Simbahang Bato Naujan Reviews
Mesmeric Church Built Within the Ruins Apr 09, 2013
Simbahang Bato is a Filipino word for Rock Church. It is not just an ordinary ruin but is also a tourist attraction and a landmark at Bancuro, Naujan Oriental Mindoro. There are so many stories about this ruin. History says that long, long time ago, there was a church made up of stockpile of rocks that has been built here overnight by a giant. The next morning, the church has been erected with no construction materials left over on the place.
Well, what has been left now are the thick and strong walls made up of rocks joined together by clay. The church façade still stands the test of time. The sidewalls are being adorned with the images of different saints engraved on it. Those are the only ones left because a new church has been erected inside those walls. The church is made of light materials. The trusses are made of lumber with the roof made of nipa leaves. I was so impressed on how the chandelier is monted on the circularly arranged twigs of the tree. The rest of the church's appurtenances are all made of native materials and local finds thus creating a winsome atmosphere.
I may say that the church becomes more charismatic at its new look.
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