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The Barasoain Church, also known as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, is laden with history.
Considered as a National Shrine, the historic church is the site of the Constitutional Convention of the first Philippine Republic, making the Philippines the very first Asian Government to promulgate a Constitution. It was the Seat of the First Philippine Republic on Sept. 15, 1898 to the last week of Feb. 1899 under the presidency of Pedro Paterno. In its convent the Universidad Literaria Cientifica de Filipinas was first housed. It also boasts of a light and sound museum under the management of National Historical Institute.
The Barasoain Church consists of two structures: the church and the adjoining convent. The architecture engages visitors with its curved facade, rose window and medieval bell tower. Floral motifs and frescoes of angels and saints adorn the interior. It has paintings in its ceilings and domes which make it look bigger than its actual size.
After the original church was destroyed by fire in 1884, the structure underwent several renovations. The way it looks today is not too different from how it looked during the time of Emilio Aguinaldo.
The Barasoain Church Historical Landmark is located in the heart of Malolos, Bulacan. Just 42 kilometers from Manila, it is easily accessible by public transportation.