pero isa ito sa mga malapit puntahan at may magagandang view daw. hopefully makapunta din jan minsan.

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  28. eunice-- yeah--really a bad thing for tourists but the weather could really do more damage if they go ahead as scheduled. I had a video posted earlier. you can check it out~~

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  29. Lawstude~--ay. dika pala nakasama kay Dom nong pumunta sya sa Morong church? Rizal is like another world from Manila. lam mong malayo pero you get this feeling na sobrang liblib na sya at malayo sa kabihasnan. hehe

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  30. i love joyrides

    mukhang sobrang enjoy ka din sa rizal joyride nyo, ah
    =)

    happy weekend!

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  31. Raft3r--uo. exciting kasi nagmotor lang kami. hehe

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  32. daming magagandang tanawin sa Tanay! we often go there on a mountain bike :)

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  33. LANTAW---talaga? I think mountain biking here--though medyo mahirap e challenging talaga at fun for sure. esp pag marami kayo

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  34. Mangyan Adventurer---sa tabi tabi na nga lang e. hehe

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  35. hi im from tanay rizal.. suggest ko sayo try mo din ivisit ang daranak and batlag falls kung kaya mo pa try mo din ang tinipak sa daraitan dito rin sa tanay ;)

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  36. ei--saw your comment in my blog---www.pusangkalye.net....do you blog? thanks sa additional info ha. I will soon.

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