Designed along renaissance lines, San Jose Church in the heart of Iloilo City evokes images of Italy rather than of colonial Spain.
Completed towards the end of the 19th century, it's soaring height emphasized by two symmetical belfries in quadrilateral format, highlighted by a balustrade on the fourth level- a feature that distinguishes this church from typical baroque churches in the country.
Inside, more of the renaissance inspiration can be gleaned from the tall Corinthian columns running along the nave.
The gilded retablo carries some Gothic and Byzantine touches.
The Church of San Jose is one of the few remaining Agustinian designed under the administration of the order.
Here, I show you the architectural design of its window
and its door too.
Because this week's photo theme in MY TOWN SHOOT OUT is all about DOORS & WINDOWS assigned by KERRI of Canada.