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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, Miagao

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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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  • I've heard a lot of good things about this church and when I finally saw it with my own eyes, it didn't disappoint. I found out that this 200+ year old church is now classified as a UNESCO World Herit...  more »
  • Just an hour drive from Iloilo City, the church is located at the heart of the municipality. Stalls and souvenir shops surrounding it makes it easy for tourists to purchase items to bring home. Opposi...  more »
  • Miagao church is one of those you shouldn't missed to include in your selfie collections.... A UNESCO World Heritage site and a century old church. Must be visited when your in Miagao... 
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  • 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.