Photographer's Note

Miagao (mee-yah-gow) Church, or Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva is in Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines. It was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1972. The UNESCO Group is concerned with the world cultural and natural heritage. This church was completed in 1797. It was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1948 but was restored in 1960. The interior is plain, devoid of decorations. The local stone used for the walls can be found only in that area of Iloilo. It is warm yellowish in color. The altar has gold leaf application throughout. Miagao Church is one of 4 Baroque Churches in the Philippines.

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