Monday, October 26, 2009

My World#45 Philippine Churches Part 3: Sistine Chapel of the Philippines

If you are planning to visit churches somewhere in Luzon, make sure to visit Betis Church at Guagua, Pampanga. The church's facade may not look as impressive as its contemporaries, but the interiors of the church more than made up for it. Its wood-carved doors are already precursors of what inside, see the door here.

Betis Church is considered the Sistine Chapel of the Philippines. It is located about an hour ride from Manila and the trip is all worth it.

One of the paintings on the ceiling of the church.

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Sylvia K October 26, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

A very beautiful church, Marites! And your photos are marvelous! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Enjoy your week!


SandyCarlson October 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

Woohoo. Those photos are amazing.

Bonnie Bonsai October 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

Am impressed of the sculpture. beautiful.

J Bar October 26, 2009 at 7:17 PM  

Wonderful shots.
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AL October 26, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

Oh yes! There's another one in Bulacan.

Photo Cache October 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

That church is amazing, hope the preservation continues in the coming year so many more of our kabayans get to enjoy this.

Yogi♪♪♪ October 27, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

Very beautiful. I loved the image of Jesus.

Lew October 27, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

Those old churches had magnificent art and sculpture, not seen in the modern churches of today. Great shots!

Japa October 27, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

Have passed by that place but never made a stop, times too many. What I missed, you showed. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

Nicole October 27, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

That's one beautiful chapel!

Lilli & Nevada October 27, 2009 at 11:46 PM  

There is nothing more beautiful than the churches from abroad....

Arija October 28, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

Beautiful, I would love to see more.

Autumn Belle @ KDP October 28, 2009 at 7:10 AM  

Beautiful and magnificient!

Carly October 28, 2009 at 6:34 PM  

Wow, beautiful church! It must be breath taking to actually be there.

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