Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion (Maragondon)

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Poblacion 1A, Maragondon
Province of Cavite
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14.273957°N 120.733694°E

When Maragondon became a parish in the year 1627, Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion became the patroness of the town hence this church. Declared by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) as one of the twenty six (26) churches identified as National Cultural Treasures for their cultural significance and distinctive architecture. It is also identified as one of the thirty two (32) oldest churches by the National Museum as Historical and Cultural Site. It is one of its kind in the province of Cavite. This Augustinian Recollect Church features intricate retablos (galleons and floral motifs) in its pulpit and church doors, which dates from the Jesuits. Much of the church, belltower and lower portion of the convent are made of river stones. The church also features a distinctive horseshoe shaped communion rails. A favorite among its unique features are the tombstone of the famous parishioners of the town including Father Cenon Villafranca, Col. Crisostomo Riel and Don Vicente Somoza. – maragondon.gov.ph

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Posted: September 26, 2012

Author: pamana360

Category: Churches, National Cultural Treasures

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