Romantic mélange of architectural styles distinguish Spanish-era cemetery of Janiuay, Iloilo
Described as the country’s most artistic at the time of its inauguration in 1884, the cemetery of Janiuay town in Iloilo province is the most monumental and perhaps the grandest Spanish-era cemetery in the country. This despite its present run-down state of conservation.
Nevertheless, it is still a sight to behold with its three grand staircases leading to corresponding arched portals with one at the center that leads to the octagonal shaped mortuary chapel.
The cemetery was built by Fr. Fernando Llorente, the town’s parish priest from 1874 to 1888, in a mixture of architectural styles and elements from Greco-Roman to Renaissance.
Its walls with blind nic…
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