Monastery of the Transfiguration in Bukidnon

Pyramid Shaped Chapel in Bukindon

Bukidnon: Monastery of the Transfiguration in Malaybalay City

It was noontime when we left the Provincial Capitol ground after witnessing the last contingent’s presentation from the Kaamulan Festival Street Dancing competition. Since it was still early, we decided to explore Malaybalay Bukidnon and visit the Monastery of the Transfiguration.

Monastery of the Transfiguration in Bukidnon
Monastery of the Transfiguration in Bukidnon

I initially asked a local if the monastery is just near the City proper and he said “Yes!”, Well, I usually get that answer in most of my out of town trips and unfortunately in most cases, their “that’s just near” answer is actually different from what we expected. To avoid any hassle, we rented a jeepney to avoid multiple transfers.

From the Highway entrance, It took us almost 10 minutes before we reached the chapel. It was the same Chapel that I visited a couple of years back, nothing has changed but I liked it that way. The solemnity of the place makes it special and it gives more character to the place.

Inside the Chapel of Monastery of the Transfiguration
Inside the Chapel of Monastery of the Transfiguration

The Transfiguration Monastery in San Jose, Malaybalay City in Bukidnon is known for its pyramid chapel which is a popular destination for people who want to pray and for those who are seeking peace of mind and calmness of soul and spirit.

Pyramid Shaped Chapel in Bukindon
Pyramid Shaped Chapel in Bukidnon

It was noontime but the wind was cold, calming and relaxing… No wonder… this is the place the monks chose to have their Monastery built.

The Monastery in Malaybalay City
The Monastery in Malaybalay City

The Monastery is truly an ideal place for group spiritual activity such as retreats and recollections.

Entrance is free in the monastery but feel free to buy souvenirs at their souvenir shop to help local farmers.

Monastery of the Transfiguration
Address: San Jose, 8700 Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Phone: 0935 252 4787

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  1. Ella says

    How do you think the current recession will affect the travel business? Maybe people still want to travel – just cheaper?

  2. Philippines says


    I went to this monastery but the problem is that shorts are not allowed so I was not able to take a good picture of the pyramid monastery. There are two monasteries, right? the Old (right road) and New (left road)? Do you happen to know the history or difference?

    Mark M.

  3. Boracay says

    WOW! That’s one unique monastery. Wish i could pay a visit there.. Nice post. 🙂

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