Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, Miagao

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Panay Island
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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  • September 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 31, 2017
    Built in 1797, Yi is a UNESCO world culture products. From Iloilo City area of approximately 1 hour car drive away. Fixed Userboxes/Time Catholic weekly activity begins. Above the door outside the walls more than maybe embossed decorative works, like coconut trees, papaya, Palm trees and the religious story or character, Dim statement Philippine Lotto Central for more than 200 years ago, life and culture. Sell 頂 arc House Church without pillars supporting file, 龕 with gold decorative works of God South China port duo. Two lateral giant Clock towers was not Symmetry characteristic of the Church in the past was used as a lookout.
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  • July 16, 2017
    I'm in awe. the structure if this church is fantastic. It is old but the people did a great job in maintaining it. Kudos to them. a must see church. and its very big also.  more »

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