Where the land meets the sea.
Too far for me..
Truly a World Heritage!
Final Part of my Three part tip with pictures of both inside and outside the ChurchThe Miagao Roman Catholic Church in Miagao Town about 35 kilometers west of Iloilo City is one of the major highlights in going to Iloilo City and Province. The Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Unique Baroque Churches of the...more
Part two of my Three part tip with pictures of both inside and outside the ChurchThe Miagao Roman Catholic Church in Miagao Town about 35 kilometers west of Iloilo City is one of the major highlights in going to Iloilo City and Province. The Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Unique Baroque Churches of the Philippines"...more
This will be a three part tip with pictures of both inside and outside the ChurchThe Miagao Roman Catholic Church in Miagao Town about 35 kilometers west of Iloilo City is one of the major highlights in going to Iloilo City and Province. The Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Unique Baroque Churches of the Philippines"...more
-Miag-ao Church also known as "Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church" was built in 1797-The Church is a world-renowned religious structure and in 1993, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List-The façade of the Church has delicate images of St. Christopher with Baby Jesus surrounded by greens like papaya and coconutsmore
While strolling at the Plaza, I saw the Municipal Building. I wanted to go to the Tourism Office to explore if they have a map or brochure regarding Miagao, but they were having their Flag Ceremony and usual Monday rites. Their program was still going on when hubby and I had to move to the next town so I wasn't able to visit their office. If you...more
While waiting for hubby who was busy with his photography, I explored the compound of the church and discovered the side gate that led to the town Plaza. The Plaza had a statue of Dr. Jose Rizal, our National hero. There are flowering plants around the Plaza, giving it a lively character. I saw some locals strolling, perhaps to have a dose of the...more
Miagao Church a.k.a. Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva is a National Shrine included in the World Heritage List of the UNESCO. It was declared as a National Landmark in 1973, then became part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is a living legacy of the Miagao culture, the strong hold of Catholic faith and way of life since many centuries ago....more
I have been there in Cubay, Miag-ao. It was fun experience it was summer of 2002 ..We are four friends cruising from Bacolod to Miag-ao via ferry boat...Me. Monick.Jenn.Jeva ..We reach Cubay by walking about 4 hours...we have been trick by Monick that there's no transportation going to Cubay..but there is!!! But we enjoyed walking while having some...more
The main mode of public transportation from Miag-ao to Iloilo City and the suburbs will be the beautiful & colorful JEEPNEYS! Jeepneys, is something one just has to see and is unique here in the Philippines (except maybe for those imported by other countries). The jeepneys has different faces in different parts of the country. Those in Panay are...more
Aside from the magnificent church, Miagao has a cemetery with a century-old chapel or capilla. Why so special? Its the only one in the Visayas with a brick dome and it is still intact. Sadly, so much vegetation has grown on this special roof that it might not be around very long if intervention is not done. That's why do see it. Also, there's this...more
The earthquake baroque Miagao church is the only one from the Visayas and Mindanao declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You must see for yourself the artistry of the Ilonggos concretized in the fancy, indigenized relief motifs found at the church's pediment.more
A souvenir shop in front of the church showcases items to take with you to remind you of your experience in Miagao. Although limited, the souvenirs are pretty, artistic, and handmade by the locals... and cheap too!About 10 minutes from the church you'll find a weaving cottage industry. Sorry i don't have the specific directions, but you can ask...more
-Located 10 minutes before reaching the town proper of Miag-ao from Guimbal-From Guimbal, original plan was to go straight to Miag-ao Church but saw Doming's on the way-Doming's Talabahan is similar to Allan's Talabahan in Oton Town in terms of what to offer-Only difference is Doming's stands very near the sea shore-If you are planning to go...more
Doming's Talabahan is a rustic place by the shores of Miagao. It serves a variety of home-cooked native food, food that Ilonggos are so used to but never get tired of. Owned by Manong Doming, this resto started as a make-shift hut serving talaba (oysters) and beer. Eventually, he added other Ilonggo dishes like chicken barbeque, grilled porkchop,...more
Miagao Town about 35 kilometers west of Iloilo City is one of the major highlights in going to Iloilo City and Province due to the famous Miagao Church. The Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Unique Baroque Churches of the Philippines" in 1993. There are basically three modes of transport in going to miagao from Iloilo...more
Only in da Pilipins...that's what we say. The jeepneys--we Filipinos invented them after World War 2 converting the the military jeeps into colorful transpo. In Iloilo, we have come up with newer models for the 21st century. They're sleek and streamlined with hoods that are carbon copies of branded cars and vans (take note, these are done by hand,...more
Miagao is only 40 kms. southwest of Iloilo City so it can easily be reached. We took a jeepney from the market terminal in the City; our travel time was about 55 minutes. It is confusing because we were charged P50 from Iloiolo City the first time we went to Miagao. But the second time we went there, we were charged only P45. Maybe the price...more
I was looking for a canteen/carinderia near the vicinity of Miagao Church, but I couldn't find any. Across the street from Miagao Church, I saw a small pharmacy, a small bakery and a hardware/general merchandise store. I asked if they sold mineral water and Coke Zero. Fortunately, the pharmacy sold purified (not mineral) water so I bought 2 bottles from them. The general merchandise store sold Coke Zero. I bought one and was surprised to see that Coke Zero did not come in cans but in small bottles. I asked for 1, and the boy quickly poured the content of the bottle into a small plastic bag and put a straw....Anyhow, whichever way they served the drinks in Miagao stores, they surely quenched our thirst ;))
Oh, I also saw a sidewalk vendor selling bottles of mineral water!
What to pay: Sorry, I forgot how much was the Coke Zero, but the small bottle of purified water was P15 each.
Luggage and bags:
Beltbag or small backpack
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing for sunny weather, sandals, hat/scarf
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hand sanitizer, insect repellant, sunblock
Photo Equipment: digital camera/ video camera, tripod, lenses & filters, extra cleared memory card, extra charged battery
Miscellaneous: Mineral water
Be engulfed by the variety of smells, sights and sounds in the Miagao market. Time your visit on a Saturday morning (the main market day of Miagao) and weave in and out of the bulanteros (vendors) and local consumers buying their food and other basic needs. To give you a sense of direction, focus on four things: 1) the fish section - the freshest of fish, learn the various names of fish 2) pottery from Cagbang - cooking vessels, water jugs and flowerpots from local clay 3) native rice cakes - check out especially the kalamay hati and baye-baye wrapped in banana leaf rectangles and 4) Patadyong - multi-colored handwoven fabric in plaid designs, an industry since pre-spanish times
When you're tired of shopping around, have home cooking Miagao-style at the Karan-an. If you're adventurous, look for that stall which offers goat stew (caldereta) and pig's blood stew (dinuguan). You'd be surprised and want for more.
-If you will eat @ Doming's before going straight to Miag-ao to see the church, just hail a tricycle on the main road
-No need to take another jeepney ride since it will just take approx 8-10 minutes to reach the church from Doming's
-Php10/pax (Year 2011)