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“Big Church”

Holy Rosary Parish Church
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Fondly called the "Big Church" by locals and they weren't exaggerating. It could dwarf some local cathedrals on footprint alone. A relatively "young church" when compared to the Spanish era churches in Cebu, Bohol & Manila but it does have its own contribution to Philippine History.

It was here that the Philippines celebrated its first year of independence from Spain in 1899. A new historical marker at the gate to the church patio was recently unveiled for this event.

Another historical marker can be found upon entering the main door of the church (left side facing the altar) that highlights the crash of a World War II Bomber which hit the roof of the church after being hit by Japanese anti-aircraft guns.

Thank George D
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Stunning old church and its a lovely experience to get to visit it with the whole family. There is also an I love Angeles sign just infront of the church, make sure you dont forget to take a pic.

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

They don't open until late in the afternoon around 4pm, so we just walked around the outside. To get there we rode a jeepney towards "Holy" which is painted on the jeepney (Angeles Central). Ask to be let off near the church which is on the main road and the right side as you travel into town.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great visit during our Visita Iglesia... Not crowded, very nice time for prayers, reflections.. Brought along my kid and wife.. Definitely a very cool way to spend Holy Week.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I have just visited there, it is a big and historical church. It is quite easy to access, I took the jeepney from walking street to Holy direction, it is only 9 pesos for the ride. It takes about twenty minutes. The jeepney would pass through the front entrance of the church.
The internal decoration of the church is clean and beautiful even for so many years.
It has mass everyday, it has mass in English but at a definite time only.

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