"Panglao Church" Top 5 Page for this destination Bohol Travelogue by cyndymc
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Panglao Church is also known as St. Augustine Church, named after its Patron Saint.
The church has a concrete fašade that has the typical portico-fašade with fancy Corinthian capitals.
Present belfry structure blend with the original architectural design of the church.
The watch tower is a 5-storey bell tower built of cut stone in 1851. See how my children are dwarfed by the massive structure.
Octagon in shape and covered by a pitched roof, it is said to be the tallest of its kind in the Philippines.
I'm not sure what religious rituals/events are done here, but it sure is eye-catching, being built/attached to the ruins of an older church.
The ruin?s fašade indicate hints of its Baroque design. This church was ruined before 1886.
There was mass going on when we went there but a glimpse showed three richly carved retablos or altars infront. The middle retablo facing the nave has the icon of the patron saint, St. Augustine, occupying the upper center niche. Beneath this at the left is St. Joseph's niche and at the right is the Blessed Virgin Mary. Above the main altar is a dome with hexagonal ibase.The ceiling murals depict the Blessed Trinity surrounded by eight divisions of angels, St. Augustine and the seven sacraments.
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