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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, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. There is a garden along the length of the church which then grows up the sides, it was breathtaking. The history of the building, it was completed in 1710, I found it mindblowing. The old baroque style was quite impressive. The inside was huge and it made me feel quite insignificant in the scheme of time... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Having travelled extensively in my lifetime, I'm not really a fan over visiting churches these days after seeing so many. I was brought here by my partner's family as part of a drive around Ilocos Norte before we headed to the beach at Ilocondia. It made for a very nice detour and we took some good photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The first time i saw this church was in 2007 and i did not go in. This time the church seemed bigger. The inside was enormous. This is a must site if you go to Ilocos Norte. Not to be missed

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Taguig City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

i love old architectures so is this one but that's all there is. The older it gets the more attractive it is. I was not able to go inside because we went there on a Sunday and there are a lot of people. My mom went in but she never mentioned anything about what's inside.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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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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
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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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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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