Initially, this is the old picture of Our Lady of Piat Basilica taken 6 years ago.
The new facade of Our Lady of Piat Basilica
Heralding the modernity and passage of art, many view this impressive architectural design. The new face of Our Lady of Piat Basilica has transformed into a modern revival of a classical Romanesque architecture.
The overall view before and after the renovation Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat
The entry door of Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat
Note: I took these photos when I returned home to attend the town festival.
The Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat is one of the twenty-one Basilicas in the Philippines. Northern Luzon’s most visited church and a pilgrimage site located in Piat, Cagayan (Philippines) It is best known for housing the 16th century statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary along being known as the “Black Virgin Mary” due to its dark- brownish skin.
This Marian image is the Patroness of the province and the Mother of Cagayan. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees flocked to the Basilica, believing in its miracles and many impossible wishes were fulfilled.
I’m from Piat. I mentioned this in my previous blog, “My hometown, my birthplace Piat Cagayan.” My hometown Piat is a small but peaceful town that combines natural beauty, culture, and tradition. This small town is an ideal place for people to live in harmony with the beauty of nature…
Writing about my hometown is part of my dedication and these are the moments I remember most while I was there. For me, it is the most authentic way to bring back a piece of homeland, I mean the most beautiful way to recall memories.
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