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St Joaquin's Church

Rizal Street, San Joaquin, Iloilo Province 5024, Philippines
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Militaristic Church

Located at the southern part of Iloilo bordering Antique. It has a very detailed untouched facade... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Manila, Philippines

Nice church... very old and traditional. If you enjoy visiting churches then you must visit the... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Malay, Aklan, Philippines
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Rizal Street, San Joaquin, Iloilo Province 5024, Philippines

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Located at the southern part of Iloilo bordering Antique. It has a very detailed untouched facade carvings of horsemen and soldiers during the Battle of Tetuan, which got it the moniker "militaristic church". This was also used as a fort during the Muslim raids. It...More

Thank XtinaNovember
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice church... very old and traditional. If you enjoy visiting churches then you must visit the church.

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

It was my second visit The first time was during high school when we had our school trip slash church hopping but can't recall what the place look like until this second visit From the first time I saw it (the second time around) I...More

Thank Emmareeeee
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This St Jaoquim’s Catholic Church was built between 1859 and 1869 and is a very interesting church as commemorates Spain's victory against the Moors at the Battle of Tetuan, and Spain a foothold in Ceuta – an enclave in Morocco – now in an independent...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Supposedly the "most beautiful cemetery in all of Asia", San Joaquin Cemetery is one of the best preserved Spanish-colonial cemeteries in Iloilo. However, there was some renovation going on, and I'm not an expert on cemeteries, but for me, it was no big deal. The...More

Thank rokasanda
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The church is located on the quiet side of the town's plaza. It is very captivating on the outside, but it's a pity it was closed so we couldn't view the inside. We were told that it is kept closed when not in use because...More

Thank GerryBA
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Before embarking to my Bacolod-Ilo-ilo and Guimaras Escapade, St Joaquin Church was an in case itinerary, but the visit was worth it. Almost 2 hours of travel via a PUJ then a tricycle, we finally reached our destination! The church was awesome! The craftmaship and...More

Thank trainer_2015
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Its sculpted relief on the Church's facade is one of a kind and very beautiful. When you do the Tour of the churches in iloilo, this is the farthest. Jeep from the city costs P60 one way. No wonder, it's already halfway to Antique.

Thank Edna O
Reviewed 3 April 2015

It took us almost 2 hours to get here from the wet market in iloilo (super). The church is simple but unique and by looking at it, it calmed down all our senses. Since we just had a long travel, we've maximized our time by...More

1  Thank Jeval3
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

This Church is Often over looked. It is a Gem of Iloilo worth Visiting. The Carvings in front of the Church depicting the Battle of Tetuan is a sight to Behold. Do not Miss this Church!

1  Thank KingRegis
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