Basilicas in the Philippines

Derived from the Greek term that means “royal house”, a basilica is a church that the Pope granted special ecclesiastical privileges. There are 2 types of basilicas namely Major Basilicas (which only have 4 churches namely St. John Lateran, St. Peter, St. Paul Outside the Walls, and St. Mary Major – all of which are in Rome) and Minor Basilicas. Traditionally, minor basilicas are named considering their “antiquity, dignity, historical value, architectural and artistic worth, and/or significance as centers of worship.” Quoted from the 1989 Vatican document Domus ecclesiae: Norms for the Granting of the Title of Minor Basilica, basilicas must “stand out as a center of active and pastoral liturgy.”

At present, the Philippines has 21 minor basilicas from its different dioceses. Here’s a list of these basilicas:

 

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Our Lady of Peñafrancia Basilica Minore and National Shrine
Archdiocese of Caceres
Balatas Road, 4400 City of Naga
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/basilicaminoreofficial

 

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Minor Basilica and Parish of St. John the Baptist
Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc
Diocese of Laoag
Brgy. Balatong, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/puontiragsakmi

 

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Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat
Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
Rectory Basilica Minore Complex, Piat 357 Cagayan North
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/officialpiatbasilica

 

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Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity
Diocese of San Fernando de La Union
Consolacion (Pob.), Agoo, 2504 La Union
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/agoobasilica1971

 

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Minor Basilica and Shrine Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary of Orani
Diocese of Balanga
Orani, 2112 Bataan
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/MinorBasilicaOfOrani

 

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Basilica Minore de San Sebastian
Archdiocese of Manila
Plaza del Carmen, Quiapo, 1001 Manila
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/sansebastianbasilicamanila

 

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Metropolitan Basilica of the Immaculate Conception | Manila Cathedral
Archdiocese of Manila
Cabildo cor. Beaterio St. , Intramuros, Manila
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/themanilacathedral

 

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Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene| Quiapo Church
Archdiocese of Manila
910 Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, 1001 Manila
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/quiapochurch

 

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Minor Basilica and National Shrine of San Lorenzo Ruiz | Binondo Church
Archdiocese of Manila
Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/binondochurch1596

 

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Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Diocese of Cubao
Broadway Avenue, New Manila, Quezon, City
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/mtcarmelshrinenewmanilaqc

 

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Basilica Minore de San Pedro Bautista
Diocese of Cubao
69 San Pedro Bautista Street, San Francisco Del Monte, 1104 Quezon, City
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/spbbasilica

 

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Immaculate Conception Parish Cathedral and Minor Basilica | Malolos Cathedral
Diocese of Malolos
Malolos City 3000 Bulacan
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/CathedralMalolos

 

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Minor Basilica and Parish of La Purisima Concepcion
Diocese of Malolos
Poblacion, Sta. Maria, Bulacan
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/LaPurisima.SantaMaria

 

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Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Archdiocese of Lipa
M.H. del Pilar 4200 Batangas City, Philippines
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/batangascitybasilica

 

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Basilica of St. Martin de Tours
Archdiocese of Lipa
St. Martin St. 4208 Taal, Batangas
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/parokyanisanmartin

 

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Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
Diocese of Lucena
Brgy. San Roque Zone 1 4327 Tayabas, Quezon
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BasilicangTayabas

 

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Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu
Archdiocese of Cebu
Osmeña Blvd, 6000 Cebu City
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BMSNCebu

 

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Basilica Menor de San Nicolas de Tolentino
Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
Sinait, Ilocos Sur
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Basilica-Menor-de-San-Nicolas-de-Tolentino-Santuario-de-Sto-Cristo-107597157546546

 

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Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag
Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan
2430 Manaoag, Pangasinan
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/manaoagminorbasilicaofficial

 

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Basilica of St. Dominic de Guzman
Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan
Malong Street 2420 San Carlos City, Philippines
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/stdominic1587

 

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Minor Basilica and Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
Diocese of Pasig
Sta. Ana Taguig, Philippines
Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShrineofStaAna

 

Reference/s:
What Makes a Basilica: https://stspeterandpaulbasilica.com/what-makes-a-basilica

 

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