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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church, Miagao

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Church Religious Site
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'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 »
  • Many world heritage sites in the Philippines registered since ancient times there. And here is the other locally famous, not slowly will see fewer tourists.
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  • Appreciate the history in this protected church . On our passage to Antique we went out of our way to visit and ask for silent blessings. Worth taking photos. Similar to the one in Laoag , Ilocos Nort...  more »

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