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Monday, May 21, 2007

San Jose Church

Like what I have mentioned in an earlier post, San Jose Church is indeed one of the most interesting places one should definitely visit during his trip in Iloilo. This Church was designed to appear like the Spanish Church of Valencia Del Cid but further alterations to its facade gave it its own architectural identity.
Many Historical artifacts are housed in the church making it not any ordinary one. It may not look very artistic from the outside but it's grand rococo-gothic interior will surprise a visitor. The most important treasure in this church is the statue of "Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary" which was accidentally discovered in a pile of debris during the Spanish-Dutch War in La Punta in 1614.


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iFred said...

i remember we used to hear mass here with my family when i was young.

Leaf said...

I frequented going here while I was still studying at the school just beside the church, San Jose Catholic School.
That picture just brings back wonderful memories.