The province of Iloilo has a lot to offer and for me one of its gems are its old churches. From the Gothic church of Molo to the UNESCO Heritage Church of Miag-ao, Iloilo’s old churches are something that its locals should be proud of. Another church that you can visit while in Iloilo is Janiuay church or shall we say, the Janiuay Church ruins.
During the holy week, my family went on a road trip around Panay Island and visit churches that I can feature in this blog as part of my gig as a freelance writer. And finally we stopped over in Janiuay and took photos of its old church’s ruins.
The old Janiuay Church was built on baked bricks and corals with its Neocalssical architecture as seen in its arches and openings. Sadly, it was destroyed during the Second World War and I assume that the damage was so great that the people of Janiuay, Iloilo didn’t bother to repair or renovate their beloved church.
This church is located on the hilly part of the town which gives it sort of a pedestal location for those who pass by to Janiuay. Many times, I look at this church when we pass by as we travel to Roxas or to Boracay wishing to visit it one day.
When visiting old churches of Iloilo, include the Janiuay Church Ruins in your itinerary as this town is not that far from the city. This town is only 30 minutes away from the city by jeepney.