Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church), Roxas City

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  • I always love travelling to new places and see a piece of their history. For our Roxas trip, I asked one of my titas to bring us here. While doing research on places to visit, this place always pops u...  more »
  • While historians still debate as to whether the "Panay" written on early documents on Philippine history refers to the present-day town of Pan-ay or to Panay Island in general, a visit to the place is...  more »
  • If you're a religious history buff then this place is a must. Authentic copper bells and truly awesome experience.  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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