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Address: Guimaras, Philippines

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The Oldest Catholic Church in Guimaras

Navalas Church according to our trisikad (tricycle) driver cum tour guide, is the "most beautiful church" in Guimaras. It's a small church but the atmosphere is so serene that you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Pangasinan Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Navalas church is the oldest building on Guimaras, built by the local residents at the end of the 19th century and restored with the assistance of the European Union nations. The Philippines has many churches but this one is particularly attractive as there was literally no one there so the atmosphere was particularly serene.Its a short distance from the Lopez... More 

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Pangasinan Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Navalas Church according to our trisikad (tricycle) driver cum tour guide, is the "most beautiful church" in Guimaras. It's a small church but the atmosphere is so serene that you can even hear the chirping of birds -- like they are singing praises to God. Beside the church is an Elementary School and the teachers and parents there are quite... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

It was a company team building, after we checked out at the resort we had this as one of our side trips. The caretaker said it dates back to 1880, you can see the evidence by those big limestone pillars and altar. It's on a hilly portion and ice fields as a background. Good for photo ops too. No entrance,... More 

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Mandaue, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

The old stone Navalas Church of Navalas, Buenavista on the northern part of Guimaras island-province is the only existing Spanish heritage church in the island...It is enclosed by some sort of a stone fortress with a wide watch tower/bell tower as its gate....As we approached its gate we were awed by the wide greenery surrounding the church....The atmosphere is both... More 

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