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St Augustine's Church

Paoay, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Paoay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A visst to Ilocos would not be complete with out going to this centuries old church. the surrounding was very clean. They have a beautiful and well amintained garden on the side of the church. Quiet inside. Good place for reflections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

One of the baroque churches in the Philippines that has been given this prestigious designation. Well preserved and taken cared of by the locals. See it for yourself then you'll be awed by the beauty and sturdiness of its construction. The side attached structures made it wider and more strong to withstand calamities.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The church is amazing. It's breath taking. It's beautiful. I will make the very long trip back to Ilocos just to see this church again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Like so many churches all over the Philippines, Paoay church reveals more of the history of the country. Located in lovely surrounds, but like so many churches of this vintage, in desperate need of more care and attention than can be provided, the church is worth the visit to sit and listen to the building talk.

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Quezon City, Philippines
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This one of the nicest looking church I've visited. The architecture of the church is so nice and if youll look closer on the wall, they were made of corals! Im not sure if it covers the whole church though. Very peaceful place, super worth the visit.

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Meycauayan City, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The place is really old, but it is acceptable considering it was made in the 16th century. Even the place where the Priest used to give sermon is still present. My only dismay is that the roof is not really for taking pictures and needs some fixing. Other than that you can feel this place history.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

One of our itineraries during the Ilocandia visit was to go to old churches in the Ilocos, built during the Spanish Era. One of those is the St. Augustine's Church or simply known as Paoay Church as it is located in Paoay. It was also Holy Week so some devotion to the Lord was a priority. It was amazing to... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Its surely worth a visit. As we went there, a mass wedding took place but no problems. Parking spaces were available. We could not visit the inner church but the outside and the garden. Finally we good feel the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Paoay Church is a marvel in itself. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the exteriors of the church are just amazing. Even from afar, you'll be awestruck by it's sheer beauty and majesty. The stone exteriors have had its share of destruction from weather and what-not, but it has been well-kept all throughout these years. The street in front... More

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Silay City, Silay, Philippines
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21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Love how the structure and history written across its structures. Love how they maintained the place and the stones was prehistoric. The place was huge and at the back of the church there was a small souvenir shops, bags, foods and house ornaments with good qualities. Love the banig bags and the price is very cheap. Would love to comeback... More

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