Parish Church of Saint Rose of Lima of Alcoy

Official Name: Parish Church of Saint Rose of Lima of Alcoy[1]

Classification Status: Classified Historic Structures (covering all Colonial Churches and other Houses of Worship, per NHCP Res. No. 3, s. 1991)[1]

Town or City: Alcoy

Santa Rosa de Lima Church, also known as Alcoy Church, is an ancient Roman Catholic church in Alcoy, a southeastern town in Cebu Province.[2]

During colonial times, Santa Rosa de Lima Church was initially under the mother parishes of Carcar and later Boljoon. It only gained parish status on September 15, 1890.[2]

The Gothic church, dedicated to St. Rose of Lima, features a facade with decorative cornices, moldings outlining the roof, and four pilasters with pinnacles. The entrance is projected, topped by a patron's niche, and flanked by ornate stained glass windows. The puerta mayor has a pointed arch, and above it, there's a quatrefoil window, an icon, the Holy Name of Jesus symbol with the year 1925, and a parapet on the roof's facade side. A five-story bell tower on the epistle side has open arches with balustrades and pinnacle-topped columns.[2]