I’ve been visiting Marikina City for more than 8 years now, ever since I was asked to be a ninong of a wonderful boy. Every Christmas season, I would visit Marikina City to visit my inaanak to bring gifts but I never thought of visiting its main church. My inaanak resides near the Concepcion Church, which I already visited, but it was just recently that I visited the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church (Dambana ng Ina ng mga Walang Mag-ampon) in downtown Marikina City.
I’m surprised that it’s walking distance from the Sports Center (where the jeepney station is located) and that the Pasig-Marikina jeep passes by this wonderful church. I never noticed this church in all those years that I’ve been visiting Marikina City. I’m glad that I decided one day to look for this church. Lately, I’ve been visiting churches in Metro Manila.
This establishment, Cafe Kapitan Restaurant, is located just across the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church in Sta Elena, Marikina City.