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The dignified domeless belltower in Bacarra

An enduring landmark in Ilocos Norte is the domeless belltower of the Church of Saint Andrew the... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Cavite Province, Philippines
Beautiful church and bell tower

This attraction is an easy trip from Laoag. The church is beautiful and the bell tower is unusual... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Calvin C
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Bacarra, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

An enduring landmark in Ilocos Norte is the domeless belltower of the Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle in Bacarra. This church was built in 1593 and inaugurated in 1782. The Bell Tower with the unusual elongated cupola was built in 1828, and is located...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This attraction is an easy trip from Laoag. The church is beautiful and the bell tower is unusual. It was partially destroyed during an earthquake but the semi-destroyed bell tower is hauntingly beautiful. Bacarra itself is an attractive small town. The church is next to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Bacarra Church, founded by the Augustinians in 1590, is a National HistoricalLandmark and a National Cultural Treasure. It is known for its centuries-old, domeless or "beheaded" belfry known as Torre ti Bacarra, a 160 ft high structure. Periodic #earthquakes from 1931 to 1971 caused the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Reviewed October 24, 2015

one of the oldest church in Ilocos Norte that's near to Laoag and the leaning bell tower is a sight to behold

Date of experience: March 2015
Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

I guess, since we saw the Paoay Church the day before, I felt underwhelmed by this church. This was not on my list of places to go to but we stopped for a bit here for pictures with the bell tower (another one again). The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Reviewed July 26, 2015

Bacarra is the town north of Laoag. It takes less than 20 minutes to go there. You can pass by the town on the way further up north. The Bacarra church is a Roman Catholic Church inaugurated in 1782 and declared a National Cultural Treasure...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Reviewed January 27, 2015

In the last 300 years, Bacarra has had multiple earthquakes so St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church is not just a declared Filipino national treasure but a partly reconstructed survivor to boot. The 30 year old restoration used building materials indistinguishable from the original to...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are going to the beaches of Pagudpud from Laoag, I suggest you go the route Bacarra (Bacarra Church) – Pasuquin (Pasuquin Bakery) - Burgos (Burgos Lighthouse) – Bangui (Bangui Windmills) - Pagudpod. Bacarra Church should be included in your itinerary as the church...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Reviewed June 7, 2014

the surroundings are clean, peaceful and church interior is solemn. spend a very few minutes to take great pictures :)

Date of experience: May 2014
Reviewed February 8, 2012

This little town is cute, and clearly treasures its church.

Date of experience: December 2011
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