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Tigbauan Church
Province:  Iloilo
10° 40.457N   122° 22.578E
Listed in Gallery:   Old Church

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Looking at it from the road, San Juan Sahagun Parish Church doesn?t seem to generate that much interest. Its simple, almost angular facade and ungainly collection of belfries gives no hint of the remarkable Ilonggo artisanship inside. However, upon entering its doors the visitor is rewarded by a rich tapestry of colorful mosaics adorning the whole interior walls of the church. Each of the fourteen Stations of the Cross are rendered in intricate mosaic work, giving one the impression of being in an art gallery rather that in a house of prayer. Everything then leads the eye to the central mosaic, soaring above the altar, of Christ presiding over a gathering of saints. It is an impressive masterpiece inside a church so unremarkable on the outside, yet bursting with art and revelation from within.

Tigbauan is 30 minutes from Iloilo City proper.

Waypoint narrative by: Jay_J 2005     follow Jay_J on Facebook