Immaculate Conception Church (Guiuan)

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Municipality of Guiuan
Eastern Samar
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Taken Nov. 5, 2015

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11.03132724°N 125.7229461°E Taken Nov. 20, 2013

Immaculate Conception Church is regarded as the finest baroque church in Eastern Visayas. The construction began in 1630. From 1844 onwards, it had been renovated and enhanced a lot of times.

The church’s facade has three engaged columns, arches and carvings on the pediments. It has a beautiful hand carved altar with a retablo of saints and religious characters. Its main nave is two meters higher than the transept. The church is listed as a National Cultural Treasure. – wikipilipinas.org

On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Guiuan with winds of over 300km/hr devastated the church and much of the municipality, reconstruction efforts are now in-place.

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Posted: January 5, 2014

Author: pamana360

Category: Churches, National Cultural Treasures

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