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Bacoor Church - Cavite

Located in Bacoor, in the province of Cavite, Bacoor Church is one of the oldest Spanish colonial era churches in the province.

St. Michael The Archangel Parish
Bacoor Church 

Bacoor Church History

Also known as St. Michael The Archangel Parish, Bacoor Church was established in 1752. Like most Spanish colonial-era churches built in the 18th century, this church started out as a humble place of worship constructed using only light materials such as nipa leaves, bamboos, and straws. The church was renovated to that of its present architectural structure from 1863 to 1870 using adobe, tegula, and believe it or not duck egg whites to bond the adobe boulders together.

Bacoor Church - Bacoor City, Cavite

Bacoor Church facade

Padre Mariano Gomes NHI Marker

Here's a little bit of history tidbit... Bacoor Church is associated with one historical figure who became part of the awakening of Filipino nationalism during the Spanish colonial era. This historical figure is Fr. Mariano Gomes. He was the parish priest of Bacoor Church when we together with Fr. Jose Burgos and Fr. Jacinto Zamora was falsely accused of treason, sedition, and taking part in the failed Cavite mutiny. They would then be sentenced to death by garrote at Bagumbayan Field (now Luneta) on February 17, 1872.  The three would, later on, be known as GOMBURZA and would serve as an inspiration to the new generation of Filipino nationalists. 

Bacoor Church interior

Bacoor Church main altar

Bacoor Church retablo and altar during the Holy Week
Bacoor Church retablo and altar during the Holy Week

Bacoor Church interior as seen from the choir loft

Bacoor Church baptismal font

The choir loft as seen from the altar

Some marble slabs of influential people can still be found inside the church...

One of the old bells found in the bell tower. Sadly it was a victim of vandalism

The mini chapel outside the church

I got to visit Bacoor Church during my historical tour of Cavite. It was the first destination that I visited during the said trip. I was impressed by how the interior and facade of the church was maintained. Although there are plenty of modern things added to the church, the Spanish colonial era feels still prevails. 

St. Michael the Archangel Parish

Bacoor Church Admission Fee:

It's FREE to explore Bacoor Church and its grounds.

Bacoor Church Mass Schedule:

Sunday

6:00 AM - Mass
7:30 AM - Mass
9:00 AM - Mass
10:30 AM - Baptism
5:30 PM - Mass
7:00 PM - Mass

Monday:

6 AM - Mass

Tuesday:

6 AM - Mass

Wednesday:

6 AM - Mass
5 PM - Novena of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help
5:30 PM - Mass

Thursday:

6 AM - Mass

Friday:

5 AM - Mass (1st Friday of the Month)
6 AM - Mass

Saturday:

6 AM - Mass
5:30 PM - Vigil Mass of Sunday (Misa Anticipada)

Why visit Bacoor Church?

Overall, if you are looking for a historical church in the province of Cavite to visit this Holy Week then you should include Bacoor Church in your list of churches to visit. If you're coming from Manila, this church is the nearest among all historical churches in the province.

Getting to Bacoor Church:


From Manila, ride any bus or van that would pass through Emilio Aguinaldo Hi-way. Tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at Talaba. Once there, head to Evangelista Street and then board a jeepney going to Binakayan or Mabolo. Tell the driver to drop you off at Saint Michael Church. 


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Comments

  1. This is a really good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one.

    A must read post!

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  2. Hi Neil! Correction lang po sa date of establishment. It was January 18, 1752 when our church was created by virtue of a Royal Cedula issued by King Ferdinand VI of Spain to Governor General Ovando.

    Also, the present adobe church is a result of rebuilding and enlarging the structure that began in 1863. Padre Mariano Gomes ( Gomes with an "S," not "Z" ) did this for fear that seawater was already entering the church during high tide. With the help of the first Filipino architect, Felix Rojas, the present architecture of the church was completed by 1870.

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    1. Thank you so much for the correction Bacoor Patriot! This is very helpful.

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