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Barasoain Church is a Roman Catholic church built in 1888 in Malolos, Bulacan. It is about 42 kilometers away from Manila. Having earned the title as the "Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines", and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.EtymologyThe term "Barasoain" was derived from Barásoain in Navarre, Spain to which the missionaries found the place in Malolos in striking similarity. When the Filipino revolution broke out, the Spanish authorities coined the term "baras ng suwail," which means "dungeon of the defiant" because the church was a meeting place for anti-Spanish and anti-colonial illustrados.HistoryBarasoain was known before as "Bangkal" a part of Encomienda of Malolos integrated by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi with the town of Calumpit in April 5, 1572. When the Augustinian friars founded the Town of Malolos in 1580 as independent town, Bangkal was become villages of Malolos under the town church. a hermitage made of nipa and bamboo was constructed near the river between Maluslos (Malolos poblacion) and Barasoain for the people of Bangkal. In that same year, Malolos Friar Curate and Vicario Foraneo Fray Agustin Carreno, OSA established the first chapel at the old Ermita of the old Cemetery of Malolos. Abandoned in 1680, it served as the temporary visita of Barasoain, located in front of the Casa Tribunal (Presidencia), which is now commonly called "Casa Real de Malolos." A big fire in the 17th century destroyed the new church.Add Barasoain Church and other attractions to your Malolos trip itinerary using our Malolos day trip tool .
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Barasoain Church Reviews
budgetbackpacker412September 15, 2017
Barasoain Church has been a witness to a lot of historical events not just in Bulacan, but also in our country. It is where the first constitution was signed and enacted. It serves as the meeting plac... more »
Jeric147September 12, 2017
Where it is old there's a lot of story untold of this Church, housed the revolutionary congress which was inaugurated on September 15, 1898. Pedro A. Paterno is the president. It was here that the con... more »
luggagecheckAugust 3, 2017
The church was old but well preserved. We were able to meet with the priest after mass and he said a prayer with us. The church is rich in history. more »
Jude de Los AngelesJune 17, 2017
Very historical and architectural design has been preserved.
Apocalyps EndApril 1, 2017
This is an artistic copy of Barasoain church beside the church of Barasoain Chruch there is museum which you can see the old artifact from the spanish colonizer
Thomas doyleFebruary 23, 2017
Easter parades all through lent right up to easter Sunday beware slow traffic during easter week
Janu-Rey SebastianApril 13, 2017
Raja BareJanuary 3, 2017
Well maintained ,Historical Church
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