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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church

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Address: Zullieta Ave, Miagao, Iloilo Province 5023, Philippines

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Majectic historical airconditioned church! It's a jeepney ride away from Iloilo City. There's a busy park in front the church where you can observe families and friends loiter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence A
Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Majectic historical airconditioned church! It's a jeepney ride away from Iloilo City. There's a busy park in front the church where you can observe families and friends loiter while the mass is ongoing.

Thank Lawrence A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 in culture and history. I still find the place magnificent to this day. A deserving UNESCO heritage site.

Thank BoredOwl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Thank Ricardo L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

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 geology of the Philippines - earthquakes and typhoons are alien to Spain, as were volcanoes and coral reefs. This gave a whole new dimension on how churches... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This gem of a church is a place to visit and worship. It brings you back in the Spanish era with its intricate mason work inside and out. This has been granted as a UN Heritage site that greets its visitors with a touch of nostalgic feel.

Thank comp-aliance
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've heard a lot of good things about this church and when I finally saw it with my own eyes, it didn't disappoint. I found out that this 200+ year old church is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. I have seen truly captivating churches in other parts of the world because of their intricate designs like the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Just an hour drive from Iloilo City, the church is located at the heart of the municipality. Stalls and souvenir shops surrounding it makes it easy for tourists to purchase items to bring home. Opposite the church is the plaza, the cultural hall where theatrical plays, musical and dance competetions are held and a municipal hall at the back of... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Miagao church is one of those you shouldn't missed to include in your selfie collections.... A UNESCO World Heritage site and a century old church. Must be visited when your in Miagao...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Interesting but not cured so much the church.It's present a parking in front of it. All around shops and close to the location many resort. It's good for a 20 minutes break no more.

Thank Angelo O
Bacoor, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This place is just picture perfect being a UNESCO world heritage site you shouldn't miss going here when in Iloilo. It does close down on lunchtime so make sure not to go there at around that time.

Thank jangclowd

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