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Address: Argao, Philippines

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One of the best coral stone churches in the Philippines

Argao Church was the first stop in my southern Cebu solo trip and it was worth the stop. I took a tricycle from the main highway to go to the church and town plaza. Its ornate... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Jubert A
Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Argao Church was the first stop in my southern Cebu solo trip and it was worth the stop. I took a tricycle from the main highway to go to the church and town plaza. Its ornate design and the rich history make it a must-stop for this journey. Around the complex are other interesting sights such as the Baluarte and... More 

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest church in Cebu. This century ++ old church is one of the best standing church you will find in the province of Cebu. I am lucky enough to marry someone from Argao giving me all access to the church. Unfortunately, my last visit made me sad because they are trying to destroy the original beauty of... More 

Thank doublemongos
Cordova, Philippines
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a very nice old Spanish Church go and give a look on the way to the south. The Church is simple and beautiful and on a hot day you also can cool you down inside the church!

Thank AlfredoHonegger
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

I love the village of Argao. This beautiful historic church sits on the plaza where many other original buildings are still in use. It's just steps away from the pier and waterfront. You can see it from the national highway so you know when to get off the bus.

Thank chelseamaya
Cavite City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

South Cebu is good for heritage tour and perfect for religious activities. Argao should not be missed for both reasons. Argao is not famous for the church, but for their torta (which taste I cannot comprehend!) Any tips or info how their torta was made? Sorry, but it taste very bad! Argao is one of the cleanest and nicest town... More 

Thank LakbayLoyd
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

its nice that this old church is still standing despite of the many natural disasters. hopefully it will still be up for more generations to come.

Thank Zyra77
Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Rally nice old church and park. Very old and is near 19th century Spanish church which is now the hall of justice. Inside you will find amazing fading art and many bats living high above the alter. Gives the place many sensations.

Thank javasunrise
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

This 18th century Roman Catholic Church is dedicated to St Michael the Archangel. It's Is done completely in stone in Hispano-Filipino style and has a romantic, historic aura to it. It is one of the most beautiful churches of the Philippines and is certainly worth a visit when in Cebu.

Thank TingCO
Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Absolutely where I wanna be wed. This should be preserved and loved by the people. A place of peace and serenity. A place that will bring you 300yrs back in time. I love how people value the church as they may have probably did only a few and minor changes (well, of course to preserve it.)

Thank TwoTravelandEat
Davao City, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Very nice place to visit. The preservation of the entire church is very good. You can also find good spots inside and outside the church for pictures. The surrounding area is also plays host to a few relics of the past besides the church.

Thank Brian Chester L

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