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Address: Zulueta Ave., Miagao, Iloilo Province, Philippines

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A heritage must see

The Tigbauan, Guimbal and Miagao churches should all be visited when you are in Iloilo City. Of these, Miagao's façade is the most fancy and it gives many great photos. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Jerrabomberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Tigbauan, Guimbal and Miagao churches should all be visited when you are in Iloilo City. Of these, Miagao's façade is the most fancy and it gives many great photos. However, it is usually locked and internal access can be a problem . A taxi or other trip is reasonably priced and these old Spanish churches are all lovely and... More 

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San Juan City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After visiting San Joaquin Church and Garin Farm, we hailed an ordinary bus (you can also ride a jeepney) to go to Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church otherwise known as Miagao Church. The location is quite far from the city which usually takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours., You'll never get lost since its along the highway. The church is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Remnants of the 1777 - 1787 construction of this Catholic Church in Philippine Baroque style still stand as a testament to the builders. The incredibly thick walls of this Church are amazing. The Church is kept locked on weekdays and Saturdays due to its extremely valuable altars with their gold. Sadly despite 80 per cent plus of Filipinos being Catholic,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This church is one of the most gorgeous structure in the Philippines. The area was properly organized by the local government. Just few meters from the highway, so it's not that stressful to located, especially those people with private vehicle.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Staying with my friends family for two weeks during the New Year and they definitely wanted to be "tourists" in their hometown for once. So we decided to hit up TripAdvisor for some recommendations and this church came up, so we hit the road. First of all driving in Phillipines is an experience that should be rated as a "Thing... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Tour of south eastern Iloilo. We hired a taxi for 300 peso per hour rate in order to cover as much places as possible in a day's tour of the south. First in our itinerary is the Garin Farm in San Joaquin Iloilo then the Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Miag-ao on our way back. Unfortunately, the church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Travelling to Miagao from Iloilo City: We took a jeep to Miagao from one of the wet markets (Super? I think) for Php50.00 each. And another Php50.00 to ride the jeep returning to Iloilo City. Worth the travel but make sure to allot enough time to get there. It takes a little over an hour to an hour and a... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went around Iloilo, although my tour was limited to the city and the southern towns. I know many will argue that Gigantes Island could be the province's top draw. But the quiet beauty of this church speaks eloquently. It seems to say I am good enough reason to come, and I fully agree. Its baroque architecture defines it, and... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is the best church I have visited, not only in Iloilo, but in the Philippines. This is actually one of the best preserved churches. If you are looking for history and architecture, this is definitely worth the visit. More or less 2 hours away from the city center but is definitely a great place to be in.

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iloilo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

1. The Philippine baroque facade design-- nothing like it in the world. There's St. Christopher carrying the child Jesus on his shoulder. Then, find out what Philippine flora are there beside him. 2. The ornate retablo behind the altar (a relatively recent addition by former parish priest Msgr. Sale), inspired by the facade.

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