Parish Church of San Juan Nepomuceno of Moalboal

Official Name: Parish Church of San Juan Nepomuceno of Moalboal[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: Moalboal

San Juan Nepomuceno Church in Moalboal, Cebu, is dedicated to St. John Nepomucene. It was established as a parish on February 12, 1852, with Badian as its mother parish. The stone church, completed in 1890, was abandoned in 2005 due to safety concerns, and a new church was constructed nearby. The ruins are now preserved as a historical testament.[2]

The original church's facade, the exterior apse wall, and the altar are now ruins. The old church's facade featured four engaged columns with Egyptian capitals, decorative plinths bearing the Tree of Life relief, and a simple cornice dividing it into two levels and a pediment. The ground level had three doors with wrought iron and circular stained glass, while the upper level contained a rectangular high relief. The new church has a two-level portico, with the second level cantilevered over the main entrance, featuring a gable roof with a stained glass half-circle window of the patron and Jerusalem crosses on each side. The church's ironwork walls provide a welcoming, open view of its interior.[2]