Calvary Hills


To the faithful, tired, and weary, the Calvary Hills of Iguig is the perfect place for spiritual renewal. Since its opening in 1982, it has become a choice destination and pilgrimage especially during Holy Week. This place speaks of joy and freedom with its vast rolling hills open to the sky. Whether for prayer or a needed respite from daily worries, Calvary has become a place where one can express faith and find comfort and relief. The larger-than-life depiction of the passion and death of Jesus Christ with the scenic Cagayan River, rolling hills, and plains as its fitting location and backdrop, makes Iguig Calvary Hills appealing to the faithful.

This place is sacred because it embodies and represents the passion of Jesus Christ and Calvary-the hill in Jerusalem where Pontius Pilate crucified Jesus Christ. Like in many versions and adaptations of Calvary Hills abroad and in the Philippines, all 14 Stations of the Cross are thoughtfully laid out to guide the pilgrims’ way. The devout can follow the progress of the stages of the Passion of Christ, commemorating the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Visiting Iguig is not complete without visiting Calvary Hills. This place is popular among devotees during the Holy Week when the Catholic community does their prayer and penance.