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You Can Find a Piece of Rio de Janeiro in Tarlac

Christ the Redeemer 2.0? They've got ya.
You Can Find a Piece of Rio de Janeiro in Tarlac Christ the Redeemer 2.0? They've got ya.

If you've always wanted to jet over to Brazil, we'll let you in on a li'l secret: you can find a piece of Rio de Janeiro over at San Jose, Tarlac! No need for plane rides here.

At the Monestario de Tarlac, a 30-foot statue of Jesus towers over the city below. Sounds like the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio? You bet! That's not all there is to it, though...

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Monasterio de Tarlac’s claim to fame, besides the colossal Risen Christ, is a piece of the True Cross enshrined inside the monastery chapel. Backstory: it's said that when St. Helena dug under Calvary Hill in Jerusalem, she found three wooden crosses. Unsure which of the trio was Jesus’, she asked a dying woman to touch each one. The one that revived her was declared to be the True Cross.

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In 2007, a splinter of that said cross was brought from Germany to the Philippines, and the relic is now kept in Monasterio de Tarlac's white Baroque chapel. So interesting!

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Sitting 300 meters above sea level and perched on Mt. Resurrecion, the Monasterio is quite literally #blessed with the most breathtaking view. Plan a pilgrimage right now! Learn more here.

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