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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
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! ;-)
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....
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.