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Address: Paoay, Luzon, Philippines

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Magnificent architecture

Undebiably magnificent. You can really tell the heavy Spanish influence. Even if you're not a Catholic, this place is a must-visit, just for the sake of appreciating the wonderful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jowly7
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Imus, Philippines
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Imus, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Undebiably magnificent. You can really tell the heavy Spanish influence. Even if you're not a Catholic, this place is a must-visit, just for the sake of appreciating the wonderful architecture that went behind building this church.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

When we say north, this is always included in the itinerary. The church is huge. And the architecture is great.

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Davao City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

The Saint Augustine Church AKA Paoay Church was built 1710 and famous for its distinct architecture. The church's architecture employ a Spanish colonial earthquake baroque architecture, said to be an interpretation of the European Baroque adapted to the seismic condition of the country through the use of enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building. What makes this... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are into seeing historical buildings that have been around for years, then this is the place for you. The church has been very well maintained and it is amazing to see this historical church still standing. The Philippines offers you the ability to see many older constructed churches such as this that date back past World War II.... More 

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Thank mysteriousrob7
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I've watched movies that featured this wonderful church and I'm glad I've got to seen it in person. When I first seen it my reaction was "wow". You would be mesmerize on how this church looks like from the outside. It's facade are ancient and it is really maintained and protected. Don't miss out this church if you happen to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived in St. Agustine Church i was amazed of the structures and it is huge compare to the other churches I saw. First thing I did was , I knock 3 times in the front door and I make a wish beca use it is my first time in St. Augustine Church. It is perfect for meditation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Every time I visit this area I step back into time as I visit this church. I just wish the authorities would do more to repair it for future generations. The architecture of the building outside is truly amazing.

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Binan City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The best place where Philippine Movie Actors like FPJ the late Fernando Poe Jr. -favorite place for shootings. We've visited last summer 2015, with some other places like Vigan, and still standing strong and best ever memorable historical place you must see..come and visit..The date below does not consider my old calendar date, and computer will not read April 2015,just... More 

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Pasay, Philippines
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this place last summer of 2016, as compared today the grasses have grown because it is already rainy season and this green environment makes the Church more beautiful😊

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Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

An absolute must-see! We arrived in the morning at around 7 am and despite the hoard of tourists taking photos with those infernal contraptions called "selfie sticks" (lol), the church is still a great place for self-reflection. The garden near the entrance is also perfect for some quiet time. The cathedral's architecture is beautiful. Make sure to get a photo... More 

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