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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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Nice church full of history

It was a bit of a ride from our hotel. We stayed at bay bay and it took us more than 30 mins to get... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
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Biggest bell

Massive stone church that started construction around 1572. There are few ceiling paintings and... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Bing M
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

It was a bit of a ride from our hotel. We stayed at bay bay and it took us more than 30 mins to get there by tricycle. It was under renovation so we missed out the opportunity to take nice pictures. We noticed there...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Massive stone church that started construction around 1572. There are few ceiling paintings and there is a bell reproduction on the side of the church for those that do not want to climb up to the belfry.

Thank Bing M
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited the place and a tourguide was there (he actually was the kampanero / bell ringer) to bring us to the bell tower. He made the experience in visiting the Church worthwhile.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

I always love travelling to new places and see a piece of their history. For our Roxas trip, I asked one of my titas to bring us here. While doing research on places to visit, this place always pops up. And truly, it is a...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

While historians still debate as to whether the "Panay" written on early documents on Philippine history refers to the present-day town of Pan-ay or to Panay Island in general, a visit to the place is still worth-doing because of the beauty of the structure of...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

If you're a religious history buff then this place is a must. Authentic copper bells and truly awesome experience.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

As part of the city tour, we visited this quaint church having said to boast off the biggest bell in Asia. Everything in this church seems to be historical and old, I love the church facade as well.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The biggest bell in asia is worth a visit. The church in itself is so rich in history. The church has its own tour guide and they know the best place to take pictures

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This is the first stop of our city tour. The church was built during the Spanish era. It houses the biggest functioning bell in asia, the ring can be heard as far as 8 kms according to the guide. This church construction is si similar...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 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
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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
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