Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church(Hilongos, Leyte)

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Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is also an example of a Spanish-era church built by the Jesuits in the 18th century. It was refurbished by Fr. Leonardo Celis-Diaz, from Cebu. The original structure is now placed as a transept which is now a single-nave structure whose main door was also the passage to a bastioned fortification. The main nave of the church and the church's interior is completely new.

Fr. Celis-Diaz also constructed the octagonal bell tower which is multi-storey structure was coated with Portland cement. It is now known as the highest existing bell tower constructed during the Spanish period. The convent was possibly finished in the 19th century, houses many religious antiques.

Location

Hilongos is located 146.51km from Tacloban City.

Reference

Layug, Benjamin L. "A tourist guide to notable Philippine Churches." Quezon City: New Day Publication,2007.

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