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The newly restored facade of the Church of San Joaquin in the town of the same name (approx. 54kms away from Iloilo City proper) is worth a visit in itself! It was only after they have restored and cleaned it up in 2015 that I...More
I wasn't expecting what I saw. It was recently restored (or cleaned) so it was gleaming and the sculpture in the facade is just awesome.
It was the same feeling I got when I first visited Miag-ao Church. Visit it while it is still good.
Located at the southern part of Iloilo bordering Antique. It has a very detailed untouched facade carvings of horsemen and soldiers during the Battle of Tetuan, which got it the moniker "militaristic church". This was also used as a fort during the Muslim raids. It...More
It was my second visit
The first time was during high school when we had our school trip slash church hopping but can't recall what the place look like until this second visit
From the first time I saw it (the second time around) I...More
This St Jaoquim’s Catholic Church was built between 1859 and 1869 and is a very interesting church as commemorates Spain's victory against the Moors at the Battle of Tetuan, and Spain a foothold in Ceuta – an enclave in Morocco – now in an independent...More
Supposedly the "most beautiful cemetery in all of Asia", San Joaquin Cemetery is one of the best preserved Spanish-colonial cemeteries in Iloilo. However, there was some renovation going on, and I'm not an expert on cemeteries, but for me, it was no big deal.
The church is located on the quiet side of the town's plaza. It is very captivating on the outside, but it's a pity it was closed so we couldn't view the inside. We were told that it is kept closed when not in use because...More
Before embarking to my Bacolod-Ilo-ilo and Guimaras Escapade, St Joaquin Church was an in case itinerary, but the visit was worth it. Almost 2 hours of travel via a PUJ then a tricycle, we finally reached our destination! The church was awesome! The craftmaship and...More