Sunday, July 10, 2011

Malolos: Barasoain Church

En route to Tarlac, we made a side trip to Malolos, Bulacan to visit two Philippine hostorical sites. The first stop was the Barasoain Church.

Barasoain Church, officially called Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Church, housed the Philippine Revolutionary Congress which convened in September 1898. It was in this same church where the Malolos Constitution was passed and the First Philippine Republic was inaugurated in 1899.

Because of the vital role it played in the revolutionary history of the Philippines, the church earned the title Cradle of Democracy in the East.

The Barasoain Church is featured on the obverse of the New Generation P200.00 Philippine Banknote.

See complete photo album: Malolos, Bulacan: Barasoain Church (July 10, 2011)

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