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Monastery of the Transfiguration in Bukidnon

Transfiguration Abbey Bukidnon Philippines

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 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… 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 ideal for group spiritual activities such as retreats and recollections.

Entrance is free in the Monastery, but please 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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Also read:  Bukidnon Ultimate Travel Guide.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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