This is part of my Second Day itinerary in my Negros Solo-Backpacking
So, after visiting the UNESCO Heritage Miag-ao Church, the sun was almost saying its final good bye me and I felt some rain drops on my skin and I didn’t care about it, I was still hoping to visit this Tigbauan Church. Beside Miag-ao Church, I took a jeep going back to the city, but now, I didn’t pay for my fare first because I was still observing the weather. Since, there were students get off the jeep near the church, so I did the same. I was still seeing the church – so it was a good thing.
Historian found it difficult to establish the exact year when Tigbauan Church was originally built. It is believe that there had been no parish priest when the church was established, but it could be possibly between 1575 to 1580 when F. Luis de Montoya was assigned as Prior. This church underwent a lot of repairs because of earthquake lead by different people who served as the church leaders.
Tigbauan Church is considered a classic example of a Spanish Churriqueresque style. In building the facade, they used local reddish coral and limestone nearby. The carvings were done by selected and famous Chinese/Filipino artist of their time.
HOW TO GET HERE:
From Super, near Robinsons mall, take a jeep going to Miag-ao or San Qoaquin, then on you left side you will see the old churches of Ilo-Ilo, like Guimbal Church, Tigbauan Church and lastly Miag-ao Church.
WHERE TO STAY in Ilo-Ilo:
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