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Santa Monica Parish Church (Panay Church)

Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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St. Monica Church

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
higashidewil
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Koshi, Japan
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Holiday drive

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
guillermo s
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Philippines
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Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines
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"santa monica"
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"places to visit"
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"rich in history"
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"minute drive"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank guillermo s
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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Massive stone church that started construction around 1572. There are few ceiling paintings and there is a bell reproduction on the side of the church for those that do not want to climb up to the belfry.

Thank Bing M
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the place and a tourguide was there (he actually was the kampanero / bell ringer) to bring us to the bell tower. He made the experience in visiting the Church worthwhile.

Thank Faithy18
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I always love travelling to new places and see a piece of their history. For our Roxas trip, I asked one of my titas to bring us here. While doing research on places to visit, this place always pops up. And truly, it is a...More

Thank Mero S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

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
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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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