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Old Churches

Old Churches in the Philippines
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. By the way, I am not a catholic and I am not featuring these churches for their beliefs. I really love history, and most historical sites in the Philippines are the churches. Because of its Holiness, some of the conquerors didn't destroy it. Churches served as the hospital and a fortress against the Spanish and Japanese troops. Here are some of the churches I visited, ages from 100 years and above (Dates are from the year they were established NOT necessarily the structures were erected) You can click the yellow highlights for the links.

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 Immaculada Concepcion (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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