Information about Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat
The Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat is located in Piat, Cagayan Province. It is best known for housing a 407-year-old image of the Black Virgin Mary, also called Our Lady of Piat. The image was brought by the Dominican priests who visited the small town and introduced devotion to the Virgin Mary.
The Basilica has a Romanesque architectural design with red brick construction and simplified arches and windows. The interior features a curved wooden ceiling adorned with historical images. At the altar, you'll find the image of Our Lady of Piat enshrined in a glass case.
Devotees may also touch the statue's dress by passing through a staircase behind the church. Many devotees visit the Basilica due to the numerous miracles attributed to Our Lady of Piat, including recoveries from serious illnesses, the end of a drought, and miraculous rescues.
Along with housing the image of Our Lady of Piat, the basilica features a museum that showcases religious artifacts related to the devotion to the Virgin Mary.
Best time to visit
It's best to visit the basilica in the morning to late afternoon so you can easily admire both the exterior and interior designs of this religious site.