Sunday, September 20, 2009

My World#40 Philippine Churches Part I: Barasoain Church, Bulacan, Luzon

To start off my Philippine Churches series, I am going to feature the church that has the most significant part in the Philippine history.

This is the Barasoain Church or Our Lady of Mt. Carmen Parish of Malolos, Bulacan, Luzon. The church is considered as the most important church in the Philippine history. Well-known for its architectural design and interiors, it was the site of three major events in the Philippine History:

The First Philippine Congress Convention, September 15, 1898
The Drafting of the Malolos Constitution, September 29, 1898 to January 21, 1899
The Inauguration of the First Philippine Republic, January 23, 1899

The church was proclaimed a National Shrine last August 1, 1973 by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos. More pictures in my subsequent posts.



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12 comments:

Sylvia K September 21, 2009 at 3:45 PM  

Marvelous old church and what an interesting history! Great post, great shots!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Photo Cache September 21, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

very interesting start to the churches series. I can't wait for the rest. we have very nicely built churches so I can't wait.

thanks for visiting my entry at www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

eileeninmd September 21, 2009 at 5:27 PM  

It does look like a wonderful church and has great history. Thanks for sharing your beautiful church.

SandyCarlson September 21, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

A very beautiful church. It has quite a story to tell.

magiceye September 21, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

impressive

LadyFi September 22, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

What a lovely church.. I bet it has a lot of stories to tell.

Pam September 22, 2009 at 3:48 AM  

It is a wonderful old world church with a long history. I can see why it became a National Shrine.

Lovely post and photo...
Thanks for visiting, Pam

Regina September 22, 2009 at 5:15 AM  

Beautiful shots. A church with history.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy September 22, 2009 at 5:55 AM  

Marites: What a spectacular place, you have shown it so well.

SandyCarlson September 22, 2009 at 5:56 PM  

Gorgeous old church. Thank you.

r-yo September 23, 2009 at 9:51 PM  

Barasoain is indeed part of our nationhood. It's a good thing it's being well-preserved.

I hope you'd get the chance to see the church in my town of Capul, N. Samar. It's one of the oldest in the country.

Lawstude September 25, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

i have visited this place and it looks bigger in photos than it actually is. but great facade nevertheless.

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