Historian found it difficult to establish the exact year when Tigbauan Church was originally built or established. It is believe that there had been no parish priest when the church was established, but it could be possibly between 1575 to 1580 when F. Luis de Montoya was assigned as Prior. This church underwent a lot of repairs because of the natural disasters like earthquake. The said repaid was lead by different people who served as the church leaders.
Tigbauan Church is considered a classic example of a Spanish Churriqueresque style. In building the facade, they used local reddish coral stone and limestone quarried nearby. The carvings were done by the selected and famous Chinese/Filipino artist of their time. I didn’t enter this church because there was a mass on going. More photos and my diary here: TravellingCup