Liliw Church

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Our group reached the charming town of Liliw in the early evening. I beg your indulgences for the limits of my camera in capturing the beautiful red brick church of Liliw. This is my second time to visit the church and in both instances it’s all a short one, which I suppose means that I have to come back for the third time (in broad daylight) and enjoy the splendor of the church and the beauty of the town.

 

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The church of St. John the Baptist or the Church of Liliw is a red brick hilltop church. The Church of Lilio (Liliw) was originally under the ecclesiastical administration of the town of Nagcalang (present day Nagcarlan) until 1605. It was first made in wood in the 1620s and was rebuilt in stone in the years 1643-1646. The church was partially destroyed during the July 18, 1880 earthquake. The church and the convent were reconstructed in1885 but partially burned on April 6, 1898.

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The church has three levels Baroque façade with semi-circular arched main entrance. The red bricks are unevenly cut blocks in the main entrance and when you look up, you can see the bas relief of Jesus Christ’s baptism. The bell tower is three storey high covered by a dome and topped with a tower.

Inside the church, you will notice that the interior have red brick walls, mahogany and red brick ceiling, and I have noticed that the church still retains its old floors. It’s altar is also one of the most beautiful I have seen.

Inside the church, you will notice that the interior have red brick walls, mahogany and red brick ceiling, and I have noticed that the church still retains its old floors. It’s altar is also one of the most beautiful I have seen.

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Here are morning photographs of the church from Travel bookph (picture number 1), Husayno.com (pictures numbers 2 and 3) and from Panoramio.com (for picture number 4)

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