Travel – Biggest Catholic Church Bell in Asia

by : Bacardi Gold
22/Oct/2020

Pan-ay, Capiz :

Old churches in the Philippines have grand and impressive structures made of stones built by the Spaniards. Many has been rebuilt numerous times over the centuries because of wars and natural disasters. They stand as the muted witnesses of the places’ culture and history. Majority of them have been declared as national treasures as they represent the Philippines as the only Catholic nation in Asia.

Along with these old churches, bells have been instruments for spiritual purposes. They were rang to call the faithful to worship, to highlight the climax of a particular stage of a church service, to remind them of God’s presence in their daily lives. Church bells were also used for practical purposes of alerting the faithful of important events and emergencies, such as, fire, end of war, disseminating information over far distances.

During the People Power Revolution of 1986, church bells were rang when President Marcos escaped and departed from the Palace.


The biggest bell in the Philippines measures 7 feet in diameter, 5 feet in height and weighs 10,400 kilos… It is housed at the belfry of Sta. Monica Parish church in Pan-ay, Roxas, Capiz together with the other olden church bells. It is considered as the “Biggest Catholic Church Bell in Asia”.



Through its powerful sound and simplicity in communication, they have become one of the most important influential percussion instruments in the world.


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14 thoughts on “Travel – Biggest Catholic Church Bell in Asia”

    1. Thank you very much. Those bells date back to the Spanish times in the Philippines. It was made of several sacks of coins……Congrats for the high grade that you’ve got for your liberty bell. …Stay safe always !

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  1. That’s so cool. That’s an interesting point about their purpose – both to remind people of God and to serve a civic purpose. It reminds me of the Missions in California that were there to convert people but then later became the foundations of the major cities in California.

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    1. Glad to know about some interesting facts in the American cities that Missions were and became foundations of then smaller cities that soared to greater heights as the modern world advances. ….Thanks a lot. Stay safe !

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