Monastery of the Transfiguration

The last piece designed by prominent Architect Leandro Locsin

The Monastery of Transfiguration
is located at San Jose hill, Malaybalay Bukidnon. The 25-year Monastery is made of lime blocks. It is designed by the renowned National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin. Inauguration of this monastery occurred on August 6, 1983 spearheaded by Fr. Eduardo Africa and former Malaybalay bishop Gaudencio Rosales

Astonishing exterior
Serene garden surrounding the monastery
Beautiful landscape
Leandro Locsin is a Filipino Architect, artist and interior designer. Some of the many structures he designed in the Philippines are the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Philippine International Convention Center, and Istana Nurul Iman. Locsin is known for his use of concrete and floating volume designs. The Monastery of the Transfiguration was the last structure he designed.

Floating volume
Steel supports incorporated with piping system
Distinct features of the Church
Concrete base and steel supports
The Monastery is located at a convenient 15 minute location from the city proper. It is considered as a tourist attraction and is one of the most photographed structures in the province. Not only is this place a refuge but also a paradigm of man-made beauty. 

The intricate interior
Wooden individual seats
Wooden ceilings help absorb unnecessary echoes and noise
The altar
The Monastery of the Transfiguration

A trip to Bukidnon would not be complete without a visit to this astonishing architecture. The design surely makes the Church stand out from the many churches in the country. Its unique pyramidal-shape and distinct features make it an emblem of the province. When you travel to Bukidnon, you'd know where to visit.

The tower

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you enjoyed this blog. Comments and suggestions would be very much appreciated. Lovelots <3


  1. WOW! ... Nice shots. Even better description. It's almost as if i'm really there. I'd definitely go there and see it for myself.

    1. thanks kuya myk!!! <3 keep dropping by my blog LOL

  2. Thanks to you, I have added a new place to my future international travel list. Thank you for the great pictures and wonderful words!

    1. wow your welcome ..and thanks a lot for reading and dropping by my blog as well :) :D keep-safe :)




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