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St Augustine's Church

Address: Paoay, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Paoay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

An excellent opportunity to see the Paoay Church in late afternoon and early evening on the way to Vigan. We did not have time to really check the interior of the church as there was a wedding going on. The grandkids enjoyed the adjoining plaza. There was a nice coffee shop in the arcade close to the church where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Reading the history and seeing the place personally is awesome, i really like the church and the surrounding area. The extra plus was the garden besides the church so lovely. I can reccomend it to tourist.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Get to see an earthquake baroque style church firsthand when you visit this. They have created a garden in front of the church, so if you stand far enough, you'll have this amazing view (and photo opp) of the entire church facade. Unfortunately, it's only the facade that is special, and the interior is not as well-maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Yes around 70% of the infrastructure of this church is made up of corals and they really preserved it like as good as new built!. :) This historical church is really a. Must see!.:)

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Quezon City, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My 2nd visit. Architectural speaking it still remain my favourite old church in the Phils. I will Never get tired of it. Need to do more work with the roofing though. GI sheet do not fit with the beauty of the exterior. Reminds me of a hypocrite (looks good outside, but ugly inside).. similar with many seemingly religious church goers.... More 

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Cavite City, Philippines
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Now, THIS is a UNESCO Heritage site. The baroque architecture employed here is truly awe inspiring. This is a good place to meditate before you begin your journey throughout Ilocos. Truly a beautiful sight to behold.

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Manila, Philippines
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Even if it is not a UNESCO Heritage site, the Church should really be in your must-see list. There are a lot of beautiful churches in Ilocos Norte but this church is one that is postcard-perfect. The background and natural lighting of the surrounding area (whether sunny, cloudy, sunrise, sunset) will make your pictures look good no matter how you... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I'm not sure which is worth the heritage, The facade and bell tower or the whole church it self. I was surprised when I entered the complex inside i see no beauty of its ceiling or the interiors. I was expecting a very intricate of any form of art with it's inside. Except for the fact that i saw boring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

nice garden. at first i thought im in Albay.. enjoyed our picture taking with friends.. a look-back on our history :)

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makati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Been here a couple of times already but each visit is a very heart warming experience. I would always imagine myself being transported back to the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo days. Really amazing!

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