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Address: Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Huge Old 19th century church

In the little town of Panay, this old church stands at the center. It was reconstructed in the late 1800's after the old one blew down in a typhoon. Largely in original 1800's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Garry H
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Isabela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bell of the Church of Santa Monica in Pan-ay, Capiz is considered to be the biggest Catholic bell in Asia. When it was forged in 1878, the townsfolk donated 70 sacks of gold coins that produced a bell 7 feet in diameter and 5 feet in height. It is one of the major and most important attractions in Capiz.... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the little town of Panay, this old church stands at the center. It was reconstructed in the late 1800's after the old one blew down in a typhoon. Largely in original 1800's condition, the scale of this old church is huge and impressive. 3 meter thick walls keep the interior cool and much of the old wood in the... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the lovely town of Panay this beautiful church is famous for having the largest bell in South Asia. The bell can be viewed at ground level. The church has not been heavily restored and, in my opinion, benefits from its authenticity. The internal space is quiet and perfect for contemplation and escape from the sun. Spend a little... More 

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Thank Kompani
Baguio, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed the first time I saw this church as it was made with stones and bricks. The church was perfect the night I took a shot of it.

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Thank JamesJosephGalvez
Boracay, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Witnessing personally the beauty of some of the best churches in the country which are also a UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Paoay Church, Miag-ao Church and San Agustin Church, This Pan-ay Church is undeniably should be belong to the group. Aside from having a well-preserved walls and the Largest Christian Bell in Asia, it also holds some of the... More 

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1 Thank TheMorenoTraveler
Roxas City, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Yes it's have a big bell but besides that there is more to ses at Intromurus - manila for those who wants piece of history

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Thank Дрор Ш
Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Though a bit far from the city centre, this is worth the time and effort. The place is really big and amazing. We only get to take a photo with the giant bell replica but it's still a good experience

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Thank MichaelEverywhere
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The church is right by the highway so you cannot miss it. It is an olf church built during the SPanish period - the facade is still in good shape, the interiors could use a paint job/ restoration. they are known to have the biggest bell is asia. made up of coins donated by the church goers.

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Thank Ana O
Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The tour guide is very accommodating as he talks about the history of the bells on top of the attic... This one is really good! I would recommend visiting the church and the bells

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Getting there is a bit of a challenge in terms of negotiating the price. Tricycles charge between P200 to 400 depending on how much the driver wants to profit. For 200 pesos, make sure the driver understands that he will wait for you. Staff in the church are accommodating and will accompany guests to see the big bells in the... More 

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