Guide to Visita Iglesia in Siquijor

This guide to a Visita Iglesia in Siquijor was something I wrote for Tripzilla before this year’s Holy Week. I patterned this after a recent visita iglesia I did with a guest who visited Siquijor for the first time. While Siquijor will not boast of centuries-old and magnificent churches, we do have our share of historic churches. The simplicity of the architecture of the churches … Continue reading Guide to Visita Iglesia in Siquijor

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Visita Iglesia: Siquijor

Siquijor, like the rest of the Philippines, is predominantly Catholic. I have not held nor seen any evidence of pre-Spanish community life in Siquijor but Antonio Pigafetta, the scribe accompanying Ferdinand Magellan, recorded¬†an existing community life in Siquijor. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were inhabitants in the island and if they had a structured barangay as most of the Visayan islands had structured barangays before the Spaniards came. Anyhow,¬†while Siquijor is predominantly Catholic, there are also a good number of Aglipayans, Christians, INCs, and believers of other religions. Continue reading “Visita Iglesia: Siquijor”