Information about Iguig Calvary Hills
Iguig Calvary Hills
.Iguig Calvary Hills, located in Iguig, Cagayan, is an 11-hectare religious site featuring concrete and life-sized images depicting the Stations of the Cross. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics, especially during Holy Week. The hills are named Iguig Calvary Hills to commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Calvary Hill in Jerusalem.
The site was constructed in 1982 under the guidance of Parish Priest Fr. Rogelio Cortez and has since become one of the most photographed tourist spots in Cagayan. Along with its religious significance, the hills provide a stunning view of the Cagayan River and the valley. You will also find the Church of San Antonio de Galicia atop the hills. This 18th-century Gothic church is considered among the oldest in the province and boasts unique flying buttresses that provide structural support. Additionally, it features a brick stairway leading to the river, historically used by Spaniards and merchants.
Best time to visit
Since one of the main draws of this site is its stunning view of the Cagayan River, it's best to visit around 5 PM when the sun begins to set.