Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church), Roxas City

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  • First time I saw these Church shows a massive Baroque Church Structure and full of Spanish History as they place the entire Panay island under full Spanish Control..... have returned and passed throug...  more »
  • certainly a very old building and considering its age it is in great condition. have actually visited the church twice it was worth a second visit. very graceful  more »
  • Santa Minca Catholic Church is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, churches in the Philippines and it once held the biggest church bell in all of Asia. Pan-ay or pre-Spanish name Bamban town is the ...  more »
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  • An old church built during the Spanish colonialism of Panay island. Known for its big bell installed on the church apec. Nice place to worship with great singers of the orchestra, church is very near the Panay Public plaza and public market. Very accessible through the national highway.
  • Sta. Monica Parish Church in Panay, Capiz was declared as National Historical Landmark and National Cultural Treasure by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the National Museum, respectively. The same recognition were given to Sta. Barbara Church & Convent and San Joaquin Church in Iloilo. From the Roxas City Ceres terminal, I commuted through a multicab leading to Provincial Capitol route at P8.00 fare and dropped off at the City Square Store, just a little distance from there is a tricycle terminal where I rode going to Panay Church. From the drop off point, I saw the beautiful and restored Church. This is my second time to visit the Church, the first one was after the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) where I saw then the damage brought by that calamity and was made the Church temporary closed. Now, I already enter and was amazed inside it. I saw the antique "retablo" or main altar and another retablos niched with antique images of Saints. I felt that it's like a Church museum because everything is old. I met also the tourism officer who accompanied me to the belfry where the largest bell in Southeast Asia is hanging. He's giving orientation and I admired him of his kind gesture. Thanks to you.
  • A beautiful, historic structure that reminds us of the rich heritage of the Province of Capiz.
  • The biggest Christian Church bell in the Philippines can be found here.
  • It houses the biggest church bell in Asia! It felt humbling to just touch it.

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