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Address: Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Rd., Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines

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certainly a very old building and considering its age it is in great condition. have actually visited the church twice it was worth a second visit. very graceful

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

certainly a very old building and considering its age it is in great condition. have actually visited the church twice it was worth a second visit. very graceful

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Kailua, Hawaii
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Santa Minca Catholic Church is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, churches in the Philippines and it once held the biggest church bell in all of Asia. Pan-ay or pre-Spanish name Bamban town is the second oldest Spanish settlement after Cebu. The explorer / conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi moved this entourage to Pan-ay from Cebu in 1569... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It has the Biggest Catholic Bell in Asia.. Too bad that they have not preserve the antiquity of the place like putting some inappropriate material in the place like cement blocks instead of coral stone brick. Good that they have a replica of the big bell in the ground for those who cannot climb up to the belfry

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Just like the typical old church you can found anywhere in the Philippines, nothing special but the experience on getting into the belfry's top just to see the bell is fun. The bell isn't extraordinary but it was seriously big. It has that refreshing quaint atmosphere, as if you're back on the Spanish era.

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Cebu City
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the funniest experiences in Capiz was getting inside Sta Monica Church. We were not informed that before we get inside and be on the top of the bell, we need to have the tour guide first to accommodate us. One of the staffs inside the church let us in, and when we were halfway going up, we met... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I loved the architecture of the building and it's coral stone construction. Especially that with aging the plants start to grow in between the walls which really gives dramatic perspective. Inside the church is not so impressive however really the architecture of the place is quite interesting and enjoyable. They have a museum as well and they are demonstrating a... More 

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Philippines
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Thanks to the whole staff of the Panay church, especially to the amazing Rev. Fr Ignacio Bercades, for having taken care of our beautiful wedding in the most delightful way. Maramig salaams po father Ignacio !!

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Baliuag, Philippines
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We weren't able to visit the museum since the personnel holding the key took his lunch. Still, we got the chance to take a picture to the largest bell in Asia.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As it was a holiday, tours were closed but the caretaker graciously granted us a tour. He even gave us a breif history of the bell. There was no entrance fee but is asked just for donations.

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Manila
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Panay Church was on our way back from Panitan to Roxas, Capiz. Huge and majestic, I was amazed at the sandstone walls lining the exterior walls of this church. Great for picture taking. They certainly don't make 2 meter thick walls like in this church anymore. Of course, much of the church was rebuilt after a typhoon that hit it.... More 

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