Guam, apart from being well known for the beaches and beautiful sand, also is home to some really great architecture in the form of churches that dot the villages of this nation. Guam is a predominantly catholic state, but before the advent of catholic religion in Guam, Chamorro followers helped facilitate contact between the living and the spirits of the ancient known as taotaomo’na. During the late 17th century, Guam was visited by Spaniards who were accompanied by missionaries and thus catholic religion started developing in Guam. The Chamorro culture which had developed over thousands of years underwent rapid transformation.
Guam’s population is predominantly catholic now and therefore, the island is home to over two dozen Catholic churches. Every village in Guam has at least one church and these churches are great examples of stunning Spanish architecture. The villages of Agana Heights, Upper Tumon, Tamuning, Dededo, Barrigada, Chalan Pago, and Mongmong house seven Baptist churches as well. Apart from the beautiful catholic churches, Guam also houses several other houses of worship like the multiple Episcopal and Bahai’i houses of worship as well as Presbyterian, Filipino Christian, Nazarene, Lutheran, and nondenominational churches.
When in Guam, book your accommodation at Wyndham Gardens to have a great view of this island nation.