El Retiro

Sorsogon boasts little pockets of serenity. They are everywhere: in gardens, by the beach, in parks, even in unexpected places.

El Retiro, tucked away in a quiet corner of Cabid-an, is one of these. Built primarily as a home for the religious, it has lawns lovingly tended by praying hands. A few meters up, there’s the Monastery of St. Clare. The chapel and the surrounding gardens mirror monastic calm, making El Retiro a touch of heaven on earth.


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  1. […] the soul harried by city life, El Retiro is the perfect escape. Its gardens–perpetually cloaked in calm greens–evoke serenity: a […]

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