27 May, 2008

Barasoain Church Postcards

Barasoain Church (also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish) is a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Founded by Augustinian Missionaries in 1859, the original church was burned during the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution however, it was renovated. The Parish Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel had its first stone edifice in 1871 to replace a temporary one but was burned later. In 1885, the current structure was started while the bell tower was constructed in 1889.

Barasoain Church Postcard 1

Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, most important religious buildings in the Philippines, and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.

Barasoain Church Postcard 2

The facade has Neo-Classic touches and its rounded pediment is echoed by the arches and rose window at the lower part. While the left outside of the Church is a medieval bell tower, the entrance of which has bamboo arches linings and its sides are rose windows.

Barasoain Church Postcard 3

Its architectural design is simple however, it has paintings in its ceilings and domes which makes it look bigger than its actual size. Aside of which, floral motifs, frescoes of angels and saints embellish the interior of the Church.

Barasoain Church Wikipedia Entry

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