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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Antipolo City, Philippines
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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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