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Old Churches in the Philippines

Old Churches in the Philippines
These two churches are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
1500s was the year which Ferdinand Magellan arrived in Central Philippines. Rajah Humabon, his wife and his soldiers were the first Filipino who accepted the Christianity in the country. After that, Christianity spread in the country.

In general, majority of the old churches that we can see today are not the original structures the time they were established. Old structures of these were made up of bamboo, nipa, wood and other local materials. Those structures were destroy by natural occurrences such as fire, earthquake and war.

By the way, I am not a catholic and I am not featuring these churches for their beliefs and what not. I really love history, and most historical and heritage sites in the Philippines are the churches. Because of its Holiness, some of the conquerors didn't destroy it. Churches served as the headquarters, hospitals and a fortress against the Spanish and Japanese troops during their respective invasion. Here are some of the churches I visited, ages from 100 years and above (Date from the year they were established and not necessarily the dates they were erected)

List from the Oldest:
Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino (Cebu City) - 1565 
San Agustin Church (Intramuros, Manila) - 1571
Manila Cathedral (Intramuros, Manila) - 1571
Tigbauan Church (Tigbauan, Ilo-Ilo) - 1575-1580
Nuestra Senora dela Asuncion Parish (Bulakan, Bulacan) - 1578
Plaridel Church (Plaridel, Bulacan) - 1580
Basilica Minore de ImmaculadaConcepcion (Malolos City, Bulacan) - 1580-1591
Binondo Church (Binondo, Manila) - 1587
Quiapo Church (Quiapo, Manila) - 1588
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral (Cebu City) - 1595
Guadalupe Church (Makati City) - 1601 
Sta. Cruz Church (Sta. Cruz, Manila) - 1608
San Sebastian Church (Manila) - 1621
Barasoain Church (Malolos City, Bulacan) - 1630
San Ildefonso Church (San Ildefoso, Bulacan) - 1691
Paoay Church (Paoay, Ilocos Norte) - 1700s
Malate Church (Malate, Manila) - 1700s 
Sta. Ana Church (Sta. Ana, Manila) - 1720
Guimbal Church (Guimbal, Ilo-Ilo) - 1769-1774
Baliuag Church (Baliuag, Bulacan) - 1769-1774
San Diego Church (Silay, Negros Occidental) -1776
Miag-ao Church (Miag-ao, Ilo-Ilo) - 1787
St. Joseph Parish Church (Las Pinas City) - 1797-1819
Camiling Parish Church (Camiling, Tarlac) - 1800
Molo Church (Molo, Ilo-Ilo) - 1869
Jaro Church (Jaro District, Ilo-Ilo) - 1874
Cruz na Daan Church (San Rafael, Bulacan) - no information found

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