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Santa Monica Parish Church

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Poblacion, Brgy San Leandro, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Nostalgically beautiful

Santa Monica Church is the oldest church in Ilocos Norte. Popularly called Sarrat Church, its... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2017
batgurls
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metro manila
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Nice Church and good community feel in the area

The town was preparing for a religious event when we visited so the area was very lively. The area... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
Patty d
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“old trees” (2 reviews)
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Poblacion, Brgy San Leandro, Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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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
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

Thank LigayaZen
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
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
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
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Santa Monica Church is HUGE! When you're standing at the door the people sitting at the front pew look like ants. Go with a knowledgeable guide to make the experience more interesting.

Thank BartChua
Reviewed March 3, 2016

I was not prepared at what happened at the Santa Monica Church in Sarrat, having seen one too many churches all over the world, I was not thinking that it would impress. But lo and behold! I was in awe from the moment we turned...More

Thank ManilaMinitraveler
Reviewed November 24, 2015

The ceiling itself is well preserved and well worth seeing. The church has been restored well. The views of the river from across the church yard are quite lovely.

Thank Nonnapn
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