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Barangay Sang Virgen Chapel

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Art in a Church

From the outside, this small church looks plain and simple - wooden frames with capiz shells making... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
dollya669
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Amazing craftsmanship working with shells.

This is probably the only house of worship that features shells. The shells are in their natural... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
RedVelvet49
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Bacolod
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

From the outside, this small church looks plain and simple - wooden frames with capiz shells making the doors. This plain looking church holds a number of shell mosaics the shells of which are all their natural colors... the biggest mosaic is the backdrop-the Birhen...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is probably the only house of worship that features shells. The shells are in their natural un-dyed state. So well-done and seamlessly crafted but not overpowering that they distract the churchgoers from their main purpose which is to worship. A really elegant work of...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The chapel is unique in terms of placement of the altar because it is placed in the corner of the chapel. It also showcase a large mosaic of the Virgen sg Baranggay image made out of capiz shells

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

I've been wanting to visit this chapel for a long time because I heard the altar was made of shells. I finally had the opportunity to see it during the wedding of my niece. The altar is actually made of flattened capsized shells and the...More

Thank JEAN G
Reviewed 28 April 2015

This is where we got married! This quaint little chapel is located inside one of the high end subdivisions in Bacolod City. You have to include a visit to this place while you are in Bacolod (that is if you are a Catholic). The mural...More

Thank JuliaJav
Reviewed 8 December 2013

what is so unique about this church is its altar is made up of fine and natural shells to fill up the 9' x 21' mural which was done by Leticia Sia Ledesma. Every statue and icon is also made up of shell. including the...More

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