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Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church)

Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Cradle of Christianization on Panay Island

While historians still debate as to whether the "Panay" written on early documents on Philippine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CzarEmmanuel
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Manila, Philippines
A Date With History

If you're a religious history buff then this place is a must. Authentic copper bells and truly... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Igor W. W
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“bell tower” (8 reviews)
“big bell” (7 reviews)
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Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While historians still debate as to whether the "Panay" written on early documents on Philippine history refers to the present-day town of Pan-ay or to Panay Island in general, a visit to the place is still worth-doing because of the beauty of the structure of...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you're a religious history buff then this place is a must. Authentic copper bells and truly awesome experience.

Thank Igor W. W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

As part of the city tour, we visited this quaint church having said to boast off the biggest bell in Asia. Everything in this church seems to be historical and old, I love the church facade as well.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The biggest bell in asia is worth a visit. The church in itself is so rich in history. The church has its own tour guide and they know the best place to take pictures

Thank Elvie C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is the first stop of our city tour. The church was built during the Spanish era. It houses the biggest functioning bell in asia, the ring can be heard as far as 8 kms according to the guide. This church construction is si similar...More

Thank albert c
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

(Late post) We had a great time exploring this church. It has a very unique architecture, nice ambiance when you go inside, and a wonderful history.

Thank Marianne A
Reviewed 31 May 2017

First time I saw these Church shows a massive Baroque Church Structure and full of Spanish History as they place the entire Panay island under full Spanish Control..... have returned and passed through the area while doing work and it is still amazing...

Thank Scrattie
Reviewed 2 April 2017

certainly a very old building and considering its age it is in great condition. have actually visited the church twice it was worth a second visit. very graceful

1  Thank Clinton G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Santa Minca Catholic Church is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, churches in the Philippines and it once held the biggest church bell in all of Asia. Pan-ay or pre-Spanish name Bamban town is the second oldest Spanish settlement after Cebu. The explorer...More

1  Thank Cicero B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It has the Biggest Catholic Bell in Asia.. Too bad that they have not preserve the antiquity of the place like putting some inappropriate material in the place like cement blocks instead of coral stone brick. Good that they have a replica of the big...More

1  Thank e t
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Nigel G
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Response from Scrattie | Reviewed this property |
The Museum is open from 8 Am until 430 to 5 PM, they would normally close early if there's an event going on (like a fiesta, parade or church-related event). Sorry I don't have a contact number but I guess you can search... More
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