Primera Iglesia Bautista, San Andres

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Perched atop a hill, Primera Iglesia Bautista features sweeping views across nearly the entire island. Originally constructed in 1847 with pine wood imported all the way from Alabama, the Baptist church very much recalls the look of the American South, with its paneled exterior and red roof. Pay a visit to the historical building, which can seat close to 1,000 people, and explore its spartan interior, complete with dark wood furnishings and an upper level of pews. Afterwards, you can climb up the spiral staircase within the steeple to get an even better panorama of the surrounding landscape and ocean. Make Primera Iglesia Bautista a part of your San Andres Island vacation plans using our San Andres Island vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We went with the public bus to the church on a Sunday morning. Service starts at 10:30am so we arrived a little bit upfront. Before service started we got a small preach, afterwards we joined the serv...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    An attraction to visit lack care, inside and outside. the Baptist Church is in the middle of the island
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  • August 8, 2017
    We met part of the history of the island and their different faiths brought by missionaries from other countries. Very nice your travel especially the view from the dome
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  • March 13, 2017
    The first baptist church was closed due to a funeral, but the views around it were spectacular. Head a little further to the second baptist church which you can access spectacular views also, and you can climb the stairs from the outside even if it's closed or there's a service on.
  • July 14, 2017
    The best place of the Island First Baptist Church.
  • May 7, 2015
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  • August 5, 2017
    360° view of the whole island, very tall, not recommended for people with Vertigo or phobia of heights
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  • July 7, 2017
    First Baptist Church called "Emmanuel", is regarded as the oldest American in its temple, because its construction dates from 1947. Pine wood brought from Alabama was used to build it. From the Centre of San Andrés, stands in the distance, when viewed from any point around the island. Its construction is of red roof, and is situated in the part more high of the island called "La Loma".
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