Filipinos are very religious. We always make sure to visit our local churches to attend masses with our loved ones at least once a week. Just like what we always say, the family that prays together, stays together. But if you’re looking for a change of scenery or just simply wanting to go to a different church, why not try to visit Baclaran?
Baclaran is well known for the Redemptorist Church or the Baclaran Church which houses the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, dedicated to the Holy Mary herself. It is one of the largest Marian churches in the Philippines that is visited by many Filipinos all over the country. The church is especially packed on Wednesdays, which is popularly called as the “Baclaran Day” due to the number of people attending the mass and praying to the Mother of Perpetual Help.
Flea Markets or Tiangges are infamous destinations in Baclaran because of its wide range of products being sold, occupying the westbound lane of Taft Avenue. From clothes, toys to home decorations, electronics and traditional medicine, and of course street food, they all have it there. There is also a nearby mall and a garden where families can hangout and have fun after visiting the famous church.
The area also being near the first MRT station makes commuting easy so you can sit back, relax and overall have a great time!