San Sebastian Church in San Narciso, Zambales
We only have five churches to visit on our list and the San Sebastian Parish is one of my favorite destinations. The parish dedicated to San Sebastian is located in San Narciso, Zambales. It offers a very interesting facade and a wonderful interior.The facade of the church with its twin belfry. The two storey facade is also adorned with Corinthian columns (comes in pair).Each belfry has a mosaic image mounted on it. On the right side, you’ll find the image of San Sebastian
While the image of Ina Poon Bato can be found on the other side.
I just failed to gather enough information about the church’s history. I’m not sure when exactly this church was established but just by lookin at its interior, I can clearly tell that it is relatively old. Much like the previous churches we visited, San Sebastian Church in San Narciso is also under the diocese of Iba (part of Southern Vicariate). The current parish priest is Rev. Fr. Juan Pastor, Jr. and Rev. Edwin Mertola.The main door and its intricate carvingsThe very spacious plaza beside the church.Aside from the Welcome Arch, pilgrims will be welcomed by this platform too. It features the images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary.These old church bells are also displayed outside.The other side of the church near the main office and conventThe nave of the churchThe main altarThe Christ Pantocrator painted on the apseThe image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
30 thoughts on “San Sebastian Church in San Narciso, Zambales”
Look like such a beautiful place to visit. I love the mosiacs and The Christ Pantocrator painted on the apse 🙂
What a lovely church! Another beautiful creation from the Philippines. I think the unique feature is the painting of Christ in the altar. I haven’t seen any church have the same design.
Seems like one should visit these 5 churches once in life.
Great post brother 🙂
Old churches never lose their charm. You captured such great photos.
Churches play a vital role in our culture. One of the best places to visit for Pilgrimage in Central Luzon
The church looks really beautiful especially with the gigantic mosaic displays in the walls. They also have a nice interior.
What a beautiful looking church! You’ve captured some awesome photos.
I love the portraits! Very pretty and well made.
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Wow, I’ve never heard of this but love the statue!
This is a lovely church. It looks really wonderful. Very impressive photos and beautiful carvings. On my holiday to Sicily last year I visited some churches that were very beautiful as well!
Wow, there really is some beautiful artwork and architecture. It’s awesome that you were able to see all of this.
Oh it is so incredibly beautiful! One of my favourite things to do when traveling is visit different churches!
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This church is simply beautiful! The plaza reminds me of one of the churches I’ve visited in Bohol. The carvings are intricate, so complex but still lovely! I’ll make sure to visit San Sebastian Chuch when I get to go to Zambales.
The paintings are really nice! Haven’t been here but will definitely check this out once I visit.
I am always fascinated by churches which is why I love visiting them. Each one is designed to represent the place or the saint that they are name after. It’s really beautiful, very detailed as well.
I miss the Philippines and places like this. Little towns where the church is the centre of everything!
The photos you have shared represent some beautiful architecture.
This is a beautiful church. It reminds me of similar churches we have in former Spanish colonies in the US. I especially like the ones in New Mexico. I love the intricate designs decorating the church too.
Wow! So beautiful. There was clearly so much attention given to detail when this was being built.
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WOW! These are so beautiful. I love traveling because you get to experience history and beauty at the same time. Great photos … I will have to make it here sometime in my life!
Great you also got to feature beautiful church in the country. I haven’t been here yet and this is interesting to see.
Overall, this is a destination for religious people and devotees. The photos are really great, it captivated the wanderlust in each person who sees it. For the mosaics, at first I thought those were stained glass windows but weren’t. I had to double check Haha!
What a beautiful church, your pictures have captured it so well! Amazing art work!
Beautiful church, I’m not a Catholic, but visiting churches amazes me. I love the architecture, the design of each church and I’m fascinated with the history, culture that comes with it
I am amazed with the church’s interior! It’s so rustic! Anyway, any beaches near this church?
This is really a nice church!! So happy that our country has lots of beautiful buildings and structures
What a stunning church. I absolutely love the interior. Beautiful photos!
I love churches! This church looks amazing. We are looking for the perfect church to marry in. So it’s great to get some inspiration.
what a beautiful place, looks so peaceful around there! I can’t stop but marvel at the simple yet intricate architecture and paintings.
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Loved the architecture of the church. It looks magnificent!