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Church of Pan-ay

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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Roxas City
Type: Religious Sites
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have visited this place several times and have climbed the stairs to the bell which is considered the biggest in Asia and third in the world. There are other bells up the bell tower I think 9 of them. I just love the walls which are made of corals and eggs. The museum if open is also a must... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visit the museum and be awed by the ornate tabernacles, the giant candelabras, the old but beautiful vestments, etc. I like what the parish priest (or was it the Bishop? now I can't remember) did with the old wooden roof trusses when they had to be replaced due to termite infestation. Some of the parts that were salvaged were made... More

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Roxas City, Roxas, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Built in 1774, this church has a five-storey belfry which houses a huge, old bell popularly known as Panay Bell. The bell which is the largest in Asia was casts from 70 sacks of coins contributed by the Panay townsfolk. It is 7 ft. in diameter, 5ft. high and weigh 10.4 tons. The church is 250 ft. long and 90... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Amazing wonder !!! Care taker of the church is very accommodating although it is for free, we gave donation to the church which is nothing really compared to the history lesson you can get plus a breathtaking view of the town once you are in the tower!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

a 3 century old parish church is just a 30 minutes away from Roxas City's plaza proper...the church Sta. Monica Parish homes the biggest bell in Asia. The bell was cast in 1878 from 70 sacks of coins, 7 ft. wide by 7 ft high, weigh of 10,400 kilograms (10.4 tons). wow

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laguna, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This Church has such character. It was beautiful. The white stones were made of white corals: we cant quarry corals any more. Makes one wonder how they were able to cut those out of the sea back in the 1700s? The bells were huge and its sound was worth the trip! The trip up to see the bells is not... More

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nice old Church In good condition , You can see the church in Roxas City from the bells tower . And the Bell is the Biggest Bell in Philippines.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Timeless wonder While I've been to Pan-ay Church (Sta Monica Church) a number of times (usually to tour a friend), I have never grown tired staring in awe at its massive coral walls nor going up the 63 steps that lead to its belfry. Over 200 years old, Pan-ay Church bears the signs of age with spellbinding charm much like... More

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sta rosa laguna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I guess I am fortunate having a life-long partner who hails from Indayagan, Maayon Capiz. Having been married for almost 13 years, I only got to visit the historical Sta Monica church in Panay last April 2011. Curious of the facts I learned from watching Living Asia Channel, I was convinced when I was able to visit the famous place.... More

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Legazpi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I just love the image of Mama Mary here. Honestly, the only place I stayed long aside from the restaurants and Baybay beach. Lighted some candles near the grotto.

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