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Monday, February 9, 2009

Dingle Church: Another Historical Treasure

If there is any historical tourist site in the province of Iloilo that would stand out with simplicity and with a soft country feel then it would be the humble stone church of Saint John the Baptist in the peaceful town of Dingle. Built in the late 1800's the church is considered as one of the most remarkable structures there is in Iloilo. The presence of a single belfry adds a sense of uniqueness to the whole structure and though the facade suggests simplicity, the interior however speaks of Neoclassic extravagance.

Built in Earthquake Baroque architecture, the gold-like walls of the church stand out as well as it's distinct style. The church will remind us of pilgrim chapels in the Europe and Latin America where not much architectural details are used and there is not much emphasis on size which further appeals to a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Though the church was not built to outshine other neighboring temples, its simplicity always carries a certain charm that makes it a beautiful site to behold.

6 comments:

the donG said...

i wonder if we passed by the town of dingle when we traveled from iloilo to caticlan.

i agree with what you said here. what i also noticed is the church's entrance. it's quite unique.

Catherine said...

This is very reminscent of churches here in Mexico...beautiful...do you know why the town is called Dingle...any connection with its Irish counterpart??

Catherine said...

ps I have now linked you up to my blog...look forward to reading a whole lot more from you...

amable_boy said...

gian paki post man ang alimodian church da...hehehee...dalaha lng dayon ang balay...hehehe...atik lng

Friendz said...

nice pic....
looking awesome!!!

levitra cialis said...

I am not too catholic but as an architect I'm a fan oh the churches around the world !