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UNESCO – Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Posted by on Apr 23rd, 2009
File Under: Churches, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

The Baroque Churches of Phlippines is the official designation of 1. Church of San Agustin in Manila, 2. Church of La Nuestra SeƱora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, 3. Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, 4. Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Miag-ao, Iloilo, when the four spanish era churches were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993. The unique design of these four churches reflects the integration of Spanish and Latin American architecture to indigenous architecture of the Philippines, including a fusion with Chinese style.