For those in the Manila area like my family, it has been a yearly tradition to visit 7 churches (if schedule permits, others visit 14 churches to signify 14 stations of the cross) after the Holy Thursday mass. In doing so, we must be strategic in order to avoid traffic and have more time to reflect in each churches.
Here are churches within the Metro which you can visit this Holy Week:
1) Binondo Church
2) San Sebastian
San Sebastian, also known as Minor Basilica of San Sebastian, boasts Gothic Revival architecture, and is the only steel church in the Philippines and Asia. The original structure was actually built using bricks, but because of a Chinese Filipino uprising which burned down the original structure, the current edifice was built to be fire and earthquake-resistant.
3) Quiapo Church
4) Baclaran Church
5) San Agustin
6) Manila Cathedral
7) Malate Church
After a long day of Church hopping and driving around Manila, have a quick stopover and unwind at Century Park Hotel (CPH). Grab a soft and fluffy bibingka and hot chocolate at Cafe in the Park before heading back home.