Sunday, July 6, 2008

Paoay Church



St. Augustine Church, more commonly known as Paoay Church, was built in 1964 by Augustinian friars led by Fr. Antonio Estavillo. Completed in 1710, the church was built of baked bricks, coral rocks, tree sap and lumber. Local materials used inlcuded mixing sand, lime sugarcane juice. These were boiled with mangeao leaves, leather and rice straw for two nights. Considered as the most outstanding variant of the Earthquake Baroque, this site is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The belltower of the Paoay Church was once used by Katipuneros in 1896 as an outpost and was used again by Filipino soldiers during the World War II. This was one of the first churches that I have visited in Ilocos. The massive structure of the church was just breath-taking. We only spent a couple of minutes here and took some pictures. It just great that we were able to preserve such structures which is just awesome. Below is a shot of the interior of the church.



8 comments:

elay said...

ang ganda pala sa loob...gusto ko rin makapunta dito at makita itong very old structure na ito..

dailyphotographer said...

hi elay oo maganda dun, buti nga naging UNESCO world heritage site sya para continuous ang pagmaintain sa structure:D

André Lemay said...

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dailyphotographer said...

hi andre, thank you very much for your wonderful comment.

narissa said...

this is very informative. the Philippines is very rich of historical and beautiful places. kaya bago magpunta sa ibang bansa, sa pinas muna, di ba?

dailyphotographer said...

correct ka dyan!:D

Lawstude said...

i just love this church. ang ganda nyang subject talaga.

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