Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag | Things to do in Manaoag-Pangasinan

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Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, a famous pilgrimage site of the North. Granted the title as Minor Basilica by Pope Francis last 2015. In the 1600s a farmer witnessed an apparition of Mama Mary asking the farmer to build a church on that hill where she appeared and to spread the news. Another miraculous event happened on the church was when a dead infant rose again after putting it on the altar. The church had withstand bombings during World War II and an earthquake in 1982. After three renovations, you will now see a rosary park, spacious candle gallery, and a Museum of the Minor Basilica which houses the replica and dresses she used on special occassions and a glass case of perfume that was donated by the devotees.
Open: 4am-7pm Mon-Sun, Museum 8am-5pm
Address: Milo St. Brgy. Poblacion, Manaoag, Pangasinan
Fee: None
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Nearby attractions

Manaoag Organic Hub
0.25 km away

The newly-opened AGTALON Organic Hub in Manaoag aims to promote farm tourism and the different organic products around Northern Luzon. AGTALON (Agro-Technical Assistance and Livelihood Opportunities in the North) is a globally-recognized NGO that promotes sustainable agriculture and development. You can pass by the hub along National Highway on your way to Urdaneta City. It currently has a store where you can buy organic products and a small farm at the back that will be developed as a pick-and-pay farm. This year they are planning to have a kubo-type restaurant that will allow visitors to eat organic meals and try malunggay or chesa ice cream as desserts. The hub is open from Monday to Sunday.

Marlyn's Puto Special
4.17 km away

Made with love and hard work, Marlyn's Puto Special is one of the main suppliers of puto calasiao (sticky steamed rice cake) in Manaoag. Remember the early days of just chilling with your family on a picnic, a gathering or a fiesta that won't be complete without puto on the side. Experience how these are made by heading at Aling Marlyn's Puto plantation. Observe how her family help each other in cooking a thousand pieces of puto every day, that is only from the minimum orders they get on a day to day basis. Because of her exceptional hard work, and being a hands-on entre-Pinay, she had already bought their own house and lot and a tricycle and she plans to expand the place for their plantation.

Ferdinand Mushroom Farm
4.56 km away

Be amazed how a mushroom, an edible organic mushroom is delicately sowed with the use of dried leaves that just can be found in the backyard. Everybody knows mushrooms grow everywhere but achieving a specific kind, careful steps should be done. In a hidden backyard in Brgy Pias, Mapandan, Mang Ferdinand will show you, together with his friendly dog body guards will show you how they make mushrooms. First, dried banana leaves will be cut into pieces to make a bundle and dip into a barrel of water for an hour simultaneously laying it on the ground to make a bed that will be sowed with seedling or a mushroom spawn. After making a four-layer bed, it should be covered with plastic and later on with huge banana leaves to cover the whole mushroom ground. The mushrooms will be ready for harvest in about five days. For 30 years, Mang Ferdinand can usually collect 80 kilograms of mushrooms per harvest and sell it around 200 pesos per kilo.

Where to stay

Ruperto's Restaurant & Resort

Ruperto's Inland Resort is located in Barangay Linmansangan, town of Binalonan, Pangasinan. It's only a four hours drive from Manila. Its proximity to Baguio City makes it an ideal place to stay as you can get a glimpse of the country's summer capital in just a two-hour drive from the resort. Or visit the shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag, only 15 minutes via leisurely drive amidst green countryside scenery and smooth concrete roads. 

RDT Hotel & Spa
Hotels and homes
9.59 km away

RDT hotel & Spa offers quality hotel and spa services at a reasonable price. 


Golden Empress Hotel
Hotels and homes
10.02 km away

Located at Santa Barbara, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay. 

Getting there and around

Milo St. Brgy. Poblacion, Manaoag, Pangasinan

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