Cathedral Of St Augustine Of Iba, Zambales / Iba Cathedral

I finally got the chance to post the pilgrimage tour that we had four months ago. I was fortunate enough to see the invitation of San Isidro Labrador Parish of Naic Cavite in their Facebook page. The parish were inviting their people to join them in their annual pilgrimage tour in observance of Holy week. This year, they decided to hit Zambales and visit some of the town’s notable churches. First in our list is the three century old Cathedral in Iba, Zambales dedicated to Saint Augustine.P3124178tIt was a very long travel from Cavite but it’s all worth it. The Cathedral of Saint Augustine or simply known as the Iba Cathedral is a church built in 1700s by the Recollects.

P3124220tThe Cathedral is just located adjacent to the Provincial Capitol Building and the current bishop of the diocese is Most Reverend Florentino G. LavariasP3124180tArchitecture wise, the Cathedral of Iba has merely 17th Century style on it. The building is said to be made mostly from coral and limestone. The facade notably has a series of engaged columns on it and on the right sight lies the 5-story bell tower. P3124183tThe life-sized statue of the church’s patron saint, Saint Augustine. P3124219tThe 5 storey octagonal bell tower. P3124188tThe wooden door with remarkable carvings depicting different events from the bible. P3124187tThe Church’s naveP3124209tA closer look at the main altarP3124208tThe altar or retablo has three niches which includes the Crucifix in the middle, the image of Ina Poon Bato (Patroness of Zambales) on the left and the image of Saint Augustine on the rightP3124189tThe buttresses P3124191tOn the left side of the church lies a separate Adoration ChapelP3124193tThe Altar of the Blessed SacramentP3124196tA baptismal font with metalic cover with intricate carving details P3124217tLocated on the corner of the church lies a small room that is filled with antique images of Christ, Mary and other Saints.P3124216tCrucifixP3124218tP3124222t

1 thought on “Cathedral Of St Augustine Of Iba, Zambales / Iba Cathedral”

  1. Joseph Braun says:

    The cathedral does not have the 17th century style.
    It was built later.

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