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Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church)

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Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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(Late post) We had a great time exploring this church. It has a very unique architecture, nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marianne A
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Monumental and Full of History

First time I saw these Church shows a massive Baroque Church Structure and full of Spanish History... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
Newcastle, Australia
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Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

(Late post) We had a great time exploring this church. It has a very unique architecture, nice ambiance when you go inside, and a wonderful history.

Thank Marianne A
Reviewed May 31, 2017

First time I saw these Church shows a massive Baroque Church Structure and full of Spanish History as they place the entire Panay island under full Spanish Control..... have returned and passed through the area while doing work and it is still amazing...

Thank Scrattie
Reviewed April 3, 2017

certainly a very old building and considering its age it is in great condition. have actually visited the church twice it was worth a second visit. very graceful

1  Thank Clinton G
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Santa Minca Catholic Church is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, churches in the Philippines and it once held the biggest church bell in all of Asia. Pan-ay or pre-Spanish name Bamban town is the second oldest Spanish settlement after Cebu. The explorer...More

1  Thank Cicero B
Reviewed February 13, 2017

It has the Biggest Catholic Bell in Asia.. Too bad that they have not preserve the antiquity of the place like putting some inappropriate material in the place like cement blocks instead of coral stone brick. Good that they have a replica of the big...More

1  Thank e t
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Just like the typical old church you can found anywhere in the Philippines, nothing special but the experience on getting into the belfry's top just to see the bell is fun. The bell isn't extraordinary but it was seriously big. It has that refreshing quaint...More

1  Thank Kent Oliver L
Reviewed January 18, 2017

One of the funniest experiences in Capiz was getting inside Sta Monica Church. We were not informed that before we get inside and be on the top of the bell, we need to have the tour guide first to accommodate us. One of the staffs...More

1  Thank Melody_GK
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I loved the architecture of the building and it's coral stone construction. Especially that with aging the plants start to grow in between the walls which really gives dramatic perspective. Inside the church is not so impressive however really the architecture of the place is...More

1  Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Thanks to the whole staff of the Panay church, especially to the amazing Rev. Fr Ignacio Bercades, for having taken care of our beautiful wedding in the most delightful way. Maramig salaams po father Ignacio !!

Thank Island_boy75
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We weren't able to visit the museum since the personnel holding the key took his lunch. Still, we got the chance to take a picture to the largest bell in Asia.

Thank Mariel G
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Nigel G
August 1, 2017|
Response from Scrattie | Reviewed this property |
The Museum is open from 8 Am until 430 to 5 PM, they would normally close early if there's an event going on (like a fiesta, parade or church-related event). Sorry I don't have a contact number but I guess you can search... More