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San Guillermo Parish Church, Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines
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San Guillermo Church

The San Guillermo Church is one of the oldest churches in Pampanga. It was named after Bacolor’s patron saint, San Guillermo, where the church is located. It is also known as the “half-buried church” of Bacolor because of the lahar overflow in the province during Mount Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991.

Originally standing at twelve meters high, San Guillermo Parish was designed with a central nave and well-lighted transept with windows. It boasts of having a main retablo, side retalbos and pulpit that are heavily gilded with gold leaves. The church’s indoor decoration depicts the Baroque-style of architecture. 

Despite being half buried, the church is still serves as a place of worship among the residents of Bacolor. Today, San Guillermo Parish Church has been recognized as a famous tourist destination in Bacolor, Pampanga. It has also become a key shooting location for a Filipino TV series that has led to an influx of tourists visiting the church. 


Best time to visit

The church is open to visitors all year round.