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Historic and Memorable

The San Guillermo church in Bacolor, Pampanga was built by the Augustinian Friars in 1576, along... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Taguig City, Philippines
testament to a solid structure

This church was covered in lava on the lower levels. It still stands. The lava cooled and raised... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Luis M
New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed yesterday

The San Guillermo church in Bacolor, Pampanga was built by the Augustinian Friars in 1576, along with the founding of the town of Bacolor, whose patron saint was Saint Guillermo. The church has stood since, even through the 1880 earthquake and the 1990 Mt. Pinatubo...More

Thank RobertBusalla
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This church was covered in lava on the lower levels. It still stands. The lava cooled and raised the level of the lower floors. This is a nice quick stop on your way to other sites/

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Better half and I decided to go on a short adventure in the "local" area rather than hop on a plane to a nearby country. This day we decided to visit a church famous for its long life and at having been buried by the...More

1  Thank Stephanlee1
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Even after the devastation of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in the 90s, the 4 century-old church is still standing defiantly and beautifully in Bacolor. It was said that it is currently reduced to half of its former size. Its old materials and massive grounds welcome...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 22 March 2018

At first glance, it is hard to believe that half of this structure is buried. But upon closer look, it becomes more obvious. When you step inside the door (that used to be a window high above the ground) and see the re-built interior, it...More

Thank piquak p
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Went here as part of the Lenten pilgrimage of our parish and was immediately impressed by the church facade. We were told that this was rebuilt since the volcanic eruption of Mt Pinatubo which buried this part of the Pampanga province. The exterior of the...More

Thank Marielle G
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

An old church devastated by lahar in the 1990s . 18ft of lahar. There is a museum ,paintings and statues at the side of the church . We recommend to visit during the Lenten season.

Thank Luis T
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This here is a place we always visit when I have friends or family here as it tells a story and you can see the different after Mt. Pinatubos eruption

Thank kmittag
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A must visit in Pampanga, you get to see how this church is taken care of despite being half buried from lahar. Old but beautiful interiors, there is a gallery where you can see the church before Mt Pinatubo errupted. Great experience with family.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

San Guillermo Parish (aka Bacolor Church also know for being the church swept by lahar during the 1991 Pinatubo eruption) is a must visit if you are in San Fernando as its very close. It shows you that Pinoys can overcome hardships! They still made...More

1  Thank tidus1203
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