San Jose Church

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Town of Ivana
Batan, Batanes Islands
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20.366808N 121.914053E

Built in 1814, with the original foundation dating back to 1795, the San Jose de Ivana church  has a crenelated fortress-like campanile or bell tower that gives the appearance of a fortification. Of all the old churches in Batanes, it is the only one that was not built in the espadaña style. The church faces  the Ivana Seaport and due to its elevation offers a commanding view of the sea and surrounding countryside. It is located 14 kilometers from the capital of Basco.

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Posted: September 19, 2012

Author: pamana360

Category: Churches, National Historical Landmarks

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