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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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