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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, Miagao

Categories: Churches, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Admire the dramatic, imposing edifice of Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, one of the Philippine's several World Heritage-listed churches. Learn about the rich history of the structure, built for protection from invaders, and see its impressive Western-style architecture with Baroque features. Decorations in the form of the local plants--palms and coconuts--adorn the building, and you'll see a central picture of St. Christopher with baby Jesus as well as one depicting the patron saint. Climb the watchtowers for sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Before you head to Miagao, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Miagao itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Miagao has to offer, including Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church.
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  • It is about over an hour drive from Iloilo City to Miag-Ao where this church branded as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is located. Its facade has a very intricate design. Truly captivating. 
  • For UNESCO site and heritage preservation fans like me, a trip to this Baroque church is definitely an item in my Iloilo travel list. In it's grandest scale, perfectly situated on top of the town the ...  read more »
  • Such magnificence of a church built through forced labor. We visited on a Saturday, and a hearse was in front of the church as the funeral services were going on. We wanted to take pictures of the fac...  read more »
  • Massive and grand! Check out the church fa├žade details
  • Beautiful Church that has been preserved for hundreds of years
  • One out of the 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
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