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Jesus the way, the truth and the life, better known as the MOA Church due to its proximity to the mall, was only built in 1999 and is relatively new. It’s also fairly close to Manila Bay, thus giving you that breezy atmosphere. If you choose to say your vows in this church, you don’t have to worry about wedding venues because there are a lot in the area because of its prime location.
The church is a Romanesque-Byzantine architecture that features baroque elements, a fusion of contrasting styles. The facade is composed of two-storey blocks with three entrances of recessed arches. The doors are made of bronze sculpted by Alessandro Monteleone and Francisco Nagni. Attached is the bell tower at the right side of the building.
Caleruega Church is replete with symbolism. Its façade is a reproduction of the original chapel in Caleruega, Spain. Its hut-shaped roof is in remembrance of the temporary sheds that the apostles wanted to build for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah during the transfiguration. The seal of the Dominican Province of the Philippines is depicted in stained glass in the upper portion of the chapel’s façade.
San Agustín Church’s design was derived from churches built by the Augustinians in Mexico. The facade is unassuming and even criticized as “lacking grace and charm”, but it has notable baroque touches, especially the ornate carvings on its wooden doors. The church courtyard is graced by several granite sculptures of lions, which had been gifted by Chinese converts to Catholicism.