Showing posts from May, 2013

Lanao Del Norte: Maria Cristina Falls

One of the most popular waterfalls in the Philippines is Maria Cristina Falls . The falls is located in Iligan City in the province of Lanao Del Norte.  The falls is popular because of its "Twin Falls". It is due to the fact that the falling water is divided into two because of the huge rock at the mouth of the drop. However, because the falls is used by Agus VI Hydroelectric plant, the flow of water is usually controlled. That's why most of the time the famous "twin falls" has water only dropping only on one side. The famous twin falls picture courtesy of Welcome!!! Maria Cristina Falls has a 321.5-foot drop with an average flow rate of 130 cubic meters per second. A very ideal source of electric power. In fact, the falls supply 705 of Mindanao's electricity -that's more than 1 million households. Paying at the entrance of the falls Maria Cristina Falls is inside Nature's Park The falls make a n

Vigan Cathedral - Ilocos Sur

Located in Burgos Street in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Vigan Cathedral was a Spanish colonial-era church built sometime in 1574. It is one of the oldest structures in Vigan City. Vigan Cathedral Vigan Cathedral details Also known as  St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral ,  Vigan Cathedral , like most big churches in the region, one might notice that the bell tower is always placed meters away from the church to protect both structures from falling to each other during earthquakes. Vigan Cathedral - Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Vigan Cathedral NHI Marker The statue of St. Paul is seen on the facade of the cathedral Vigan Cathedral 's architectural design is often referred to as the earthquake Baroque style, which is typical of most churches built in the 16th century. The cathedral also features Neo-Gothic and pseudo-Romanesque elements. The bell tower of Vigan Cathedral Vigan Cathedral 's interior Vigan Cathedral 's main altar One of the side altars

Manila: San Agustin Church

Located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila, San Agustin Church was built in 1589 making it the oldest stone church in the Philippines. In 1993, San Agustin Church together with three other Baroque churches in the country was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Check the carvings on the door quite detailed huh? Looking for Chinese influence? Is that a puppy biting its mom? Unknown to many, the present structure is actually the third Augustinian church to be constructed on the site. The first San Agustin Church, built in 1571 was destroyed by fire in 1574 during the raid of the Chinese pirates led by Limahong. The oldest church in the country The second church, also made of wood was constructed soon after but was destroyed in 1583 when it was gutted y fire during the funeral of a Spanish Governor General. Another place worth checking out, Will blog this next time... The third and present church was constru

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