Santa Barbara Church, Iloilo City

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  • A baroque renaissance architecture church was declare as National Landmark by National Heritage Institute. This was been a historic place were revolutionary government against Spain converted the plac...  more »
  • The cathedrals of Europe are held in awe . The Santa Barbara Church is equal to any cathedral than can be seen in Europe. Definitely not the over opulent but very Filipino. If I recall correctly the c...  more »
  • The Church of Santa Barbara and the convent annexed to it were a silent witness to the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards in Iloilo. It was in the plaza in front of it that the so-called "Cry o...  more »
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  • A must see if you are in Sta. Barbara. This church got recently renovated and is very well taken care of. The mass used to be hold in an outdoor pavilion but now it’s being hold in the renovated main building which is a spectacular piece of art (with decent airflow). We came all the way from Europe to hold my son’s baptism and it was perfect. Located just in front of the city hall and walking distance of Sta. Barbara’s main street.
  • One of a well cared church in Iloilo. It's a nice place to visit and just short drive from the city.
  • 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.
  • 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
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