The Paoay Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, having completed its construction in 1710. It was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and was then included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site’s collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.
A predominantly Catholic country, the Philippines is home to baroque churches of all sizes – many of them dating back to the Spanish colonial period. During Holy Week, devotees flock to these churches in light of the Visita Iglesia, the Roman tradition of visiting and praying in seven churches commencing Maundy Thursday. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for Holy Week to see these three stunning baroque churches in Pampanga. – San Guillermo Parish Church – Bacolor – – They say great things come in small packages – and Bacolor’s San Guillermo Parish Church is certainly no exception. After the devastating eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, this 15th century […]