Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Old Churches of Pampanga:
Lubao Church

     I just love the adobe and terracota exterior of this church in Lubao. Also known as Saint Augustine Church, it is the oldest church in the province of Pampanga. 


     Lubao Church was built from 1614 to 1630. It was occupied by the Revolutionist in 1898 and was used as a military hospital by the U.S. Army in 1899.  Japanese shelling destroyed it in 1942. Repairs began in 1949 and was completed in 1952.


          The brick walls in the interior adds a rustic charm to this church just like Liliw Church in Laguna.



      Tiered retablos are very much the trademark of very old and well preserved churches in the Philippines.


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