Interesting exterior details of San Fernando (Cebu) Church

Seal of the Agustinian order who founded the parish

Seal of the Agustinian order who founded the parish

The Parish Church of San Isidro Labrador in San Fernando, Cebu is one of some neogothic churches in the Philippines. Although from afar the church facade looks simple, looking closer can reveal interesting details.

At the center of the pediment is a high relief of the Augustinian Order’s seal with the bishops mitre, here, curiously, in the form of a hat smaller than the rest of the elements. Tips of lancets have also interesting details like floral reliefs while along its outline are winglike forms.

At the nave, the details are limited to the transoms and lancet tips of the side entrance similar to the facade but with a more detailed and bigger floral high relief. At the back, details are limited to the pair of rose windows, the gothic style window at the center and finial.

Back pediment detail and window at rear

Back pediment detail and window at rear

Window detail at the back of the church

Window detail at the back of the church

Detail of side entrance transom

Detail of side entrance transom

Detail of lancet end at side entrance

Detail of lancet end at side entrance

Nave window detail

Nave window detail

Bell and another detail at pediment

Bell and another detail at pediment

Details at pediment

Details at pediment

Lancet details at facade

Lancet details at facade

Rosette detail at facade

Rosette detail at facade

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