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Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church)

Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Roxas City
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Cebu City, Philippines
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
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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Mandaluyong
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Panay Church is a MUST Visit if you go to Capiz. This Church should NEVER be missed. It is well kept. And it is massive! From Roxas City we got a Tricycle to go there.

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Roxas City, Philippines
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In Panay Church, you can see the historic Sta. Monica Church where you can find the largest bell in Asia.

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Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the places not to miss in Capiz. Home to the oldest church in the island of Panay and largest Catholic bell in Asia.

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Manila, Philippines
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86 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Wow. Hugh & packed to it's max's capacity. Even with far side walkways. People stood there for service, without any problem. The church great. A fantastic, initial experience with Hugh life size statues of our lords Saints lined the bottom walls, up to the alter. It's a family experience that you should enjoy; " Wow." Rocky & Tess Gouveia

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