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We were on our way back to Vigan from Ilocos Norte when my parents decided to stop over to Paoay church. I had no idea where was this place and it was my first time to hear about it. When we got there, I was...More
Paoay Church was declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973, and a UNESCO World Hertiage Site under the collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993. (From wikipedia)
Definitely, this church is a must-visit one when you go to Ilocos....More
I was amaze how beautiful the Paoay Church is. This Church is the primary example of Spanish colonial earthquake baroque architecture since many destructive earthquakes destroyed earlier churches in the country and Paoay Church stood still. It brings back the good old times. A must...More
💚Just before my eyes St. Augustine, Church of Paoay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1993 due to its historical and architectural significance. It takes almost two decades to complete the construction which had been started 1694 and completed on 1710. Come to think of it,...More
Known for withstanding all calamities and earthquakes, San Augustine church, commonly known as Paoay Church, is a must see. With a vast open area in front of it, you can easily take pictures of the church.
This church is one of the four Baroque churches in Philippines registered as a UNESCO site. It is a truly unique and historical structure well worth the visit. The garden attached to it is well worth lingering over. Spent well over an hour here.
The Paoay Church is situated in the plaza surrounded by government buildings, some eateries and a few souvenir shops.
I appreciate the church structure. It is so gigantic and command attention. The Paoay bell tower seems to be intact however the church's roof was damaged...More
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.
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...More