A mention of Duenas to an Ilonggo will most probably evoke an association with mysticism and the dark arts, a reputation which can be traced from horror stories set in its lands and creepy tales of old. Some people consider Duenas as “Iloilo’s misunderstood town” because of the misconceptions that has developed over the decades.

Duenas Church

duenas church

Whether it may be true or not, a visit to the Duenas Church, built in 1884, will surely remind you of the strong bond that binds the people of Duenas to the Catholic Faith.

duenas church

The Duenas Church, hardly ever talked about or mentioned in books, is one of Iloilo’s finest examples of Baroque Architecture. Inspecting the Facade, the overpowering proportion of its octagon belfries is very evident and gives the church an extraordinary beauty that is quite different from the other churches in Iloilo.

duenas church

duenas church

duenas church

duenas church

How to get to Duenas Church

As to my knowledge, I have yet to encounter a jeepney or L300 servicing the Iloilo-Duenas Route. Thus, going to Duenas is a bit tricky.

From Iloilo City, go to the Tagbak Terminal in Jaro and ride a bus headed to Passi City. The bus will be passing by Duenas, which is the town before Passi. The travel time is approx 45min-1hr.

A mention of Duenas to an Ilonggo will most probably evoke an association with mysticism and the dark arts, a reputation which can be traced from horror stories set in its lands and creepy tales of old. Some people consider Duenas as “Iloilo’s misunderstood town” because of the misconceptions that has developed over the decades.

Duenas Church

duenas church

Whether it may be true or not, a visit to the Duenas Church, built in 1884, will surely remind you of the strong bond that binds the people of Duenas to the Catholic Faith.

duenas church

The Duenas Church, hardly ever talked about or mentioned in books, is one of Iloilo’s finest examples of Baroque Architecture. Inspecting the Facade, the overpowering proportion of its octagon belfries is very evident and gives the church an extraordinary beauty that is quite different from the other churches in Iloilo.

duenas church

duenas church

duenas church

duenas church

How to get to Duenas Church

As to my knowledge, I have yet to encounter a jeepney or L300 servicing the Iloilo-Duenas Route. Thus, going to Duenas is a bit tricky.

From Iloilo City, go to the Tagbak Terminal in Jaro and ride a bus headed to Passi City. The bus will be passing by Duenas, which is the town before Passi. The travel time is approx 45min-1hr.