Despite its elevation,
silt from the Pampanga river has already affected this exquisite church
(built in 1650 during the term of Spanish Governor General Diego Fajardo).
The peeled finishing reveals the original red brick walls, giving the
church its unique old-rose touches. There are ancient mural paintings in
the adjoining convent, one of which is a primitive-looking map with
details of trees, ducks, crows, a boat, a hunter and a crocodile.
Details not to be missed are the corbels and beams in the convent and
high up in the church's ceiling, with carvings portraying pre-Hispanic
pagan deities like naga (serpent), dapu (crocodile) and galura (eagle).