Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, Miagao

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. For Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church and beyond, use our Miagao day trip website to get the most from your Miagao vacation.
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  • Visited by car, turn a corner and suddenly appears impressive, I was overwhelmed. No admission is still used as a local church, to all the visitors from the world heritage site of tourism resources for admission very good think is that no, I was surprised. The lordly may the goodness of the Philippines. In the Church is very cool. Feel the nature and exposed to the history, have endured a stately appearance design of Spain is tough because of aging of weathered stone indigenous to the Philippines.
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  • As you marvel at the carvings on the stones at the facade of the church, you will realize how intricate the designs are and how wonderful the church is. It is one of the few baroque churches that are ...  more »
  • There are only four churches in the Philippines declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of them is the late 18th century Church of St. Thomas of Villanova in Miag-ao, Iloilo. It is only a 45-minu...  more »
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  • Arts live as old as our history.
  • The best looking church fascade i have seen so fa4
  • National heritage site - the church where i go to
  • One out of the 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
  • Massive and grand! Check out the church façade details

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