Betis Church, locally known as Santiago Apostol Parish Church is one of Philippines‘ baroque churches. The National Museum of the Philippines and the NCCA (under R.A. 4896 as amended by P.D. 374 and R.A. 8492), on November 5, 2001, one of only 26 churches in the country bestowed with the honor as National Cultural Treasure.
Betis Church is also regarded likely as the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, famous for its architecture and its decoration with ceiling painted by famous painter Simon Flores (1839-1904).
Consecrated on 1607, the unique design of the churches reflects the integration of Spanish and Latin American architecture to indigenous architecture of the Philippines, including a fusion with Chinese style.
More of Betis Church on our Pampanga Familiarization Tour series participated by travel and lifestyle bloggers from Manila courtesy of Adventour Asia Travel & Leisure Magazine in partnership with the local travel operators and the local tourism office in Pampanga.
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