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St. Monica Church

The Church was ancient but beautiful ! You could sing without microphone, but your unrehearsed... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
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A must trip when in Capiz, about 20 minute drive from Roxas City. The imposing church showcase... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
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Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

A replica of the big bell is located in front of the museum for those who can't climb up the steep steel stairs but if you can climb up, even slowly, you will see not only the big bell (called dakong lingganay) but the aerial...More

6  Thank riverbypalm
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Built in 1774, this church has a five-storey belfry which houses a huge, old bell popularly known as Panay Bell. The bell which is the largest in Asia was casts from 70 sacks of coins contributed by the Panay townsfolk. It is 7 ft. in...More

3  Thank Deony B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its great to that we visited this Panay Church.i discovered lot most especially the history bput the church and to see those different sizes of the bells..people are friendly and accomodating.

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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The church is old and climbing the bell tower was a great experience. The tour guide were really accommodating and friendly.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Built in 1577 by the Agustinian friars the church showcases beautiful Baroque architecture, the thick walls are made of powdered corals and egg yolks. You can climb up the bell tower to see the large bells and a panoramic view of the surroundings. Go there...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is the church where I had my silver wedding. The church is historical. Celebrating your event here gives you that feeling of being part of history.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The Church was ancient but beautiful ! You could sing without microphone, but your unrehearsed voice would just echo just fine and lovely.

Thank higashidewil
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A must trip when in Capiz, about 20 minute drive from Roxas City. The imposing church showcase Spanish Catholic influence to local community. Great facade currently undergoing restoration and improvement. Good place to visit for tourist looking into culture and arts. Recommended

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

It is 63 steps to the top and you will be greated with lots of bells. Don’t worry the stairs have been renovated with handrails.

Thank Belinda E
Reviewed 28 May 2018

sta. Monica Parish Church is a baroque church . It houses Asia's biggest bell which weighs 10.4 tons. The church building was built in 1577 by the Agustinian friars.it as 15- minute drive from roxas city.the 1-meter thick walls are made of powdered corals and...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The church was covered with bamboo scaffolding when we visited it yesterday. It is under restoration. Hence, we were not able to admire its beautiful neoclassical architecture. However, aside from its structure, a visit to the place offers you a chance to journey back in...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

It was a bit of a ride from our hotel. We stayed at bay bay and it took us more than 30 mins to get there by tricycle. It was under renovation so we missed out the opportunity to take nice pictures. We noticed there...More

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1 August 2017|
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