CHURCH-HOPPING IN ILOILO
Being a predominantly Catholic country, the Philippines has a treasure trove of churches which are exceptionally built, and feature eye-catching details. We take a look at just a few of Iloilo’s breathtaking beauties.
The 220-year-old Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova—commonly known as the Miag-ao Church—is included in Unesco’s list of World Heritage Sites. One’s sure to get awestruck with the church’s relief sculpture on its façade which has a uniquely Philippine touch.
Resembling a fortress, Miagao Church was built using adobe and limestone, giving it its cream and light brown color. It also features two bell towers built on each side of the church. One bel- fry is three storeys high while the other is two storeys high.
The church has also earned the distinction of being one of the best examples of Baroque churches in the country.