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Chapel on the Hill is unique and has a cozy ambiance. It has a circular floor plan and is so calming not only because of its location but also because of what you see around when inside the chapel. It has a 360-degree view of the surroundings through its glass walls and windows. The view is so lovely and the place is so solemn.
Villa San Miguel is a beautiful church and would be a lovely church to have your wedding. Its altar is adorned with beautiful statues of the archangels (St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, St. Uriel, St. Sealthiel, St. Barachiel and St. Jhudiel). A sculpture of St. Michael the Archangel fighting Satan stands outside the church.
The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It is one of the best preserved Jesuit build churches in the region, although in the 19th century, the Augustinian Recollects added a modern facade and a number of stone buildings that now surround the church.
Nature Church would make you feel as if you’re in a province or a mountain. The ceilings are made of woven coconut leaves, the stools are made of cut trees, and the place is surrounded by trees. You might be lulled to sleep by the chirping of the birds and the breezy atmosphere because there are no walls. It’s an open space except for the roof. It would be a good wedding church if your theme is Filipiniana.
San Sebastián Church is noted for its architectural features. An example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church or basilica in Asia and claimed as the only prefabricated steel church in the world. The interior of the church displays groined vaults in the Gothic architecture style. The steel columns, walls and ceiling were painted by Lorenzo Rocha and his students to give the appearance of marble and jasper.
Malate Church is a Baroque-style church which faces a small park and beyond that Manila Bay. The church was built originally in the sixteenth century by the Augustinians and is one of the oldest churches in Manila outside of Intramuros. British soldiers took refuge in this church during their occupation of the Philippines and attack on Intramuros in 1762-63; repairs had to be made after they left.
Barasoain Church was one of the historical churches in the Philippines because it is in this place where the Philippine Constitution was drafted and ratified. This Church started when Fr. Melchor Fernandez built a small ermita in the visita of Barasaoain. The original church was only made of bamboo and nipa hut. This Church is said to be a replica of the Barasoain Church in Navarra, Spain, was founded by Augustinian Missionaries in 1859.
Paco Park Church is of Romanesque architecture coordinated with its surroundings of what used to be the Paco Cemetery. The wholeness of the place with the park is reminiscent of the rich yet dark past of the country under colonial regimes. That is why the church is not only a favorite place for intimate weddings but as well for every sightseers who are looking for a place of solace in the midst of the city.
Guadalupe Church is a 400 year old church which has become a favorite church wedding venue option for many Filipinos. Its architecture is reminiscent of late Spanish Renaissance and early Baroque architecture. The main entrance has the usual rose window and simple Doric columns of the Renaissance period, but the details on the window and interior are simply Baroque-influenced.
Santuario de San Antonio in Philippines was built by the Franciscans when their original church in Intramuros of Manila, was ruined by the ravages caused by World War II towards its end. As soon as the new santuario or sanctuary was constructed, a statue of Saint Anthony was transported from the original church in Intramuros, which managed to resist the bombing effect of the war.