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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Molo Church: Grand and Gothic

The magnificent towers, the dark gray coral stonewalls, and the grand battle between the elements of Romanesque and Gothic features all contribute to make Molo Church appear as if it was built in the time of Kings and Queens. The church is built by combining Gothic with Classic art dominantly proven by the complimenting effect of the Romanesque central dome and the Gothic twin towers. The Corinthian columns which flank the aisle to the altar each hoist a female saint, a unique aspect that makes the whole edifice not like the usual.
Mistaken as a castle by many tourists, Molo Church is considered the tallest Historical structure in all of Panay Island. It is known by many as the women's church and a photographer's favorite.
Once inside, everyone can feel the essence of solemnity by looking at the biblically inspired masterpieces painted on the walls, wooden artworks like the artistic pulpits, niches and the five grand retablos that highlight the whole beauty of the interior, no wonder Dr. Jose Rizal called it a 'pretty' church.

4 comments:

estan said...

I'm always fascinated with this church because of its gothic twin belltowers and the all female saints inside. Once I come back to iloilo, I should make a more detailed photodocumentation :-)

ZAO said...

i am proud to say that taga Molo ako, and this is my church! hehe. Diri nag renew vows ang lolo kag lola ko for their golden anniversary. woot!

Anonymous said...

yeah! taga'molo man ko..nami gid man sng church although kis'a lng ko ga'simba..heheh

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