Minor Basilica of St. Michael Archagel Facade
The entire province of Quezon is dotted with wondrous churches that reflect the devotion and the earnest faith of the people, and San Miguel de Archangel Basilica Menor is one such church that has served its people through the province's history.
The basilica is located on elevated ground with Mt. Banahaw and Mt. San Cristobal on the background. The basilica, a mute witness to the history of Tayabas, underwent numerous transformations, from an ordinary camarin type church made of bamboo, nipa and anahaw, to a 103-meter long church made of concrete and stone.
One will get to appreciate the Baroque influence on the architectural and interior design of the basilica as manifested on its facade and church interiors.
How to get there
From Manila you can reach Quezon Province by bus to your destination.
Here is the list of terminals where you can catch buses going to Lucena, Quezon:
Travel time to Tayabas will take about 3 hours from Manila. It is bounded on the north by Lucban, Lucena to the south, Pagbilao to the south-east and Sariaya to the west.
Ride a bus from the stations above to Lucena, Quezon. Get off at Lucena Grand Terminal. From there, jeepneys and tricycles are available to get around the town and the city.