Famous Churches – St. Michael Archangel Church, Argao, Cebu, Philippines

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St. Michael Archangel Church in Argao, Cebu, Philippines

The construction work of this beautiful Rococo-Baroque Church structure started in 1734; the construction of Church was completed in 1788. Argao has already become a parish in 1703, the centuries-old parish of St. Michael; the Archangel in Argao, Cebu is now an archdiocesan shrine. St. Michael Archangel is depicted in the paintings and sculptures outside and inside the church. At least twenty figures of angels line the walls and poles leading to the altar (or retablo), which is still the original. The domed ceiling erupts into a canvass of religious ornamentation’s, the centerpiece being the archangel Michael winning the fight over the fallen Lucifer.

The carved figure of the parish patron saint is prominent facade on the Church. Also outside the church is an altar with an image of the town’s patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel.  In 1876, the Church’s original roof was destroyed by a rainstorm. In 1924, it was fixed, original Tisa roofing was replaced with galvanized iron sheets. A bell tower is towards the right side of the Church.  A two-storey convent is towards its left, it was turned into a seminary during the mid 1900s. St. Michael Archangel Church is located is in the southern part of the island in Argao, Cebu.

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