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.P3124292tThe facade of the church with its twin belfry. The two storey facade is also adorned with Corinthian columns (comes in pair).P3124301tEach belfry has a mosaic image mounted on it. On the right side, you’ll find the image of San Sebastian
P3124295tWhile the image of Ina Poon Bato can be found on the other side.
P3124289tI 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.P3124290tThe main door and its intricate carvingsP3124296tThe very spacious plaza beside the church.P3124297tP3124299tAside from the Welcome Arch, pilgrims will be welcomed by this platform too. It features the images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary.P3124300tThese old church bells are also displayed outside.P3124304tThe other side of the church near the main office and conventP3124291tThe nave of the churchP3124310tThe main altarP3124317tThe Christ Pantocrator painted on the apseP3124306tThe image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

30 thoughts on “San Sebastian Church in San Narciso, Zambales”

  1. Mr Tom James says:

    Look like such a beautiful place to visit. I love the mosiacs and The Christ Pantocrator painted on the apse 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. Anmol Singhi says:

    Seems like one should visit these 5 churches once in life.
    Great post brother 🙂

  4. Old churches never lose their charm. You captured such great photos.

  5. Jonathan Diesta says:

    Churches play a vital role in our culture. One of the best places to visit for Pilgrimage in Central Luzon

  6. Franc Ramon says:

    The church looks really beautiful especially with the gigantic mosaic displays in the walls. They also have a nice interior.

  7. What a beautiful looking church! You’ve captured some awesome photos.

  8. I love the portraits! Very pretty and well made.

    Ivelisse |

  9. Brian says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this but love the statue!

  10. Carola says:

    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!

  11. Liz Mays says:

    Wow, there really is some beautiful artwork and architecture. It’s awesome that you were able to see all of this.

  12. courtney says:

    Oh it is so incredibly beautiful! One of my favourite things to do when traveling is visit different churches!

    La Belle Sirene

  13. R U S S says:

    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.

  14. Nica says:

    The paintings are really nice! Haven’t been here but will definitely check this out once I visit.

  15. Elizabeth O. says:

    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.

  16. Jolina says:

    I miss the Philippines and places like this. Little towns where the church is the centre of everything!

  17. Karla says:

    The photos you have shared represent some beautiful architecture.

  18. 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.

  19. Wow! So beautiful. There was clearly so much attention given to detail when this was being built.

    Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

  20. Nina says:

    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!


  21. Great you also got to feature beautiful church in the country. I haven’t been here yet and this is interesting to see.

  22. Maria says:

    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!

  23. Kerry says:

    What a beautiful church, your pictures have captured it so well! Amazing art work!

  24. 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

  25. I am amazed with the church’s interior! It’s so rustic! Anyway, any beaches near this church?

  26. Lizelle Cruz says:

    This is really a nice church!! So happy that our country has lots of beautiful buildings and structures

  27. Kristen says:

    What a stunning church. I absolutely love the interior. Beautiful photos!

  28. Sabine says:

    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.

  29. Kusum says:

    what a beautiful place, looks so peaceful around there! I can’t stop but marvel at the simple yet intricate architecture and paintings.
    xx, Kusum |

  30. Ana says:

    Loved the architecture of the church. It looks magnificent!

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