The Church of Sta Barbara, Santa Barbara, Iloilo, the Historic Cradle of Independance in the Visayas
This historic, old church is considered to be the “Cradle of Independence” in Panay and indeed in the Visayas.
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The only surviving Catmon tree in the region.
Another view of the sole surviving Catmon tree.
The Augustinian Seal can be seen just above this beautiful Stained Glass window on the facade of the church.
East side wall of the church
east side wall of the church with a reinforced window
The Freedom Bell that signalled Victory to the townspeople during the Revolution.
St Anthony of Padua
St Jude Thaddeus
St Jean Vianney Patron Saint of Priests
Statue of St Lorenzo Ruiz
Part of the School Wing…
Entranceway on the Southwest Side of the Church
More of the School Wing.
Sta Barbara, Sta Barbara
Santa Barbara Centennial Museum, the repository of the rich history of the town and flanked by both the Town Hall, the Church and Victory Plaza.
Santa Barbara City Hall, anchors the Victory Plaza area of the City.
The huge 30 foot by 60 foot Philippine flag marking the location of the ‘Cry of Santa Barbara’ by Martin Delgado.
evidence of major earthquake damage
The main entrance door!
More wall cracks, eveidence of damage from the quakes
a nlong view towards the back of the church
a view of the choir loft showing more damage
Sta Barbara Church, Santa Barbara
Church of Santa Barbara, Sta Barbara