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Address: Marcos Ave, Paoay, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 2 751 2146
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Ilocos Adventure

This was our first stop for our Ilocos tour. It was a lovely sight to see in person. Take time to walk through the prayer garden beside the church when you visit. Also, you can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop for our Ilocos tour. It was a lovely sight to see in person. Take time to walk through the prayer garden beside the church when you visit. Also, you can approach tourist information center volunteers to purchase Paoay Church postcards.

Thank iamraincrystal
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting baroque churches during our holiday in the Philippines and this one was on top of our list. 16th century church built by the Agustinians. This is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines and listed as UNESCO Heritage site. A must-see in Ilocos for its beautiful facade and baroque architecture. During late afternoon, when the sun... More 

Thank ima1derer
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a fascination for old houses, old churches and even old cemeteries..... they are serene, quiet and mysterious. This church is beautiful, with amazing architecture that has survived wars and calamities. Respect. I feel the presence of old souls still going about their religious duties inside the church as they have in the course of their lives. It is... More 

Thank MIrene D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of old architectural structure, this is a must see for you... hope the Philippines maintains this placee specially the local govt of ilocos for the next generation to come... go pinas... proud to be pinoy🙌

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the allure of a certain place is its association to a person or an event. In the case of the Paoay Church dedicated to St. Augustine who was the 4th century founder of the Order of priests chosen by Spain to aid her in the business of colonization. At that time, Spain being the foremost super power was... More 

Thank Virginia T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

considered to be one of the best and beautiful churches in the Philippines. a definite go for everyone traveling to Ilocos Region. Jaw dropping and will leave you saying WOW!

Thank Hero H
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends. This church is indeed beautiful. From architecture, location up to its scenic view. Very historical!! Thank god its not that too crowded when we visited the place. Lovely experience!!!!

Thank anglcsn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is a beautiful landmark of Paoay. Has been one of the Heritage churches in the Philippines. It withstood the time during the revolution and the world war II. The belfry was used as the watch tower of the Katipuneros during the revolution and during the Japanese occupation. One of he best known landmarks of the Ilocos Region.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there 8pm so the church is already closed. We weren't able to go inside which is a huge letdown. But the facade of Paoay Church is so beautiful. The location is so serene, there's no crowd, just the laid-back atmosphere that you get on remote provinces.

Thank Ayen M
Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

Very old church the patron of which is st.augustine. Very picturesque. It is almost 30 to 45 minutes from laoag by tricycle for hire. Restos avialable near the site. Must see while you are in laog if you like old spanish colonial churches.

Thank Andy B

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