SHOPPING AROUND TOWN
Founded in 1571 by Gat Tayaw, the small town of Liliw is nestled at the foot of Mount Banahaw. Known as the “Tsinelas (footwear) capital of the Philippines,” Liliw is a paradise for footwear lovers. With over 70 shops selling slippers and shoes, people from all over the country frequently come to Liliw due to its thriving footwear industry.
It offers a wide array of local delicacies from suman, espasol, and uraro pastries to name a few. We recommend visitors to try the pako or fresh fern salad, the sinantolan, and the local version of bibingka with slices of fresh coconut meat.
Liliw church is known as St. John the Baptist Parish Church, a Roman Catholic churches in Liliw, Laguna. The church is known for its red brick façade and baroque style architecture.
Established in 1620, the first church was built in wood. A stronger stone church was built from 1643 to 1646 and was partially destroyed during the 1880 Luzon earthquake. It was reconstructed in 1885.
What is also unique and special about Liliw is its climate. It enjoys a mild mountain climate, meaning that in the summer, while it may be quite hot during the day, it is usually very cool in the evenings and early morning. Therefore one can expect the weather to be quite chilly during the months of December to February. The mountain breeze on one’s skin is a refreshing experience such that one does not need to travel the long distance to Baguio or Sagada to enjoy the cool mountain air. There are also several areas with natural pools and streams with very refreshing and cold water. There is still plenty of forest cover in the peripheries of the town.
Finally, the best treasure of the town are its people. They are honest and they believe in the value of hard work. They always have a smile on their faces and are ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.