The Santa Monica Parish Church (Spanish: Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Mónica), commonly known as Panay Church, is the oldest church on the island of Panay located in Panay Municipality, Capiz, Philippines. It is also the home of the largest church bell in the country and in Asia, and the third biggest in the world.
The original structure of the church was built during the term of Fr. Manuel Lopez between 1692 and 1698, but it was reported that a typhoon had ruined it. In 1774, Fr. Miguel Murguía rebuilt the church, but it was also later damaged by a typhoon on 15 January 1875. Fr. José Beloso restored the church in 1884.
The original name of the settlement was Bamban and it was changed by the early Spaniards to Panay, a word which means “mouth of the river". This is also the location of a fortress built by Juan de la Isla in late 1570.
OLD SPANISH WISHING WELL
THE BELL ( LARGEST IN ASIA )
INTERIOR OF THE CHURCH
EXTERIOR OF THE CHURCH
SOME OLD PART OF CLOCK
OLD WOOD 1847
JUST LIKE THE SOME OLD CHURCH HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES YOU CAN SAW THIS
don't forget to give some donation.
Roxas city is a smoke free city ( designated fine for misconduct the policy )
two thumps up for this.....
HOW TO GET HERE?
----Travel time to Roxas City is 45 minutes by plane and around 16 hours by ship from Manila. From Iloilo City, it is approximately 2 hours by bus or private car. It will take approximately 4 hours travel going to Boracay Island by land. There are two (2) airlines operating in Roxas City (RXS): Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific have a daily schedule flight from Roxas-Manila and Manila-Roxas. There is one passenger ship operating in Culasi Port, Roxas city, Capiz: Moreta Shipping Lines’ M/V Love 1 which embarks for Capiz twice a week. There are also ferryboats that travel from Romblon and Masbate and also Roll-on Roll-off (ro-ro) Busses that treks through Capiz.
---From Roxas City terminal a lot of tricycle driver is offering for their service for a trip taking you to the tourist spot in Roxas City a lot of beautiful places to be visited. ( price range of tricycle tour to Panay church were you can see the biggest bell in Asia Php200 ).