Word's Largest Rosary

Attraction Christ the King Cathedral, Tagum City, Mindanao, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

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The Word's Largest Rosary rosary weighed 2,815 kilograms and measured at 85.5 meters long. The city claims that the Guinness Book of World Records “recognizes giant rosary as the largest Roman Catholic rosary in the whole world.

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Why Word's Largest Rosary is special ?

Recognized as the world’s longest and largest rosary, The Word's Largest Rosary in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, southern Philippines has become a major tourist attraction especially during the Holy Week.

The rosary was constructed out of magcomo or iron wood that is native to the mountains of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur. It was originally intended as a project of the Knights of Columbus to commemorate the silver anniversary of the Catholic diocese of Tagum City in 2005.

What to explore at Word's Largest Rosary?

The largest basilica in Mindanao, which was designed like a castle, has its distinctive architecture that most tourists find amazing and impressive. The cathedral’s design is a touch of modern and traditional architecture which is different from other churches here in the Philippines. Behind the cathedral sits the largest rosary in the world that weighs 2,815 kilograms.
Designed by a local artist from Davao City named Kublai Millan, the 85.5-meter-long rosary is made of linked bead that are made from magcono (iron wood) which can be found in the mountains of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur. The rosary is slated to be the world’s biggest and the locals of Tagum City hope that the Guinness Book of World Records will officially recognize the giant rosary of Christ the King Cathedral as the “Largest Rosary in the World.”
The giant rosary of Tagum might be slated to be the world’s biggest but all in all, as Lasquite (City Information Officer II) said; the Christ the King Cathedral and its record-breaking rosary, do not only serve as the local people’s claim to fame. Even more significantly, the two have come to symbolize the exemplary spirituality and sense of community of the proud and faithful Tagumeños that will endure the test of time.
Tourists who want to see the world’s largest rosary can get there by taking a bus in Davao City bound for Tagum City. The travel time is about two hours or less. Then from Tagum City, visitors can take a tricycle going directly to the basilica of Christ the King. Tourists will surely love the amazing architecture of the cathedral and also, their visit will not be complete without seeing the record-breaking rosary of Tagum City.

How to get to Word's Largest Rosary?

The Word's Largest Rosary in the Christ the King Cathedral is located at the corner of Gonzales Avenue and Sobrecary Street in Magugpo, south of Tagum City. It is 53 kilometers north of Davao City. To get there, take a bus bound for Tagum City. Buses operate 24 hours a day.

Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/278908/lifestyle/travel/largest-rosary-in-the-world-may-just-be-in-tagum-in-phl

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  • Great place to pray
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On Christmas Day 2012 we loaded up the van with family & friends and headed to Tagum City as a spur of the moment trip to go to the new Gaisano Mall. We wound up taking a quick side trip just off the highway to see the Rosary behind the Christ The King Cathedral - and although I had seen it listed online before - I had no idea how impressive it would be.My honey & her cousin told me it was the largest Rosary in the Philippines - but they did not know if it was also the largest in the world. Of course I had to Google it - and found an article that explained:"An 85.5-meter-long rosary, made of linked beads, lines a pathway going to the giant bronze statue of the Risen Christ.""Tagumeños, as locals from the city are called, are hoping the Guinness Book of World Records would officially recognize it as the world’s largest prayer beads.""We are hoping that it will soon be declared as the largest Roman Catholic rosary in the whole world," said Edwin B. Lasquite, the city information officer II."The article goes on to list a rosary in Brazil and another in Egypt that are currently listed in the record book - but this one is actually much bigger then either of them.The huge bronze statue of the Risen Christ towers above in a beautifully maintained garden setting that makes for a pleasant view as well as a perfect photo opportunity.The Christ The King Cathedral is also an impressive site, showcasing a beautiful blend of modern and classic architecture. On the outside, it reminded me a bit of the story book style castles I had seen in Holland and in fairy tales. Inside the church, I was overwhelmed with the immense size of the temple and the high ceiling,It is just a short distance off the main highway, and only a couple miles from the new mall, which makes it very easy to combine several activities into a quick trip just as we did.Whether you are visiting Tagum City, just passing through, or looking for a destination or attractions to see on your next trip - this is definitely worth visiting.

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Besides being at a beautiful church, the Rosary is in a very tranquil setting, surrounded by tropical plants.

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We went here june 2011. The rosary indeed was big and the place is scenic. Every bead of the rosary is bigger than a head. It is actually in a church so i do not advice making noises and taking tons of photos. Must see to believe. ;)

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On Christmas Day 2012 we loaded up the van with family & friends and headed to Tagum City as a spur of the moment trip to go to the new Gaisano Mall. We wound up taking a quick side trip just off the highway to see the Rosary behind the Christ The King Cathedral - and although I had seen it listed online before - I had no idea how impressive it would be. My honey & her cousin told me it was the largest Rosary in the Philippines - but they did not know if it was also the largest in the world. Of course I had to Google it - and found an article that explained: "An 85.5-meter-long rosary, made of linked beads, lines a pathway going to the giant bronze statue of the Risen Christ." "Tagumeños, as locals from the city are called, are hoping the Guinness Book of World Records would officially recognize it as the world’s largest prayer beads." "We are hoping that it will soon be declared as the largest Roman Catholic rosary in the whole world," said Edwin B. Lasquite, the city information officer II." The article goes on to list a rosary in Brazil and another in Egypt that are currently listed in the record book - but this one is actually much bigger then either of them. The huge bronze statue of the Risen Christ towers above in a beautifully maintained garden setting that makes for a pleasant view as well as a perfect photo opportunity. The Christ The King Cathedral is also an impressive site, showcasing a beautiful blend of modern and classic architecture. On the outside, it reminded me a bit of the story book style castles I had seen in Holland and in fairy tales. Inside the church, I was overwhelmed with the immense size of the temple and the high ceiling, It is just a short distance off the main highway, and only a couple miles from the new mall, which makes it very easy to combine several activities into a quick trip just as we did. Whether you are visiting Tagum City, just passing through, or looking for a destination or attractions to see on your next trip - this is definitely worth visiting.

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