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Address: , Paoay, Luzon, Philippines
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I can't help but be amazed by the Paoay Church's structure. Sadly we were not able to go inside during our tour but this did not make us appreciate less the beauty of its facade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I can't help but be amazed by the Paoay Church's structure. Sadly we were not able to go inside during our tour but this did not make us appreciate less the beauty of its facade. While we were not able to visit its interior, we still made sure to spend some time to pray and of course to take awesome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I visited Paoay church at the tail end of a whirlwind tour I did in one day of Pagudpud and Paoay, and sadly, I did not have time to enter the church, but only had time to appreciate its stoic beauty from the outside. When I was there it was drizzling slightly and the sky was grey. Nonetheless, the stoic... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good structure church, Just drop by here for picture, nothing to expect more. You can buy souvenir around.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

WOW, the first word that I said when I saw this church, the feeling and the aura of past is still present in that place. Another thing that I really really want in that place is the old style of the people, the town is not crowded, the establishments are calm (unlike to the cities you can hear a lot... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I feel blessed that i was able to visit one of the heritage churches in the North, it was well preserved. This church is one of the favorite church to be shoot in the movie industry.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife, kids and I drove from Manila to Illocos Norte to explore the area. We planned to check out the sand dunes but wanted to also visit St. Augustine's Church (Iglesia de San Agustín de Paoay in Spanish). This is only one of four Baroque churches in the Philippines, although officially it is an interpretation of the European Baroque.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The famous Paoay Church offers nice picturesque view. It one of the oldest church in the Philippines. The stone walls are well preserved. Amazing Church! According to our tour guide, it is the most photographed Church in the whole Ilocos Norte. You can take unique pictures, whether for selfie or groupie. St. Augustine's Church is worth a visit because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

In my list of places to see in the motherland and it surely did not disappoint. The Church was wonderfully preserved and maintained. There was not much you will see inside but the amazing exterior architecture compensates for it. I find that the simplicity in its interior aids in ones reflection and prayer. This is easily one of my favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I can't get enough of how the church itself looks. It's amazing, pleasing to the eyes and it registers to the camera very well. The facade of the church is astonishing I must say. I will definitely go back to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Paoy Church is one of the oldest church in the Philippines. When I visited the church, it brought back the times when the Spaniards invaded the Philippines. And I imagined the happenings in Noli Me Tangere when Padre Damaso was having his mass

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