Information about Miagao Church
Miagao Church stands in the municipality of Miagao in Iloilo and is known as one of the most visited attractions in the province. This historic church dates back to 1786 when it was constructed and features baroque design elements along with motifs of Chinese and Filipino aspects in its facade, making it a unique place of worship and one of the most beautiful architectural gems in the Philippines.
St. Christopher, for example, wears a traditional Filipino dress and is surrounded by decorations such as papaya and palm trees, which are very common in the country. The distinctive yellow-ochre color of the Miagao Church comes from the introduction of coral, ground into dust, and egg whites into the adobe mix. Spaniards typically use egg whites to make mortar for their churches, to make the mixture more robust. In recognition of its numerous architectural styles, it was eventually named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1993.
Best time to visit
To get a better look at the church's famous facade, it is best to visit during the dry season which usually starts in late December and last until the last weeks of May.