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Barasoain Church, Malolos

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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 BarĂ¡soain 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.
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  • Barsoain Church is very iconic and especially for me I always remember it during my school days as the back side of the P10 bank note. We visited on a Sunday, so yes the mass goes on and on and only s...  more »
  • was taken there by a friend who has lived in the area, her local knowledge helped make it interesting.  more »
  • Beautiful church from the exterior to the interiors. Simple but with a statement. I just hope the place be maintained as to the historical carvings and ceiling designs. At the time we visited a weddin...  more »
  • Very historical and architectural design has been preserved.
  • 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
  • Easter parades all through lent right up to easter Sunday beware slow traffic during easter week
  • Timeless. Classic.
  • Well maintained ,Historical Church