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In the province of Ilocos Norte is church from way back 1710. The Paoay Church is National Cultural Treasure since 1973 and is part of the 1993 UNESCO World Heritage Site of Baroque Churches in the Philippines. Its architectural design could be traced back to European Baroque but is tweaked to fit in the seismic condition of the Philippines.

Having stood the test of time and weather, this church serves as a memoir of the Filipino’s rich history and culture. That is why people gather in this church all through-out the year due to its historical and architectural significance.

Nearby places

While in Ilocos Norte, visitors can go around and experience the Paoay Sand Dunes. Or take a walk down the memory lane in Calle Crisologo.

User comments:

Because of it's beautiful stone façade, its bell tower that’s made of corals and its contribution to Filipino history... (This old church serves as the observational post for Filipino revolutionaries against the Spaniards before and by Guerillas against Japanese soldiers during World War II.) - Mary Noche Echon

Image by Melver Ritz Gomez.

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