Friday, July 12, 2013

Ming-ao Church, Iloilo - PHILIPPINES - UNESCO #677

Today I've got two more postcards showing UNESCO sites in the Philippines. The first one is from one of the four famous Baroque Churches in that country; the Ming-ao, officially known as Santo Tomas de Villanueva in the province of Iloilo, a prime example of the Baroque-Rococo style and another mark of the European heritage in the far East. Thank you Agatha, with this one I have 83 sites, only 898 to finish. This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #677 - Miag-ao Church, Province of Iloilo - PHILIPPINES
 
The Baroque Churches of the Philippines is a serial inscription consisting of four Roman Catholic churches constructed between the 16thand the18th centuries in the Spanish period of the Philippines. They are located in separate areas of the Philippine archipelago, two at the northern island of Luzon, one at the heart of Intramuros, Manila, and the other in the central Visayas island of Iloilo. This group of churches established a style of building and design that was adapted to the physical conditions in the Philippines and had an important influence on later church architecture in the region. 



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