Miagao Church

Zulueta Ave., Miagao, Iloilo

Miagao Church
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Adnad S.
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Beautiful church in Iloilo 128525

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TheMitch M.
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The Miag-ao church in Iloilo is one of many UNESCO World Heritage sites

Among those on the list are:

Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
M'Zab Valley
Tassili n'Ajjer #
Kasbah of Algiers
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites
Los Glaciares National Park #
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) *
Iguazu National Park
Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
Península Valdés
Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
Los Alerces National Park
Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Great Barrier Reef
Kakadu National Park
Willandra Lakes Region
Lord Howe Island Group
Tasmanian Wilderness
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 2
Wet Tropics of Queensland
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Fraser Island
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
Heard and McDonald Islands
Macquarie Island
Greater Blue Mountains Area
Purnululu National Park
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Sydney Opera House
Australian Convict Sites
Ningaloo Coast
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Semmering Railway
City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
Wachau Cultural Landscape
Historic Centre of Vienna
Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape *
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *
Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy
Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
The Sundarbans
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
Białowieża Forest *
Mir Castle Complex
Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
Struve Geodetic Arc *
Flemish Béguinages
La Grand-Place, Brussels
The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)
Belfries of Belgium and France * 3
Historic Centre of Brugge
Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Stoclet House
Major Mining Sites of Wallonia
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Royal Palaces of Abomey
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex *
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
City of Potosí
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
Historic City of Sucre
Fuerte de Samaipata
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad
Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards *
Okavango Delta
Historic Town of Ouro Preto
Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) *
Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Iguaçu National Park
Serra da Capivara National Park
Historic Centre of São Luís
Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Central Amazon Conservation Complex 4
Pantanal Conservation Area
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
Pampulha Modern Ensemble
Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site
Boyana Church
Madara Rider
Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo
Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
Ancient City of Nessebar
Pirin National Park
Rila Monastery
Srebarna Nature Reserve
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Burkina Faso
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex *
Ruins of Loropéni
Cabo Verde
Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande
Temple of Preah Vihear
Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura
Dja Faunal Reserve
Sangha Trinational *
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Nahanni National Park #
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek # * 5
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
SGang Gwaay
Wood Buffalo National Park
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks # 6
Historic District of Old Québec
Gros Morne National Park
Old Town Lunenburg
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park *
Miguasha National Park
Rideau Canal
Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Landscape of Grand Pré
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
Mistaken Point
Central African Republic
Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Sangha Trinational *
Lakes of Ounianga
Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
Rapa Nui National Park
Churches of Chiloé
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Sewell Mining Town
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Mogao Caves
Mount Taishan
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
The Great Wall
Mount Huangshan
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa 7
Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
Lushan National Park
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Ancient City of Ping Yao
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Old Town of Lijiang
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
Dazu Rock Carvings
Mount Wuyi
Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Longmen Grottoes
Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Yungang Grottoes
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Historic Centre of Macao
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
Yin Xu
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
South China Karst
Fujian Tulou
Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Mount Wutai
China Danxia
Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
Chengjiang Fossil Site
Site of Xanadu
Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
Xinjiang Tianshan
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor *
The Grand Canal
Tusi Sites
Hubei Shennongjia
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement
Qinghai Hoh Xil
Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Los Katíos National Park
Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
San Agustín Archaeological Park
Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *
Sangha Trinational *
Costa Rica
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park *
Cocos Island National Park
Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís
Côte d'Ivoire
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve *
Taï National Park
Comoé National Park
Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
Old City of Dubrovnik
Plitvice Lakes National Park #
Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
Historic City of Trogir
The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Stari Grad Plain
Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards *
Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar *
Old Havana and its Fortification System
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
Desembarco del Granma National Park
Viñales Valley
Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
Historic Centre of Camagüey
Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
Historic Centre of Prague
Historic Centre of Telč
Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
Holašovice Historic Village
Litomyšl Castle
Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
Tugendhat Villa in Brno
Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Complex of Koguryo Tombs
Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Virunga National Park #
Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Garamba National Park
Salonga National Park
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Roskilde Cathedral
Kronborg Castle
Ilulissat Icefjord
Wadden Sea *
Stevns Klint
Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement
The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Dominican Republic
Colonial City of Santo Domingo
City of Quito
Galápagos Islands
Sangay National Park #
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *
Abu Mena
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Historic Cairo
Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
Saint Catherine Area
Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)
El Salvador
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa
Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Struve Geodetic Arc *
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Simien National Park
Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
Lower Valley of the Awash
Lower Valley of the Omo
Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
Konso Cultural Landscape
Levuka Historical Port Town
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Old Rauma
Petäjävesi Old Church
