St Augustine's Church, Paoay

Listed as a World Heritage Site, St Augustine's Church is famous for its architectural design that combines Baroque and Gothic elements. The most notable features of this 18th-century edifice remain its massive buttresses that support the structure on three sides, securing it from frequent earthquakes and typhoons. A stone bell tower on the building's right side served as a viewing deck during Philippine revolution and in World War II. To visit St Augustine's Church on your holiday in Paoay, and find out what else Paoay has to offer, use our Paoay holiday planner.
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  • September 12, 2017
    This is a world UNESCO sight. The buttresses are enormous and the church feels very solid. The entrance is very impressive, and the interior is well maintained. I think it is witness to withstanding a...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    Our first stop during our Ilocos Trip. We arrived in Paoay a bit early so we watched the sunrise first and have to wait a little more before the doors are open. St. Augustine Church or Paoay Church is...  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    This is where religion & great architecture meets! It is massive & impressive! You can light a remembrance candle and walk down to the alter.  more »

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