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Santa Barbara Church, Iloilo City

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  • Love all the restorations of the church & convent! Just beautiful, & thanks to everyone who had these made possible! This church made me proud to an Ilonggo.  more »
  • Catch a taxi to take you to get your mom to come up with that, please take a taxi. Going up to the Church on the Mall and Robinsons, about 1 hour or so it takes a certain taxi fare. Round 800 or so? But when he ran a scam this cabbie 2000 peso and asked him back when the 1000 Peso mud sound Raider. What about the centipede company blah and the original is not in charge where the meter is not I who am an embarrassing ride alone he AO AO Ho trying to get into the gang? 75000 won in 2 hours round trip taxi teleportation these scammers never give and return the Cubs we went to 1500. Jeepney ride will take you to 100 Peso jump jeepney because Sue look blah blah here 100 years l dispersed UNESCO cultural heritage to also see much than I thought, well, we are not only opening when I came in and hit a flurry of taxi remember IM AO AO
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  • I have been in this church several times for family affairs and visits. This is a UNESCO Heritage Church with history of over 100 years. It was newly restored and the bricks and stones were cleaned an...  more »
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  • From Leganes town, I hired a tricycle heading to Sta. Barbara Church because a shortcut road there had been done already. However, no jeep/bus route from Leganes to Sta. Barbara yet, except for a few tricycle for hire at P150 only. When I arrived at Sta. Barbara Church I slowly entered the entrance door of the Convent. First, I saw the beautiful inner patio and the Spanish colonial architecture of the Convent that was made up of bricks, hard wood and capiz shells ensemble on its windows. While roaming around, I saw the grade school, a grotto, grave yard and plant nursery/garden. It's amazing. Then, a good Church caretaker pointed me to enter the Church that in my mind is closed. I was wowed inside the Church, it's clean and well preserved. I saw the retablo or main altar, the Holy Family, St. John the Baptist, Crucified Christ, Holy Child Jesus and Sta. Barbara with Her Relic. It was really a fulfilling spiritual experience I got here. Sta. Barbara Church and Convent was declared as National Historical Landmark and National Cultural Treasure by the National Historical Commission and the National Museum of the Philippines.
  • Restored and preserved , Santa Barbara Church is where General Martin Delgado raised the first of cry revolution against Spain in Iloilo. The event is now popularly known as Cry of Santa Barbara. It was declared as a Philippine National Treasure in 2015 because of the importance of the church and convent in the history of the Philippines.
  • Nice old church
  • If you want to visit Iloilo dont forget to drop by at Sta Barbara Church. Where the Ilonggo hero Gen Martin T Delgado used this area a meeting place to plan for war. A church that was built during spanish era and was declared as a national shrine by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
  • Park in front, including around the atmosphere was the best. Was it seen from the front, Cathedral it is little wonder that had become a building a massive inside. I think it stopped so close to the new airport, it wouldn't hurt.
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Where to stay in Iloilo City

Iloilo City's lodgings remain spread out evenly across the main urban area. Close to Graciano Lopeaz-Jaena Park, you'll find a selection of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, while down by Iloilo River a number of hotels pride themselves on offering views of the water as it flows by. These hotels, well placed for seeing the historical sites and enjoying the new commercial areas by the river, provide a number of additional facilities, including swimming pools, gyms, and onsite restaurants.
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