July 5, 2011

Visit to Barasoain Church, Malolos Bulacan

Everytime my birthday comes, I always grant myself a special wish. I always wish to go to a  popular  or  special place,  and make my thankful  and prayer to a solemn blessed church. So last year , I have celebrated my birthday and visited a beautiful church in Malolos Bulacan.
Barasoain Church is also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. It has been called “The Cradle of Democracy in the East.”


Barasoain Church has been considered as the Philippines' most historic church. It is one of the most religious building in our country. It is a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City Bulacan. It is the site of the First Philippine Republic. This church served as the session hall of Malolos Congress, the first congress in the Philippines held in September 15, 1898.
One historical event was happened when the former President Joseph Estrada vowed his oath of presidency in 1998 at the altar of the church, causing him to be the only president who took his oath in Malolos, the same as Emilio Aguinaldo did.

I have read that Barasoain Church is frequently visited by most Filipinos and even foreigners from different sides of the country. And because of its popularity and old age,  many people would plan to celebrate exciting beautiful wedding, baptism, first communion and other religious activities in this church. 

The monument of Emilio Aguinaldo in front of the church. General Aguinaldo established the Malolos Republic (The First Philippine Republic) in the Barasoain Church in the year 1899








A historical marker





I always see the image of the church before when I have a ten-peso Philippine bill together with an image of Apolinario Mabini. And at present, it is in the front side of 200-peso bill.


26 comments:

Journeys and Travels said...

historic and grand. I never had been to this Church and I wanted to be there soon. One of the places I dream to visit

Sionee said...

nice pictures! We've been here last year. ganda ng lugar.. :D

Cha said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing this! I hope to visit the Barasoain church the soonest!

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Nancy said...

I still have a keepsake of that old 10 peso bill that reminds me of that old church.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Never knew that about Erap! I believe this is a famous church for weddings too.

Traveling Morion said...

Wow to pla ang historical n church n nsa ten pesos bill?, nice post

Lady Patchy said...

the most historic church,yes.one of the famous church for wedding ceremonies.

Michi said...

i missed this church when i visited my aunt in bulacan, umulan kasi so tinamad na kami dumaan. sayang!

Noel said...

i didn't visit this place yet but maybe soon i can so that i can visit the 10 peso or 200 peso bill... hehehe Nice post

Hazel said...

A very popular edifice in our country, always featured in post cards and other media. Thanks for showing what's inside.

Sining Factory said...

I visited the place once but was not open that time. I can say that it was really a beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

I never been to Malolos pero ang ganda siguro ng church na to.

juanderfulpinoy said...

I was here last saturday. First time barasoain experience . Ganun pala talaga ang feeling pag part ng history yung nakita ng dalawang mata mo... Dami na siguro memories na nakastore dun

fbalgos said...

As a kid, I've always wondered what the church at the back of a ten peso bill would look like.
Your pictures brought me that! :)

Violy said...

I have not seen this historic church and I'm so near bulacan! How pathetic of me!! Hehe,,, hope to see it soon! ;-)

Edmar Guquib said...

That was indeed a great bif birthday gift! Been there but digicam wasn;t still that common tose days that we used our camera-with-film

ralph said...

this is the church in the old ten peso bill... wow, never recognized it til i saw the bill. thanks for sharing. Yahweh bless.

Julie. -- said...

Churches are always an interesting subject when it comes to History and culture. I didn't know may bago na palang pera ngayon sa pinas? I'm so yesterday na talaga. hahaha.

Gil Camporazo said...

First PH Republic President Emilio Aguinaldo and PH President Joseph "Erap" Estrada made a historic taking oath of office in this 5-century old church, called Barasoain Church in Malolos City in Bulacan.

This church was printed in ten piso paper money before and now in 200 piso bill. But most of the Filipino take no cognizance of its great historical significance.

Though I'm not a Catholic devotee, but when time comes, I would like to pay a visit to this ancient church for architectural value and appreciation.

Blair Villanueva said...

a very historical church! thanks for sharing po!

Amor Envina said...

amazing! yan pala yung church sa ten peso-bill noon... =)

Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

I've been to Barasoain just once, a few years ago. I wasn't a blogger then so I haven't taken pictures. Sayang, it's a great subject for photography like you're showing us now!

Unknown said...

ay ang galing ... sana madalaw ko to ... malapit lang naman ang bulacan diba?

stacy said...

I've heard of that before but never been there

Bien Nonoy said...

ironic nga lang that a revolution fueled by hate for the Spaniards and the corrupt friars, they took their oaths inside a Catholic Church. ;-)

admin said...

That makes it famous Church in the Philippines Bein Nonoy.

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