This extremely decorated church in Ilocos Norte is a structural marvel and is a National Cultural Treasure in addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also known as the Saint Augustine Church and has a three-story coral bell tower that looks like a pagoda. The bell tower was erected separately and was meant specifically for earthquake protection reasons. The church was built in 1710 and is especially popular for its 24 huge buttresses.
It is also known as the San Miguel Church and was made in 1779 in Ilocos Norte. It is a beautiful replica of ancient medieval architecture. Hence, the National Museum of Philippines has d it as an Important Cultural Property of the country mainly on account of its long nave that is an eye-catcher for anyone visiting the structure.
It is also known as the Saint Augustine Parish Church and is one of the oldest prayer halls in the country. Built in 1590, it exhibits neo-Gothic architecture in pseudo-Romanesque style that is typical of every Spanish construction of the period. Although the church was damaged during the Second World War, looking at its importance, it was rebuilt during the 1950s.
It is one of the oft-visited churches on the island and is quite popular for its “beheaded” bell tower that is called the Torres di Bacarra. This gorgeous church also houses a museum, the Museo di Bacarra that has many archival photos, documents, cultural and religious antiques.
It is also called the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and is situated in Ilocos Sur. It has been made on a hilltop so that soldiers and religious men of the Spanish colonial period could stay here and take care of the region. It can only be accessed by climbing an 85-step staircase completely built from granite rock. Due to its magnificent looks and the fortress-type walls surrounding it completely, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This elegantly beautiful church in Pampanga is also called the Saint James the Apostle Parish Church and has been d as a National Cultural Treasure of the country. This fantastic period-era prayer hall has Holy Family paintings by the celebrated painter Simon Flores in addition to decorative ceiling murals that look astounding. There is also an attractive artesian well on the patio that dates back to the 1800s and is worth looking at during your visit to some of the beautiful churches in the Philippines.
It is also known as the Lilio Church or Saint John the Parish Baptist Church. Overlooking the town of Laguna, this marvelous red brick structure looks pretty impeccable with its carefully carved interiors and exclusive stained-glass windows.
Quite popularly, it is also called as the ‘Pilgrimage Center of the North’. This intricate worship house in Cagayan is one of the island’s twelve Minor Basilicas and houses the 407-year-old Virgin Mary’s black image.