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Address: Paoay, Luzon, Philippines
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Beautiful old church

You can appreciated the genius of our ancestors in this old church. This church is a sight to behold for Architectural and landscape photography lovers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Norman F

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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can appreciated the genius of our ancestors in this old church. This church is a sight to behold for Architectural and landscape photography lovers.

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Thank Norman F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in ilocos norte for a much deserved vacation. We went to Paoay church twice, one in the evening and one in the morning. The view at night was eerily beautiful, this church is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in the Philippines (baroque architecture). In the morning, you would observe how well the church and its vicinity... More 

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Thank Yayie S
Manila, Philippines
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Catholic and religious, then visiting this UNESCO-listed church is a big deal. The distinct feature of the church is its wide and huge buttresses. The lawn in front of it is also a good place for picture-taking. At night, the church is illuminated with yellow lights, making a beautiful sight. Not far from it is the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its not my first time to visit this church but then again its beauty always give me a feeling to come back over and over again...its so relaxing to be walking inside the prayer garden where you can find some peace of mind..qoutes written on the prayer garden makes you ponder

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Thank Yasmin Ria P
Manila, Philippines
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much history associated with this place that it is a must see when you are in Ilocos. The facade is fascinatingly well preserved for a colonial era structure, and there is a specific spot that is literally postcard perfect. You have to drop by!

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Thank LuisArcangel
Angeles City, Philippines
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It is my second visit in Ilocos Norte but the charm of this church is still admirable. The facade is just wow! :)

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A Beautiful Church and landscaped gardens, offering a quiet area to contemplate/pray. A gift shop is available as are many restaurants. Parking is no problem.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

One of the Best Baroque Churches in the Country. And a very unique church this side of the Philippines, where most of the churches are made of brick, this one is made of coral stone.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This church seems to be an icon in Ilocos travel albums. The majestic facade, beautiful bell tower and strong buttresses complete the church's ageless character. Worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

What an impressive, beautiful ancient church! Whichever way I looked at it, it oozed history and beauty. It's nice to see that it's surrounded by a park, and not McDonalds's, etc, and there are no hawkers pestering you for souvenirs. This was greatly appreciated! That said, it was also nice to see the former monastery nearby being put to good... More 

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