, of which there were 1,810 worldwide as of 2019.
|Badoc Basilica in 2013|
The basilica houses the Virgin Milagrosa statue of the Virgin Mary. It is dedicated to John the Baptist and has the title of a minor basilica since 2018. It was built in the 17th century in the Baroque style.
Church founded: 1714
Declared as a basilica: 2018
Location: Brgy Soriano Street, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
Church founded: 1596
Declared as a basilica: July 23, 1992
Location: 1006 Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, 1006 Metro Manila
Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Batangas City)
|Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception|
On February 13, 1945, the church was declared a minor basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The declaration was made upon the request of Lipa’s bishop, Alfredo Verzosa. On January 16, 2022, the Basilica was also declared as the Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Niño de Batangan.
Church founded: 1578 (first temporary church), 1857 present church
Declared as a basilica: February 13, 1945
Location: M.H.Del Pilar, Poblacion, Batangas
The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, located on top of a hill in the town, has been canonically affiliated with the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome since June 2011.
The parish encompassing Manaoag and the surrounding towns is administered by the Order of Preachers under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It was officially declared a Basilica in 2015.
Some of the miracles attributed to Our Lady of Manaoag are depicted in murals inside the church’s transepts and nave. The Paschal Chapel beside the south flank of the church has icons of the Black Nazarene similar to that of the Quiapo Church, the Santo Entierro (Dead Christ), and other statues of the Virgin Mary.
Church founded: 1600s by the Augustinians as Santa Monica Chapel, established by Captain Gaspar de Gamboa in 1720
Declared as a basilica: February 2015
Location: Milo St, Manaoag, Pangasinan
It is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Patroness of the country. The cathedral serves as the episcopal seat of the Archbishop of Manila. On April 27, 1981, Pope John Paul II issued papal bull Quod Ipsum designating the cathedral as a minor basilica by his own Motu Proprio.
Church founded: 1571
Declared as a basilica: April 27, 1981
Location: Cabildo, 132 Beaterio St, Intramuros, Manila
Church founded: April 21, 1714 as an independent parish
Declared as a basilica: September 5, 2019
Location: QFVH+794, Orani, Bataan
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity
It is the seat of the Santa Monica Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Fernando de La Union under the Vicariate of St. Francis Xavier (Vicar Forane Raul S. Panay). The diocese of San Fernando La Union is part of the territory of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.
Church founded: 1578
Declared as a basilica: July 15, 1982
Location: Poblacion, Agoo, La Union
Basilica of Our Lady of Piat
The Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat is one of the Minor Basilicas in the Philippines.
Declared as a basilica: June 22, 1999
Location: QFPJ+R28, Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat Rd, Piat, Cagayan
It is one of the largest Marian pilgrimage sites in Asia. The icon of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is enshrined in this sanctuary. Rev. Fr. Rodel Cajot is the present Rector of the Basilica, having been appointed in 2011. It is the only basilica in the Bicol Region and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres.
Church founded: May 22, 1982
Declared as a basilica: May 22, 1985
Location: Balatas Road, Naga, 4400 Camarines Sur
Immaculate Conception Parish Church (Santa Maria)
Church founded: 1793
Declared as a basilica: November 27, 2021
Location: RX97+R72, Santa Maria, 3022 Bulacan
The basilica is famous home for the Black Nazarene, a dark statue of Jesus Christ said to be miraculous. The basilica is under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Manila and its current rector is Rev. Fr. Rufino C. Sescon, Jr.
Church founded: 1586
Declared as a basilica: December 11, 1987
Location: 391, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila
San Sebastian Church (Manila)
The Minor Basilica of San Sebastian, better known as San Sebastian Church or San Sebastian Basilica is a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in Manila, Philippines. It is the church of the Parish of San Sebastian, and also a Shrine of Nuestra Senora del Monte Carmelo, or Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
|Minor Basilica of San Sebastian|
Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architecture. An example of the Gothic Revival architecture in the Philippines, it is the only steel building church in the Philippines. It was designated as a National Historical Landmark in 1973 and as a National Cultural Treasure in 2011.
Church founded: 1621 first church was built, 1891 the present church was completed
Declared as a basilica: June 24, 1890
Location: Pasaje del Carmen St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila
Basilica del Santo Niño
|Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú|
It is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, allegedly built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño de Cebú was found during the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi.
This image of the Child Jesus is the same presented by Ferdinand Magellan to the chief consort of Rajah Humabon on the occasion of their royal Baptism to Roman Catholicism on 14 April 1521. The image was found by a soldier named Juan de Camuz forty years later, preserved in a wooden box, after Legazpi had razed a local village.
When Pope Paul VI made the church a basilica in 1965, he declared it to be “the symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines.” The present building was completed from 1739–1740, and was designated by the Holy See as the “Mother and Head of all Churches in the Philippines”.
Church founded: April 28, 1565
Declared as a basilica: 1965
Location: Pilgrim’s Center, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
Basilica Minore de Santuario de San Pedro Bautista
The Basilica Menor de San Pedro Bautista (Minor Basilica of Saint Pedro Bautista), also known as the San Francisco del Monte Church is a parish church in the San Francisco del Monte district of Quezon City, in the Philippines.
Church founded: 1590 (sub-parish)
Declared as a basilica: July 9, 2020
Location: 69 San Pedro Bautista, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, 1104 Metro Manila
Church founded: 1574
Declared as a basilica: September 10, 2021
Location: VF85+638, Sinait, Ilocos Sur
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Church founded: 1572
Declared as a basilica: December 8, 1954
|Saint Anne Parish Church|
Church founded: 1587
Declared as a basilica: July 26, 2022
Location: 41 Liwayway Street, Santa Ana, Taguig
|Facade of Tayabas Basilica|
The church is the largest in the province of Quezon; and is built in the shape of a key. Locals often refer to the church as Susi ng Tayabas (“The Key of Tayabas”). The church’s 103-metre (338-foot) aisle also has the longest nave among Spanish colonial era churches in the Philippines.
Church founded: 1585
Declared as a basilica: October 18, 1988
Location: Lopez Jaena Street, Tayabas, 4327 Quezon
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