Paoay Church
Paoay Church
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Vaniah D
Baguio, Philippines429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Structure of the church is very impressive not only because of the size but also the quality of the materials used. it lasted for several decades since 1593. Its one of the well maintained churches in the North.
Written 29 December 2015
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cons06
134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Paoay Church or the Church of St. Augustine is one of the oldest & most beautiful churches in the Philippines. Although mostly a shell, it’s facade & location is still one of the most memorable.
Written 1 January 2020
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AldenM
Cabuyao, Philippines179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Visited Paoay church on a Sunday to hopefully catch an afternoon mass. Unfortunately, we got there too early and mass won't start until the next couple of hours. So we did our round of prayers and took pictures of this magnificent structure instead.
We fell in love with its distinct architecture particularly the 24 huge buttresses on its sides. Also impressed with the way it has been restored over the past 4 centuries and how it survived calamities such as earthquakes and super typhoons.

Definitely a "Shouldn't Miss" destination in Ilocos!
Written 5 October 2015
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nelson
Kitakyushu, Japan34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
just take a picture with the whole church as a background would
be so great and artistic because of its photogenic trait.

Of course, its a religious experience to visit this church
and pray...most especially if you can attend mass for the faithful.

Written 5 June 2019
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KrissSantes
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
...going to the Ilocos region won't be complete without visiting this place. It is indeed a majestic church that hold lots of history for Paoay. The gardens are huge and the tower is imposing. The interior is spacious with ancient adornments.
Parking around this area may cost P20 per vehicle..so keep the ticket with you and show to the attendant it when you transfer parking space..they may ask you to pay twice.
Written 16 September 2017
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iamraincrystal
Manila, Philippines365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
This was our first stop for our Ilocos tour. It was a lovely sight to see in person. Take time to walk through the prayer garden beside the church when you visit. Also, you can approach tourist information center volunteers to purchase Paoay Church postcards.
Written 24 April 2017
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artistahun
Singapore, Singapore114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
The Saint Augustine Church or commonly known as Paoay Church is a UNESCO Heritage site. The Baroque church was completed in 1710. The church architectural design is not something to miss. It is best to come there in summer to have a perfect postcard view with blue clear skies.

The most striking about this church is the 24 huge butresses surrounding her. The walls are made of coral. The mortar of the church was said that it was made of sand, lime, sugarcane juice, mango leaves, leather and rice straws.

Beside the church is the bell tower made of corals too where it served to be an observational post of Filipinos from Spaniards and Japanese.
Written 31 October 2016
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
The Church at Paoay is a wonderful church and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Completed by Augustine Friars in 1710 – having took 20 years to build, the ‘earthquake proof’ church is composed of coral, volcanic rock and other stone. It stands impressively with its bell tower in baroque style.

The church has stood the test of time – earthquakes, tremors, typhoons and still it stands majestically. It exudes unparalleled grandeur and is one of the most famous churches of illocos Norte. The interior is just as impressive. Nice wooden roof. Ornate pulpit and a beautiful stained glass window of Christ on the West side of the church (above the main entrance). Walk around and savour the splendour.
Written 11 May 2016
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Ana A
Pasay11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
Paoay Church is full of history from spanish time to the present. When you stepped inside it you can feel excitement because of the beautiful designs and solemnity of the place. Surely we'll come back in the future...
Written 18 October 2015
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Chariza B
Metro Manila, Philippines75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Parts of the church was being renovated when we were there, but it does not lessen the good feels that the place brings. The structure itself is magnificent.
Written 7 March 2020
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