"Inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer, Fr. Suarez envisioned a place to be known as the Oratory of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a majestic statue of Mary, the tallest in the world, standing on a mountain 'like a beacon of light, a proclamation of love and faith, a steadfast companion', her gaze benign, her hands raised in loving benediction over her children."
Monte Maria Chapel is another one of the churches that we visited on Good Friday. Also not within the territorial jurisdiction of Tagaytay, it is located in the next town, Alfonso, Cavite. A temporary structure serves as a place holder for a more permanent structure that is about to be constructed in the area. My father first came here to visit the humble healer Father Fernando Suarez who regularly says mass in this chapel.
The Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega is one of the chapels that we visited this Good Friday when we headed for Tagaytay. Not really within Tagaytay City, Caleruega is located in the fringes of Nasugbu, Batangas which is near enough Tagaytay that it shares a bit of the cool air the city is famous for.
Caleruega is a sprawling compound populated with several buildings and getting to the Transfiguration Chapel is quite a walk. On the way there, you may pass by the Way of the Cross, the Koi Pond, a plant nursery, and even the Garden Cafe. The walk is long as it is steep. Once I reached the chapel though, I quickly decided that it was worth it.
Caleruega lives up to its reputation as one of the most solemn and scenic places of worship in the Philippines. No wonder it is among the most popular chapels for weddings in the country.
"The Crosswinds Resort Suites in Tagaytay is the ideal place to unwind and to recharge.
Located inside the leisure community of Crosswinds Tagaytay and nestled on the hillside of this 100 Hectare development, the crisp scent of 20,000 pine trees perfuming the air and the view of rolling hills with sweeping vistas, offer a welcome repose for nerves frayed and tattered by the stresses of work and urban life."
This February 11, enjoy a special romantic overnight stay in our Deluxe Room with breakfast for two. Dine and dance in the evening with your Valentine inside the hotel's tropical garden inspired Aurora Grand Ballroom. Love-struck partners get a chance to win an overnight accommodation in one of our Premier Penthouse Suites! All for only P5,888net!
• Upgrade to a One-Bedroom Suite at P1,000net
• Walk-in diners at P700 per person; Kids 12 yrs. old & below get 50% off
• Additional nights in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for two at P3,777net
• 15% discount on beverage at Tower Sports Bar
• 20% discount on O'Spa services
• 25% discount on published room rates, for the next stay valid until October 2012
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day dinner (Feb 11, Feb 14) at T House and enjoy a special set menu for only P1,150 nett/person.
T House Tagaytay Valentines Dinner Menu
APPETIZER Freshly baked sesame dinner roll served with homemade tomato butter
Cream of pumpkin soup with roasted almond and seared scallop
Carpaccio of cantaloupe salad with arugula, prosciutto and toasted walnut in balsamic vinaigrette
ENTRÉE Herb crusted salmon with roasted lemon Or Beef tenderloin steak with choice of mashed potato, sautéed market vegetables or baked marble potato served with béarnaise sauce, creamy mushroom sauce and peppered sauce
DESSERTGreen tea pannacotta pavlova in mango sauce
WINE Terra Vega Cabernet Sauvignon or Terra Vega Chardonnay