San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church / Lucban Church

1111111Here’s a post to conclude our recent Kamay Ni Hesus trip but actually it has nothing to deal with the Shrine. After that wonderful experience we had on Kamay Ni Hesus, we decided to take a quick peek to the famous church nearby. It’s the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church or better known as the Lucban Church. It was indeed a very quick visit and I think we only spent less than 15 minutes here which is good enough for me to take photos.P2203668toJust by looking at its facade, you can clearly tell that the church has been standing there fo so long. The Lucban church went through many challenges. The first church was established in 1595 but was ruined in 1629.P2203672tA historical marker posted in front of the church. According to it, after the first church was ruined, another church was established under the same patronage but was utterly damaged by fire in 1733. The construction of the present church was started the same year and was completed in 1738. Technically, the church was 238 years old already!P2203674tThe church notably has a Baroque style and it has a three-storey facade and you can see those semi-circular windows flanked by Corinthian columns and niches containing statues of saints.P2203691tThe church’s octagonal, three-story belltower P2203689tThe side view of the church. Although we didn’t get much time to explore the church, someone told us that the whole structure of the church notably has a key-shape.P2203690tThe other entrance at the side of the church. The seemingly untouched look of the church is really engaging for me!P2203671tA stained glass window with images depicting Saint John The Baptist baptizing our Lord Jesus Christ.P2203675toThe church’s interior ~ the naveP2203679tThe main altarP2203680tP2203681tCeiling with intricate details and paintings.P2203677tAlthough the Lucban church is often associated with San Isidro Labrador because of the the annual Pahiyas Festival, the church is actually , as what the name suggests is under the patronage of Saint Louis of ToulouseP2203678tA closer image of Saint Louis of ToulouseP2203684tOutside the church (near the convent) you’ll find this wonderful diorama featuring the scaled version of the Lucban Church adorned with colorful details in commemoration with their famous Pahiyas Festival where the church plays a crucial role since the Procession will start from here. P2203685tThe image of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of Farmers.P2203687tYou’ll find this Lucban Pahiyas standee outside the church too! The Pahiyas Festival will be celebrated on May 15.

Check out the rest of my Kamay Ni Hesus entries here:

The Holy Family Park The KNH Healing DomeThe Via Dolorosa GrottoGarden of EdenWhat To Buy In Kamay Ni HesusLucban Church

16 thoughts on “San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Parish Church / Lucban Church”

  1. ROBERT LEE says:

    Nice no to see the old churches in the country. That is one thing that never left us. While houses from a century or two have given way to modern buildings, the churches remained.

  2. aylin says:

    Wow! I am looking forward for this year’s Pahiyas Festival. 🙂

  3. mun says:

    The church looks so antique but the interior is so beautiful. I didn’t expect it.

  4. Riley says:

    Such a beautiful building!!!! Thank you for sharing your experience with us

  5. alison says:

    I loved the outside of the church but it was so beautiful inside, too. I love having the history of older buildings that connect communities together.

  6. Sonnie says:

    The exterior of the church is so classic, time travel ang dating

  7. Sabine says:

    I like it so much that you are always looking at temples and churches. Holy places are important to a lot of people. Great to see that this church is still an inspiration today!

  8. I’d love to visit this place esp. as part of our Visita Iglesia! It’s a beautiful church. I love the Lucban longganisa. 🙂

  9. I have countless memories of San Luis Obispo Church. Me and my cousins love playing every afternoon at the small park nearby. It’s just sad that they put up a tiangge/food area where we used to play. Lucban is becoming commercialized as the years pass by. I miss the Lucban I used to know.

  10. In love with the church’s interior! Also, looking forward to doing Visita Iglesia on this church in the future. Would love to include this itinerary when I go to Quezon for Pahiyas. 🙂

    Patty
    pattyvillegas.com

  11. Hey..being a regular reader of your blog, i think you can compile your blog in a book now. You will be really rich!

  12. Missy says:

    I majored in Social Sciences and have always loved the study of culture. I feel Filipino culture is not highlighted enough, so thank you for posting this. This church, at 238 years old has just become more charming with age. The details of this church are amazing, like the stained glass windows. I hope to visit it one day and also check out the Pahiyas festival

  13. Missy says:

    I majored in social sciences and have always loved the study of culture. I feel Filipino culture is not highlighted enough so thank you for posting this. This church at 238 yrs old has just become more charming with age. The details of this church are amazing. I hope to visit it one day and also check out the pahiyas festival

  14. emiliana says:

    I’ve been to Lucban but I never had the chance to see this church. Such a beautiful sight to behold!

  15. NURSE ALPHA says:

    Lucban! Rich in culture and heritage and I am looking forward to visit the Pahiyas Festival soon.

  16. Georgia says:

    The interior of the church is beautiful! I love the architecture of churches and how they can look almost gloomy on th outside but inside tells another story! Beautiful photos!!

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