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Address: Paoay, Luzon, Philippines

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You need to visit the church if you're in Ilocos Norter region as this is one of the national landmark in Northern Luzon. Philippines History as it best and the feeling when you see the church is remarkable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This mammoth Catholic Church was built in the baroque style and is truly majestic. I loved the gardens around it. The inside was beautifully cool even on a hit day. The altar is impressive. I hope that it continues to be properly maintained by parishioners.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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 via mobile

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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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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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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