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Centuries-old Churches in the Philippines

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Discover the history of the Philippines marked on the walls of the centuries-old churches. Below are a few of the must visit churches in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It was in 1500s when Ferdinand Magellan arrived in Central Philippines. Rajah Humabon, his wife and his soldiers were the first Filipinos who accepted the Christianity in the country. After that, Christianity spread in the country. By the way, I am not catholic by faith but I love the history that transpired at these places of worship. By the way, most historical sites in the Philippines are the churches and as respect to its Holiness, conquerors did not destroy a few of these structures. Also, churches served as the hospital and fortresses against the Spanish and Japanese troops.

Baliuag Church (Baliuag, Bulacan) - 1769-1774
Barasoain Church (Malolos City, Bulacan) - 1630
Basilica Minore de Immaculada Concepcion (Malolos City, Bulacan) - 1580 -1591
Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino (Cebu City) - 1565
Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity (Agoo, La Union) - 1578
Binondo Church (Binondo, Manila) - 1587
Camiling Parish Church (Camiling, Tarlac) - 1800
Cainta Church (Rizal) - 1707
Candon Church (Ilocos Sur) 1695
Capul Church (Northern Samar) - 1596
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral (Cebu City) - 1595
Cruz na Daan Church (San Rafael, Bulacan) - no information found
Guadalupe Church (Makati City) - 1601
Guimbal Church (Guimbal, Ilo-Ilo) - 1769-1774
Jaro Church (Jaro District, Ilo-Ilo) - 1874
Maasin Cathedral (Maasin, Leyte) - 1700
Malate Church (Malate, Manila) - 1700s
Manila Cathedral (Intramuros, Manila) - 1571
Miag-ao Church (Miag-ao, Ilo-Ilo) - 1787
Molo Church (Molo, Ilo-Ilo) - 1869
Naga Church (Camarines Sur) 1578
Nuestra SeƱora dela Asuncion Parish (Bulakan, Bulacan) - 1578
Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church (Marikina City)
Panay Church (Capiz) - 1774
Paoay Church (Paoay, Ilocos Norte) - 1700s
Plaridel Church (Pasig City) - 1573
Plaridel Church (Plaridel, Bulacan) - 1580
Quiapo Church (Quiapo, Manila) - 1588
San Agustin Church (Intramuros, Manila) - 1571
San Clemente Parish (Angono, Rizal)
San Diego Church (Silay, Negros Occidental) - 1776
San Ildefonso Church (San Ildefoso, Bulacan) - 1691
San Jose Church (Dolo, Camarines Sur) 1818
San Jose Parish (Ilo-Ilo City) - 1614
San Sebastian Church (Manila) - 1621
San Sebastian Cathedral (Bacolod City) - 1825
St. Joseph Parish Church (Las Pinas City) - 1797-1819
Sta. Ana Church (Sta. Ana, Manila) - 1720
Sta. Cruz Church (Sta. Cruz, Manila) - 1608
Tanay Church (Rizal) - 1573
Taytay Church (Rizal) -  1579
Tigaon Church (Tigaon, Camarines Sur)
Tigbauan Church (Tigbauan, Ilo-Ilo) - 1575-1580
Tuguegarao Cathedral - (Cagayan Province) - 1761