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Monday, July 14, 2008

Cabatuan: A Grand View

The sight of hills and of the colonial remnants of what was once a Hispanic Era town will surely amaze travelers as soon as they arrive in the peaceful town called Cabatuan. Settled peacefully between the great Tigum River and the magnificent array of hills of the northlands, the town started as a small village of Brave Warriors of 'Sinulog' or Death Dance. As the Spanish regime flourished towards the depth of the island, Cabatuan then became a town that was dedicated to the Patron Saint San Nicolas de Tolentino. The discovery of Cabatuan was preceded by planting a molave cross in the highest hill of the town and for almost three hundred years, that very site became a notable pilgrim destination. Cabatuan's most prominent tourist site is the grand neoclassic church that was built of red bricks. Being the largest red brick church there is in all of the Visayas, the church is indeed a sight to behold, a treasure of a glorious past.
A compliment to the massive church is the town square which is by every inch an example of a Spanish Plaza that is cornered by huge park markers resembling chess pawns. Cabatuan holds art and creativity in things we least expect of, it is a peaceful place that showcases wondrous destinations and delightful surprises.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow. beautiful place, Iloilo is simply beautiful. nice blog! keep up the good work!

HappyHelen said...

wow...picture perfect!

the donG said...

i love this particular shot. very beautiful! didn't know that there are really beautiful churches in and around iloilo.

Vincent Arellano Roncal said...

kanami gid man tani sang church and plaza, pero ngaa nga wala xia nadala sa natinal historical commision? tani dal on man xia kay more than hundred na ang amon nga church kag kanami gid man bala....

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