The Tanay Catholic Church, formally known as the San Ildefonso Parish Church, is located in Tanay, Rizal Province. The Tanay Church was first built in 1606 and was originally constructed of nipa and bamboo. The current structure, made of locally quarried stone, was completed in 1680. In 1783, it was reconstructed together with the convent. The church is an example of early Renaissance architecture. It has a four-story octagonal tower, a façade of adobe blocks, relieved by columns and semicircular arched windows. Its podium is adorned by a niche with a statue of San Ildefonso de Toledo. A convent and a courtyard connect the church to the Catholic school managed by the Diocese of Antipolo. Within are ornate altars with statues of saints. Finely carved, the 200 year-old Stations of the Cross add luster to the antiquity of the Continue reading
Daranak Falls is located in Tandang Kutyo in Tanay, Rizal Province. Daranak Waterfalls is nestled quietly at the foot of the Tanay mountains, adjacent to the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Preserved with the natural vegetation and complemented with beautiful waterfalls, ponds and rivers cascading through elaborate tropical trees and plants, the Daranak Falls is 14 meters high falls is truly a refreshing site. A favorite location shooting area of most local and international movies and advertising outfits in the country. Daranak Falls is open daily from 8:00AM – 5:00PM, entrance fee for adult is 20 pesos and 15 pesos for kids. Picnic shed is available for 300 pesos, whereas picnic table is for 150 pesos. Overnight camping is not allowed. All alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Continue reading
The town fiesta in honor of San Ildefonso de Toledo is held every January 23rd in the city of Tanay, Rizal. Musical band sponsored by the nine barangays roam around the town. The musical exhibition and competition is held in the afternoon of January 24. Painting exhibition, carnival and amateur singing competitions are likewise held.