Information about Tigbauan Church
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The Tigbauan Church is best known for its elaborate design called Churrigueresque, which is a late Spanish baroque style that was first used in the late 17th century. This picturesque cathedral was constructed back in 1575 and features an intricate facade designed in the Plateresque style, another Spanish architectural style that mimics designs often used for silver plates. The facade features the seal of the Augustinian order surrounded by a retablo-like floral frieze, which fills the central area. Above it, you can find a rendering of San Juan and another of Santo Niño. As for the church's interiors, it boasts vibrant stone murals and mosaics, with some of them adorning the altar and the Stations of the Cross.
Best time to visit
The church is open daily but it's recommended to visit in the dry season (usually from December to May) to get a clear view of the church's facade.