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Makes you proud being an Ilonggo native

This is the place you have to go if you want to know why the third star in the Philippine flag... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Iloilo City, Philippines
National Heritage Landmark

A baroque renaissance architecture church was declare as National Landmark by National Heritage... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Makati, Philippines
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Santa Barbara, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5002, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is the place you have to go if you want to know why the third star in the Philippine flag originally represents Panay and not the Visayas. Santa Barbara church was a witness of the first ever raising of the Philippine flag outside Luzon....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were visiting this church together with my wife’s family , they are al Christian and catholics. It was an amazing experience to be a part of that moment together with family!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

A baroque renaissance architecture church was declare as National Landmark by National Heritage Institute. This was been a historic place were revolutionary government against Spain converted the place as their HQ and military hospital. The church structure is still well kept and recommended site to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The cathedrals of Europe are held in awe . The Santa Barbara Church is equal to any cathedral than can be seen in Europe. Definitely not the over opulent but very Filipino. If I recall correctly the church is over 250 years old, very impressive...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank IanMcP
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Church of Santa Barbara and the convent annexed to it were a silent witness to the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards in Iloilo. It was in the plaza in front of it that the so-called "Cry of Santa Barbara" took place in 1898, leading...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Love all the restorations of the church & convent! Just beautiful, & thanks to everyone who had these made possible! This church made me proud to an Ilonggo.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been in this church several times for family affairs and visits. This is a UNESCO Heritage Church with history of over 100 years. It was newly restored and the bricks and stones were cleaned and exposed for everyone's appreciation. This has a courtyard...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Anna Florence S
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Old churches have a lot to say, and you can hear it, feel it. Santa Barbara is one church that I can feel the serenity upon entering it. It whisper to you it's historical past. In front of the church is the clean plaza of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank tedmino
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I love visiting Churches. This Church is one of the nice churches in Iloilo. Full of history, a great place!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rafael V
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice historic church. This is one of many historic churches in Iloilo. Worth visiting (a must) is a museum across the street from the church in the plaza. It traces the history of the Iloilo region, the people, culture and artifacts.

Date of experience: July 2016
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