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Wonderful facade with militaresque motif!

The newly restored facade of the Church of San Joaquin in the town of the same name (approx. 54kms... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Manila, Philippines

The large old church at the centre of San Joaquin town is a lovely peaceful church to sit and... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
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Rizal Street, San Joaquin, Iloilo Province 5024, Philippines
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The large old church at the centre of San Joaquin town is a lovely peaceful church to sit and contemplate through the day. A must see if uou like old buildings and history...

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank smartsmartin
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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

Thank XtinaNovember
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice church... very old and traditional. If you enjoy visiting churches then you must visit the church.

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Emmareeeee
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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...More

Thank rokasanda
Reviewed 14 April 2016

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

Thank GerryBA
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

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

Thank trainer_2015
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