Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Iloilo Part 2

The Notable San Joaquin
The Parish Church of San Joaquin, the only military inspired Catholic church in the Philippines, was built in the 19th century by the Augustinians.

 Campo Santo de San Joaquin, is another cultural heritage of the town.

Historic Miag-ao
The Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miag-ao was built in 1786.

Melody of Guimbal
 The San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish. A 400 year old church made from adobe stones called igang and coral stones quarried from Guimaras. It was built in 1774.

Guimbal Town Plaza &  Guimbal Watchtower.

Guimbal Watchtowers are 17th Century structures used as look-out for raiding Moro pirates.

Tigbauan Town
St . John of Sahagun Church,  is 439 years old. Built in 1575 from yellow limestones.

Beautiful Molo
Saint Anne’s Parish, also known locally as the Molo Church.

The church was constructed in 1831.

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  1. You know what Miguel, I have always been dreaming of visiting Iloilo (never been here :( | and of course the first thing that I would want to see is the Miag-ao church... I'm sure it is as equally satisfying as Sta. Maria Church and Paoay church which are also UNESCO world heritage churches :)

  2. this made us realize more that we have such a beautiful country blessed with colorful history..