The National Shrine to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage is popularly and simply known as Antipolo Cathedral. A landmark in Rizal, Antipolo Cathedral often attracts people from all corners of the country including the National Hero, Jose Rizal.
As a kid, I fondly remember lining up at the back of the altar to get a chance to touch the mantle of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage). After the mass, we would buy some cashew nuts or kakanin (rice cakes/products).
Decades later, the edifice around the church has changed. The pasalubongs have evolved.
If there are some changes, there are also things that stayed the same. Religious souvenir items are still available.
The Antipolo Cathedral, evolving since it completion in 1632, has retained its charm.
Date Last Visited: August 2014