It is a 16th century church and the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Located in the heart of downtown Cebu which was constructed by the Spaniards in year 1566 on the exact place where the image of the Santo Nino left behind by Portuguese and Spanish explorers during 1521.
The Holy Child church was first discovered by an Augustinian priest named Andres Urdaneta, the one summoned to lead the expedition which he left Mexico for the Philippines and arrived in Cebu on April 27, 1565. Read more
The historical Barasoain Church (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish) is a national shrine and a Roman Catholic Church located in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. It is the site of the Constitutional Convention of the first Philippine Republic, making the Philippines the very first Asian Government to promulgate a Constitution which is a historical importance among Filipinos. Barasoain Church earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East for being the most important religious building in the Philippines.