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6 comments | Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I miss my hometown, Argao, when I saw these pictures of the old church taken by Elmer (my sister's American boyfriend) who traveled to my town for a short vacation. The church is a magnificent structure with a very rich history dating back to the Spanish era.

Argao, 66 kilometers from Cebu City, Philippines, became a parish in 1703, which prompted the construction of a beautiful rococo-baroque church structure in 1734 and was completed in 1788. The Argao Church (called as St. Michael the Archangel) was renovated for its bicentennial celebration in 1988. Despite some renovations and modernizations done to it, the San Miguél Archangel Parish still remains one of the richly furnished churches in the South.

The Church of Argao possesses one of the remaining 14 Spanish era pipe organs,and is one of the three in the whole province of Cebu. Estimated to have been built in the 17th to the 19th century by Spanish pipe organ makers.

On the ceiling are murals done by two of the best church muralist during that time (early 20th century).The first portion por-traying biblical manifes-tations of angels was done by the famous artist Canuto Avila. The other portion by the altar was done by Reynaldo Franciaand depicts the victory of St. Michael over Lucifer.



Blogger shawn said...

weeeew!!!!! ive been reading your blogs and taga argao d i ka??? hahaha tga argao sad ko....hehehe this is shawn...tga wer ka sa argao??? please reply...hehe

September 02, 2007 6:47 AM

Blogger talksmart said...

Do you know the Salas' family? usa ko nila.... :-) Where specifically r u from sa argao?

September 02, 2007 12:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice one bai, regards!

September 08, 2007 3:55 AM

Anonymous shawn said...

hi talksmart! sorry after pila ka months kron ra ko reply... dili man gud ko makahibaw if naka reply... taga poblacion ko... seanjames camello ako ngan... HIHI pero sige baya ko visit sa imo site ai... HIHI

July 12, 2008 1:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im from manila, and i decided to stay for a while here in cebu city. i'll take note of this place. sounds like my last name without the o.

thanks for sharing.


May 26, 2009 11:34 AM

Blogger ceejay said...

wow... nice church, hope to visit there... I've seen a lot of it also in bohol... :) seeing churches like those feels so magnificent... art structures that are so priceless...

June 18, 2009 6:17 PM


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