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago *
Struve Geodetic Arc *
Chartres Cathedral
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Palace and Park of Versailles
Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Vézelay, Church and Hill
Amiens Cathedral
Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt
Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve #
Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Bourges Cathedral
Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Canal du Midi
Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu *
Historic Site of Lyon
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
Belfries of Belgium and France * 8
Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes 9
Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Fortifications of Vauban
Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
Episcopal City of Albi
Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *
The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Gambia (the)
Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
Stone Circles of Senegambia *
Gelati Monastery
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Upper Svaneti
Aachen Cathedral
Speyer Cathedral
Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
Frontiers of the Roman Empire * 10
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System #
Maulbronn Monastery Complex
Town of Bamberg
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
Völklingen Ironworks
Messel Pit Fossil Site
Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
Cologne Cathedral
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
Classical Weimar
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Wartburg Castle
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Monastic Island of Reichenau
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Dresden Elbe Valley Delisted 2009
Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski *
Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
Wadden Sea *
Fagus Factory in Alfeld
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *
Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura
Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
Asante Traditional Buildings
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
Acropolis, Athens
Archaeological Site of Delphi
Medieval City of Rhodes
Mount Athos
Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
Archaeological Site of Mystras
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
Archaeological Site of Aigai (modern name Vergina)
Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos
Old Town of Corfu
Archaeological Site of Philippi
Antigua Guatemala
Tikal National Park
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve *
National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Holy See
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura * 11
Vatican City
Maya Site of Copan
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst *
Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape *
Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Þingvellir National Park
Agra Fort
Ajanta Caves
Ellora Caves
Taj Mahal
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sun Temple, Konârak
Kaziranga National Park
Keoladeo National Park
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Churches and Convents of Goa
Fatehpur Sikri
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Elephanta Caves
Great Living Chola Temples 12
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
Sundarbans National Park
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
Mountain Railways of India
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
Red Fort Complex
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Western Ghats
Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar
Khangchendzonga National Park
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
Historic City of Ahmadabad
Borobudur Temple Compounds
Komodo National Park
Prambanan Temple Compounds
Ujung Kulon National Park
Sangiran Early Man Site
Lorentz National Park
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Tchogha Zanbil
Takht-e Soleyman
Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
The Persian Garden
Gonbad-e Qābus
Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
Golestan Palace
Shahr-i Sokhta
Cultural Landscape of Maymand
Lut Desert
The Persian Qanat
Historic City of Yazd
Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Samarra Archaeological City
Erbil Citadel
The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
Sceilg Mhichíl
Old City of Acre
White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement
Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves
Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves
Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal
Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura * 13
Historic Centre of Florence
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
Venice and its Lagoon
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Crespi d'Adda
Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta 14
Historic Centre of Naples
Historic Centre of Siena
Castel del Monte
Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
The Trulli of Alberobello
18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
Archaeological Area of Agrigento
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
Costiera Amalfitana
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
Su Nuraxi di Barumini
Villa Romana del Casale
Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
Historic Centre of Urbino
Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
City of Verona
Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Villa d'Este, Tivoli
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
Monte San Giorgio *
Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia
Val d'Orcia
Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe *
Mantua and Sabbioneta
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes *
The Dolomites
Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.)
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps *
Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
Mount Etna
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato
Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale
Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar *
Blue and John Crow Mountains
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Shrines and Temples of Nikko
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Ogasawara Islands
Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement *
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)
Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
Quseir Amra
Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor *
Western Tien-Shan *
Lake Turkana National Parks
Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Lamu Old Town
Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
Fort Jesus, Mombasa
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor *
Western Tien-Shan *
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Town of Luang Prabang
Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Historic Centre of Riga
Struve Geodetic Arc *
Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Maloti-Drakensberg Park *
Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
Archaeological Site of Sabratha
Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Old Town of Ghadamès
Vilnius Historic Centre
Curonian Spit *
Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė)
Struve Geodetic Arc *
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Lake Malawi National Park
Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Gunung Mulu National Park
Kinabalu Park
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley
Old Towns of Djenné
Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Tomb of Askia
City of Valletta
Megalithic Temples of Malta 15
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Aapravasi Ghat
Le Morne Cultural Landscape
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Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System *
Baroque Churches of the Philippines
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Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System
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Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde * 18
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Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
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Eric N.
5.0 Stars

The Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva, commonly known as the Miagao Church, is famous for its façade consisting of an ornately decorated bas-relief displaying a unique blending of Spanish and native influences. Think St Christopher alongside a coconut tree! Said façade displays a light orange or yellowish tinge, which is attributed to the sandstone and eggs used for its construction. The blocks of sandstone were mixed with eggs, which were used as mortar.

Construction was initiated by Spanish Augustinian missionaries in 1786 and completed in 1797. The church and its belfries (serving as watch towers) were also built to defend the town and its people against raids by the Moros. It therefore has thick walls and, reportedly, secret passages. Hence, it was also called the Miagao Fortress Church.

The church was completed out of "polo y servicio" or a Spanish system of forced labor. The men aged 16 – 60 from the surrounding areas were required to work during its construction. They were required to bring an egg and a block of sandstone once a week to the construction site from as far as 35 kilometers away. If they failed to comply, they were subject to flogging from the parish priest and authorities

It is interesting to note that the two huge bell towers directly attached to the main church are unequal. It has two different designs since it was commissioned by two different priests. On the left side is the older west belfry, with four levels. On the other side is the east belfry, originally constructed only with only two levels. It was in 1830 when Father Francisco Perez decided to add another story to the east belfry. Until now, the east belfry is one level shorter that the west.

In December of 1993, the church was designated as one of the best examples of Baroque Churches of the Philippines and was included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, along with three other churches – The San Agustin in Manila, the Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Church in Ilocos Sur, and the San Agustin Church in Paoay

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Wendell L.
5.0 Stars

Who wouldn't love this 3-century old church? It is declared as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The baroque church was really beautiful during sunset. Its walls are very detailed that it seems like they are speaking for themselves.

It is really a good place to reflect and at the same time a good place for sight-seeing. I really loved the view of the church especially during sunset. Its walls are made of several bricks that seem untouched by modernity. I think its facade and its twin tower were not painted since its last renovation one and half century ago. The baroque-romanesque church was designed by the Spanish. If you will be visiting Iloilo, make sure to visit this church!

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5.0 Stars

This is my first time in Maig-ao Church and I was really fascinated with the beauty and the preserved detail of the church. Grabe! ang bongga bongga ng Church. 9962

The 300 year old Miag-ao Church also known as Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church is located at Miag-ao, Iloilo. The church was declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kathleen T.
5.0 Stars

Continuing our Bacolod trip just July of this year, we also got the chance to visit Iloilo since it's just an hour away from the Port of Bacolod through a 2Go SuperCat ferry. It didn't cost us more than 500 pesos for a round trip fare, tip: book the first and last slot! The first slot leaves the port exactly during sunrise so you'll be having a spectacular view of the sea and it also leaves Iloilo before sunset. You also have an option of going to Guimaras if you have plenty of time, there's a tricycle which you can hire for just a hundred or less.

Since we only have twelve hours to roam Iloilo, we decided to just visit its magnificent churches, our first stop was the farthest and grandest one, it's the Miag-ao Church. We rode a jeepney passing by Miag-ao church at the market and it took us an hour and a half to reach the famous church.

The construction of the church began in 1787 and was finished in the 1797. It served as a fortress against muslim raiders and it has been also damaged several times by a revolution in 1898, a fire in 1910 and an earthquake in 1948. It was fully restored in 1962. Imagine how the church underwent such tragedies but is still as beautiful as ever after its restoration? Miag-ao church is truly a masterpiece. And oh, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! A title like that isn't just honored to any place or what, it has a significant value in terms of history and art, that means. So far, this is the most majestic church I have been to! I was so happy because weeks before our visit here, this was our topic in our History of Architecture class so if you're huge fan of history, don't miss this place, too! Hehe.

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Jen O.
5.0 Stars

Church of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva also known as Miag-ao Church is located in the municipality of Miag-ao, Iloilo. It was declared in 1993 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for Baroque Churches of the Philippines. You'll be impressed with the church's architectural design with it's yellowish color facade and interiors in which attributed from the adobe and limestones used.

I've been visiting a lot of old/historical churches from my past travels because i admire their architectural designs and we're so grateful and blessed to visit this church even though rains starting to pour when we went here, it's never been a hindrance for us not to visit one of the country's gem. Definitely a must visit 128522128591128077

By the way, Miag-ao is 30 to 45mins away from the city.

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Scheds J.
5.0 Stars

Filipino artistry at its finest!!!!! Millenniums have past and yet this work of art still remains!!! I love it!!!!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

The Miagao Church also known as Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Iloilo.  It was also called the Miagao Fortress Church since it served as a defensive tower of the town against Muslim raids.  The church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site on December 11, 1993.

The church's overall architectural style falls under the Baroque Romanesque.  The ochre color is due to the materials used in construction -  adobe,  egg,  coral and limestone. 

Source: Wikipedia

I like old buildings and churches.  Yes,  a secular who digs old churches.  My fascination is with the architecture and the history.  Case in point,  Miagao  Church.  The visit was ages ago and the funny thing is that i never bothered visiting historical sites in Iloilo during my exile.  Anyway,  Miagao is stunning at first glance.  A majestic structure,  two huge belltowers is attached to the main structure.  I picture two warriors standing on each side protecting the palace. 

If you are a sucker for anything vintage,  visit Miagao.

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