Inside the Church of Our Lady of the Gate in Daraga

Interiors of the Church of Our Lady of the Gate in Daraga

Interiors of the Church of Our Lady of the Gate in Daraga

I was impressed with the church of Our Lady of the Gate in Daraga. The church facade was oozing with age even though it is only around 250 years old. The paint job on the church is fading giving the impression that it is a very old church. The church has been renovated several times of the years and great care has been done to keep it intact. There were details on the walls which can still be seen here and I think it is surprising to see how eroded they have become. When I arrived at the church, there was still service and I think it was a funeral. I waited until everyone left before I started exploring.

Altar at the Church of Our Lady of the Gate in Daraga

Altar at the Church of Our Lady of the Gate in Daraga

One thing struck me here was how long the aisle was. I didn’t expect it to be that long. I think this place would be popular for weddings because of that. The inside of the church was surprisingly simple. For a baroque church, I normally expect the interiors to be very ornate but it was quite the opposite. The ceiling was painted which and the walls were also not very noteworthy. I wasn’t sure if it was a case of the interiors deteriorated so badly that they had no choice but to replace it. Even the altar area didn’t seem to be something from the 18th century. Perhaps it really is a modern redesign of the altar, it would have been a shame not to had kept it.

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