Information about Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto is a Catholic shrine that sits on Mirador Hill in Baguio City. It was constructed in 1913 mainly out of limestone that was used to build the Mirador Jesuit Villa. Inside the grotto, you will find the Our Lady of Lourdes statue. This sculpture was created by the famous artist Isabelo Tampingco using polychromed molave.
Aside from serving as a place of worship, many tourists flock here for the scenic view of Baguio City that the grotto offers. To reach the grotto, you will have to climb up a stairway made up of around 252 steps which took five years to complete.
However, it was later damaged in 1990 due to an earthquake that had affected Mirador Hill. Following the natural disaster, it was restored along with a center rail to provide assistance for elderly who wanted to visit the shrine. In 2007, a handicap route to the shrine was also laid out.
Best time to visit
It is recommended to visit the grotto during the dry season, which usually starts in late December and lasts up to the last weeks of May. These months have fewer chances of rainfall so you can better enjoy the view from the shrine. Along with the unobstructed view, Baguio has a cooler temperature than most of the country during the dry season, making it a perfect place to escape the summer heat.