Miag-ao Church, Iloilo

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ochre-colored church of Miag-ao in Iloilo is notably an impressive feat of Augustinian-built Baroque architecture. Aside from being an established place of worship, it also served as a fortress for townspeople seeking refuge from ruthless invaders. Lavishly filled with Romanesque influences, its ornate relief sculptures carved out of coralline limestones attract pilgrims and tourists hailing from all around the globe.