Batalay Shrine

Bato Town, East Catanduanes

Batalay Shrine, Bato, Catanduanes - Go Catanduanes - Happy Island
Activities / View in Batalay Shrine
  • Prayer Offering
  • Picture-taking
  • Church and Shrine
  • Religious
  • Historical

Batalay Shrine or also known as The Site of the First Cross in Catanduanes is located in Brgy. Batalay in the town of Bato, Catanduanes.

It is believed to have been constructed over the grave of the shipwrecked Fr. Diego de Herrera of the Augustinian Order in 1576 and well believed that a spring of clear water sprouted near the cross having healing powers. Legend says that natives suffered supernatural punishment after killing Fray Diego de Herrera. It is said the the punishment was in the form of school of swordfish, which attacked and killed many of the natives.

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Batalay Shrine Details
Going from Virac Downtown
33 Minutes
Distance from Virac Downtown
15 Kilometers
Brgy. Batalay
Town in Catanduanes
Bato Town
District in Catanduanes
East Catanduanes

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