Loay

Loay

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Loay, Bohol resides on high terrain, facing the sea and Loboc River. A flight of stairs spirals downward into the rest of the town, which sits just beneath the hill. Santissima Trinidad Church, as it is locally known, is based on a cruciform architectural plan and includes 2 façades constructed of reinforced concrete. Its vaulted ceiling and arched portico are typical of most colonial churches in Bohol. Decorative bay windows sit above the nave. The church’s interior showcases borrowed neoclassical techniques and an interior garnished with trompe l’oeil and Biblical illustrations.

As a result of the earthquake, the church’s façade and roof are destroyed.

References:
Bohol's Old Churches. <http://www.bohol.ph/article8.html>.
Coseteng, Alice M. L. Spanish Churches in the Philippines. Manila: UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, 1972. Print.
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