Molo Church: Beauty and History in Iloilo City

Where does Molo Church located at? What is the name of the Molo Church? What are the nearest landmarks of Molo Church? How far does Molo Church from the Iloilo International Airport?

Located at Molo district, below is the address and contact info of Molo Church, known as Saint Anne Parish Church, where the nearest landmarks are the Molo Plaza and Molo Mansion (a tourist spot in Iloilo City).

If you want to straight away go the Molo Church from Iloilo International Airport, just the same as Molo Mansion, it was about 34 minutes of travel with a total of 19.7 km in distance.

Hi! I'm Ricky, was an Iloilo tour guide for half a year and still cater guest who avail Iloilo Tour Package.

Can we include Molo Church in the tour package?

Yes! It is included in the tour package, specially if you're in a Church Tour deal.

Molo Church - Saint Anne Parish Church
Molo Church - Saint Anne Parish Church

Address: Jocson St., Iloilo City, Philippines
Contact Number: (033) 337 2258
Facebook Page: Sta. Ana Parish of Molo

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About the Molo Church and some history.

Nestled in Molo District, Iloilo City, Molo Church is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines. 

With its captivating architecture, intriguing history, and stunning surroundings, this Spanish-colonial church has become a beloved landmark and top tourist attraction.

Molo Church boasts striking red spires crowning its bell towers, earning it the nickname "the feminist church" for its 16 statues of female saints on aisle pillars. 

Built in neogothic style, the church's coral stone facade reflects the golden rays of the sunset, making it a photographer's paradise.

Molo district is my hometown. The church is still beautiful as I can recall.

Next to Molo Church, Molo Plaza adds to the area's charm. Take a stroll in and around the plaza to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and explore the nearby heritage houses and renowned Iloilo Esplanade.

Photo takes in Front of Greek Goddess - Molo Plaza
Photo takes in Front of 6 Greek Goddess Statues - Molo Plaza

Getting to Molo Church is easy, as it is located beside Molo Plaza in the heart of Molo District. Taxi or jeepney rides with "Molo" or "Arevalo" in their names provide convenient access. 

Guided tours are available for a seamless and informative experience.

Step inside Molo Church and experience Gothic-Renaissance splendor. The only Gothic-Renaissance church outside of Manila, its white coral stone facade showcases distinct architectural elements. 

The bell towers house 30 bells of different sizes, and the interior features pointed arches, a Renaissance dome, and 16 statues of female saints.

Molo Church, also known as St. Anne Parish Church, holds deep religious and cultural significance.

The altar features the image of St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, along with statues of the Blessed Virgin and the Holy Trinity. Two archangels, Michael and Raphael, guard the main portal.

The church's history dates back to 1863 when it was originally built. In 1869, it underwent a transformation into the Gothic-Renaissance structure seen today. 

Molo Church's resilience was evident during the Second World War, serving as an evacuation center.

Recognizing its historical value, the National Historical Institute declared it a national landmark in 1992.

Best time to visit.

To fully appreciate Molo Church's beauty, visit during the late afternoon to witness the soft glow of the setting sun on the coral stone facade. 

Embrace the spiritual ambiance and breathe in the history as you explore the church and its surroundings.

Molo Church - Night View
Molo Church - Night View

Molo Church stands as a shining example of the Philippines' rich heritage. Discover its enchantment, immerse yourself in Gothic-Renaissance architecture, and embrace the empowering presence of the feminine spirit.

Molo Church Mass Schedule

Weekday from Monday to Friday:

  • 5:30 AM - Hiligaynon
  • 5:30 PM - English

Saturday Mass Schedule:

  • 5:30 AM - Hiligaynon
  • 5:00 PM - Anticipated Mass - Hiligaynon

Sunday Mass Schedule:

  • 5:00 AM - Hiligaynon
  • 6:30 AM - Hiligaynon
  • 8:00 AM - English
  • 10:00 AM - English (Livestreamed)
  • 3:00 PM - English (Livestreamed)
  • 5:00 PM - Hiligaynon (Livestreamed)
  • 7:00 PM - English

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