Saint Augustine Parish Church
Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
About Saint Augustine Parish Church
The Bantay Church or also known as St.Augustine Church is located at the town of Bantay, Ilocos Sur province. Other than that, the place is also famous as the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity with the image of the Virgin Mary as the patroness of the Our Lady of Patroness way back in 1590, making it as the oldest church in the entire region of Ilocos. Thus, it has also served as a historical site in the province. The church and bell tower are considered to be the two of the oldest structures in the
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One of the country’s oldest Augustinian churches, the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral started out as a chapel made of wood and thatch in 1578 by order of Juan de Salcedo, the conquistador and founder of Villa Ferdinandina, which later became the town of Vigan. the cathedral follows a Baroque architectural design that has been modified by Ilocanos to strengthen the structure against earthquakes. This is now known as earthquake Baroque.
A huge zoo cum resrot which was located in the heart of Ilocos sur and is also home for so many living beings. The Zoo was established by local politician and businessman, Chavit Singson. There is a trophy room which features the preserved remains of animals Chavit Singson hunted in various parts of the world. Singson intended the gallery for people of Ilocos so they could see exotic animals without going to Manila or outside the country.
One of the beautiful hilly national parks in the Philippines which was covering an area of 57 hectares and became d a covered area in 1974. Its vicinity inside the southern limits of the Bangued municipality by using the Ilocos Sur-Abra road affords easy get entry to its citizens. The hill itself is an easy climb via a winding road or walking through concrete stairways.
The longest modular bridge in the Philippines which was beautifully constructed along the Abra-Ilocos Norte national road across the Abra river. It was one of the useful construction to the people of the Philippines by connecting thee two places.
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción), commonly known as the Santa Maria Church is the parish church of Santa Maria in Ilocos Sur province, Philippines. The church was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993 as part of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, a collection of four Baroque Spanish-era churches.
The Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church, commonly known as the Tayum Church, is a 19th-century Baroque church located in the Philippines town of Tayum, Abra province. Tayum Church was constructed in the early 1800s by the Augustinians and was dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. The town of Tayum celebrates its town fiesta every 25th of November in honor of their patron saint.
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