Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Old Spanish Churches

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I have three more remaining photos from my Aunt's tour around the province. Yes, all these were also taken by the professional photographers.

San Jose Church, Ivana

Accordingly, this was built in 1814 although its foundation dates back to 1795. Of all the old churches in Batanes, it is the only one that was not built in the espadana style. It has a crenellated fortress-like campanile or belltower that gives the appearance of a fortification. Fronts the Ivana Seaport and offers a commanding view of the sea and surrounding countryside due to its elevation. Located 14 kilometers from Basco.

San Vicente ferrer Church, Sabtang

The church is modeled after the one in Basco. Following an unfortunate incident in 1790, when Spanish emissaries sent to procure goods from the parish were killed by some natives, the people of Sabtang were forcibly resettled across the channel to Ivana and not allowed to return until 1844 when the foundations of the present church were laid.

Savidug Church, Sabtang

Like the ones in Basco, this is also a Dominican church.

1 sweets for Kero:

witsandnuts on January 19, 2010 at 4:36 PM said...

I immediately noticed that the church on the first photo is quite different. There are so many reasons to visit Batanes!


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