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Address: Paoay, Luzon, Philippines

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Feel the Stones

Very picturesque and crowded. Amazing structure and design, classic. Feel the coral stones that were used to build the facade! Come early, plenty parking. Stay away from touristy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very picturesque and crowded. Amazing structure and design, classic. Feel the coral stones that were used to build the facade! Come early, plenty parking. Stay away from touristy shops, try the market instead.

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metro manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Revisited April 1, 2015. It is still an architectural, historical, educational & spiritual wonder. Don't miss it when touring Ilocos Norte. A heritage wonder.

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General Santos, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

St. Augustine's Church also known as Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is simply amazing with beautiful garden - a must visit when in Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A stunning old church with significant Philippine history. A UNESCO World Heritage site, which is a must-see. It was worth a stop during our road trip towards Ilocos Norte

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Boracay, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of the grandest churches I had ever seen - valiant walls; spacious facade; photogenic. But one thing I'd noticed was the vandalisms which lessen the giant walls' picturesque beauty.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a harsh and hot afternoon when we dropped by, it was like 42*c out and It was unbearable! the church stood there offering solace to all. yet. the parking was so far off that we decided just to take photos outside and run back in the car. it is truly a masterpiece and the exterior alone features the... More 

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Never in my life that I have seen a church so beautiful, so massive, so majestic and enchanting. Too bad the church is already closed even if it was just past 6pm. I'd definitely go back to see what's inside. Tip is to go here around 4pm and wait until sunset. You can also try their special Empanada and buko... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The outside of the church is built with the same technique as others in the area although you will notice the roof is not intact as the one you will find on loag at st Williams actually still is. This church has the bell tower in close proximity a nice gardens right beside it where you can sit and relax... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

beautiful inside out! this is a very wonderful place for me , i am just looking and reading about this during my university years history books about St. augustine, Paoay church, its an Architectural dream come true!! i was dwarved by the huge buttress that supports the church(earthquakes) but there was one thing that was never said in the books...i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

visited the paoay church in ilocos with family... an old bell tower greeted us as we enter the sanctuary... the centuries old church made us think that we walked back in time with its grandiose baroque architecture.. the prayer garden beside the magnificent church was a good place to meditate the our Creator's goodness.

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