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    Old Church of St. Joseph, Barcelona, Sorsogon

    From Rizal Beach in Gubat town and on the way to Bulusan Lake, you would pass by a handsome old stone church facing the sea in a town named after a famous city of Spain

    Photos of St. Joseph Church, Barcelona, Sorsogon:

    old facade of the church, too bad the new image in front of the church obstructs the view of the facade and limits the angle you can take pictures from
    the inside of the church was unlit and quite typical of most old stone churches

    A marker indicating the year 1874 probably states the year the structure was completed

    This old church is a recommended in your itinerary in case you want to do a Sorsogon Visita Iglesia on Holy Week.

    How to get there:

    Commuting to Barcelona involves a jeepney ride from Gubat, Sorsogon. Visit the post on Gubat or Sorsogon City for details on commuting to Barcelona or driving directions.

    No information yet on St. Joseph Parish contact number and mass schedules

    Related Posts:
    Rizal Beach Resort
    How to get to Donsol, Sorsogon

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:15 PM,


    At May 26, 2009, 1:46:00 AM, Blogger luna miranda said...

    the stone facade is beautiful!

    At May 26, 2009, 5:12:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores said...

    Nice capture of the church. Sana napuntahan ko rin ito noong 2003 when I visited Sorsogon and Albay...

    At May 27, 2009, 5:54:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    This church has very airy interiors. I didn't know that there is a Barcelona in Sorsogon. My bff was from Gubat.

    At Jun 1, 2009, 1:39:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    The most beautiful church in the Philippines!

    Did you noticed that ugly communication tower just beside the church?
    Tsk,tsk... it is not that they don't have enough space in Bicol... why just put it next to a century old church. I can only hope that the NPA blows it up... not the church...the communication tower! ;-)

    (I was married inside that church... I still don't really understand how such a thing happened... but it happened! ;-)

    At Jun 2, 2009, 11:25:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    Sidney, yeah noticed that sould also see the gas station beside Bulusan Church...unthinkable things people do

    At Jun 23, 2009, 12:02:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Now that is one pretty neat church. Great architecture, you cannot miss its presence in the landscape.

    At Jun 28, 2011, 2:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ..w0w! my place..our house are located at the back of that church!im so proud i was born there..!-sheryl-

    At Mar 24, 2012, 4:30:00 PM, Anonymous faith said...

    hoping i can visit this place sooner or later

    At May 10, 2012, 11:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice talaga yan,,,,,, all foriegn tourist,,, safe and hospitable people,,,,,please try to visit st. joseph parish, in barcelona sorsogon, since 18th century,, ................have a fresh air it is also facing of the pacific ocean....

    At Jun 4, 2012, 2:04:00 PM, Blogger Via said...

    Good day! I am Via Magtoto of Island Weddings Magazine. We are currently working on an article about some of the historical churches in Bicol. One of the churches to be featured is the Barcelona Church. We would like to ask for your permission to use some of your photos for our magazine. The photo will be credited to you.

    Thank you very much and we hope to hear from you!


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