BATANGAS CHURCH: Lipa Cathedral (Mass Schedule + How to Get There)

Lipa City is one of the three cities and also the most populous in Batangas, the other two are Batangas City and Tanauan City. It is a highly developed city compared to the rest of the areas in the province of Batangas. It is the hub for business and recreation. As Batangas’ emerging key city, it also has a good reputation when it comes to health care and medical facilities.

Lipa Cathedral, officially named Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian but also known as San Sebastian Cathedral, is the seat of the Archdiocese of Lipa. It is a Romanesque church located at C.M. Recto Avenue in Lipa City. Its origin can be traced back to April 1605, according to the Lipa City Tourism Council. The structure today has undergone a long history of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction. The cathedral boasts many significant features such as the entrance door with intricate carvings, the circular dome ceiling, towering walls and columns, a bell tower, and a garden called Paseo de San Sebastian. This is a noteworthy stop if you are planning a trip to Lipa.

Mass Schedule and Other Info

For those who want to attend mass here, the schedules are as follows:

  • M-F – 5:30 AM / 7:00 AM / 8:00 AM / 5:15 PM
  • Saturday – 5:30 AM / 7:00 AM / 8:00 AM / 5:00 PM
  • Sunday – 5:00 AM / 6:00 AM / 7:00 AM / 8:15 AM / 9:30 AM / 3:40 PM / 5:00 PM / 6:00 PM / 7:00 PM

FIESTA: The church celebrates its fiesta day on January 20.

CHURCH WEDDING RATE: The Lipa Cathedral is also a prime wedding venue. For inquiries, you may contact the office through this number: (043) 981-1160.

How to Get There

  1. There are many bus companies plying the Manila-Lipa route such as Jam Liner. From Buendia or Cubao terminal, take the bus going to Lipa. The fare is P130-150 and travel time is two to three hours, depending on the traffic condition.
  2. Get off at the Lipa Bus Terminal (SM Lipa) and take a tricycle to Lipa Cathedral. If your bus will take Star Tollway, just alight at Tambo Exit and then take a jeepney to Lipa.

Attractions Near the Church

  • Try the Batangas lomi after your church visit. Other attractions in Lipa are Casa Segunda, the bee farms, The Farm at San Benito, and Mount Carmel Church.
  • If you are into hiking, you can climb Mount Manabu, a relatively easy day hike in Santo Tomas, or Mount Maculot in Cuenca.

Top Lipa Hotels/Resorts

The Farm at San Benito

Cintai – Coritos Garden Hotel

Rose Villas Resort

The Suites at Mount Malarayat

Batangas Hotel Discounts