Right along the ridge of Tagaytay is a house that’s dedicated to the adoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you’re driving towards Tagaytay along the Sta. Rosa route, all you have to do is make a left turn at the ridge that leads to Development Academy of the Philippines and the Picnic Grove. You can’t miss the 50-foot image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the right side of the highway.
Tierra de Maria is a solemn place for quiet reflection. The gates are opened at eight in the morning and closes at six in the evening. The giant image welcomes visitors with open arms. Beneath it is a gurgling fountain that calls to mind the changing of water into wine at the celebrated Wedding Feast at Canaah when the Blessed Mother requests Jesus for a miracle despite the fact that it was not time for Him to manifest his power. Yet Jesus performs the miracle regardless because of His mother’s request.