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Santa Monica Parish Church

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Poblacion, Brgy San Leandro, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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"Interesting place..."

This church has a very interesting history. From Japanese war to Irene Marcos wedding. Aside from... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
Annie R
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Quezon City, Philippines
Nostalgic peaceful

It is in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte where the late President Marcos family house is located. 15-20 mins... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
Mary-Grace T
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“old trees” (2 reviews)
“laoag city” (2 reviews)
“bell tower” (3 reviews)
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Poblacion, Brgy San Leandro, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This church has a very interesting history. From Japanese war to Irene Marcos wedding. Aside from that, it was, according to our tour guide, the church with the longest aisle in whole Asian. I like the whispering wall and the ruins...

Thank Annie R
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

It is in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte where the late President Marcos family house is located. 15-20 mins away from Laoag. It is so peaceful here. You can also visit the ruins beside the Church.

Thank Mary-Grace T
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

The church offers a lot of historical facts and figures. When we visited, the church is wide open for tourist. Our guide said that if we walked towards the altar with a left foot first, I'll get married. Guess what, I stepped the left foot....More

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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Santa Monica Church is the oldest church in Ilocos Norte. Popularly called Sarrat Church, its location is 15minutes from Laoag City. It sits across Sarrat park & the town plaza. The old bell tower, which we rarely see nowadays, stood majestically by century old trees....More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

The town was preparing for a religious event when we visited so the area was very lively. The area was filled with a mix of local residents and tourists. One of the best things that I liked about the place was the different street food...More

Thank Patty d
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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Santa Monica Parish Church AKA Sarrat Church was built in 1779. It used to be called as San Miguel Church. Walk through the church complex and see for yourself centuries old structures, such as a convent connected to the church by an elevated three-level brick...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

The wedding church of Irene Marcos. Filled with rich Historical Information of romance and spanish time. Must see

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

The church is old and history is exciting. The place is hot though. There are places with lots of stories like the monastery and the area where prisoners are beheaded. The museum was close the time we visited.

Thank Perpetua C
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

The ladies who accompanied us in exploring the church and the surrounding areas was very helpful. We learned a lot about the place from Spanish era until the Marcos time.

Thank Meenadel
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Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited this church today and was very impressed with the architecture. Built in 1720's and with the longest church aisle in all of the Philippines. The pulpit is very interesting - beautiful fashioned but looks as though it may collapse at any time. Modern...More

Thank Nigel G
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