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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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  • Built in the highest point of Miagao, this church captivated me the first time I saw it. It was used in the earlier days as a fortress to help keep the townspeople safe from Moro invaders. It is rich ...  more »
  • Another iconic church in iloilo! One can say that hard work can really pay of! The church has beautiful details in the facade! Really there is magic in iloilo and there is in this church!  more »
  • Miagao is a UNESCO World Heritage site - it's architecture typically Baroque - a style which the Spanish were experts in building in. What the Spaniards were unaccustomed to was the topography and geo...  more »
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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.