2 Churches to explore in Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region. Ilocos Norte is known as a northern tourist destination, being the location of Fort Ilocandia, hotel, resort, and casino.
Paoay Church, also known as San Agustin Church, is one of the top tourist destinations in the province. Its spectacular view from all angles occupies most tourists. t was founded by Augustinian missionaries in 1593, and was a labor of love over time and in the face of earthquakes and other disasters. According to historians, the bell tower served as a status symbol for the locals—the bell would ring more loudly and more times during the wedding of a prominent clan than it would during the weddin
A beautiful church which as located in the heart of Ilocos Norte which was built in 1779. Sarrat Church is the biggest in Ilocos Norte and possibly in the whole Ilocos Region. The church is made from red bricks built in Earthquake Baroque and Neoclassical architecture. The church tower has a big clock that strikes every half-hour. Around the church are brick fourteen Stations of the Cross. The ground floor of the convent was converted as the parish museum and photo gallery in 1994.