Southern Charm

Last Saturday, I visited nine towns in the southern end of Cebu. Actually, I wasn’t alone. I was with Sir Jay, a resident of Makati City. He wanted to visit the Southern towns of Cebu and take pictures of its age-old churches. And since it was his first time, he asked me to join him. Wanting to do something exciting and different and knowing that he too uses a Nikon camera, I said yes right away. (Hopefull he’d teach me a few tricks. Hehehe.)

First on the list is the charming city of Carcar. If you’ve been following this blog, you’d know that I’d made numerous posts about this beautiful city in the past. What’s amazing about Carcar, however, is that it is so full of life and history that there is always something new to blog about.


Carcar City’s Balay Na Tisa

One of the most commanding structures in the whole of Carcar is the age-old church of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

The huge front door of the gorgeous church.

Even without the label, you’d know that this is San Pedro because of the rooster. 🙂

Statue of St. Pablo outside the church.

Church interior featuring intricate artwork and design.

The ‘right wing’ of the church.

Huge colored windows keeping the interior bright.

Sitting right beside the church is the equally-stunning convent.

Directly in front of the convent, a small park with a statue of St. Catherine of Alexandria can be seen.

The perimeter of the small park is ‘guarded’ by numerous naughty angels. Hehe.

Of course, there’s the Carcar City museum. Harry and I went in the last time we were here.

This is the famous ‘Green House’ which can be seen along the South National Highway.

One of the many heritage structures in Carcar. This one even has a marker from NHI.

Another gorgeous house just a few meters off the main road. Lovely.

Now this one is my favorite. Very neat!

Probably the most popular and most-visited heritage structure in Carcar (after the town church,) is the Balay Na Tisa.

It became a heritage house in 2009.

Satchmo wasn’t around and I was more than willing to take his place. Haha. 🙂

Visit Carcar now! 🙂