Saturday, February 25, 2012

Old/Photo-Hunt


This old church in  Paoay is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.   The buttresses are impressive and it looks like it was carved in stone.  Its earthquake-proof baroque style architecture is a unique specimen of Filipino architecture from the Spanish era.  The parish was  founded by the Augustinians in 1593, cornerstone of the church laid in 1704.  I took these photos in 2010.  This church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
More about this church here.

San Agustin Church, Paoay, Ilocos Norte



11 comments:

Mar said...

Beautiful and very unique!! happy weekend.

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EastCoastLife said...

It is such a unique church. I hope it is still used for worship.

Marias Teater said...

What a building for photo-lover! Absolutely amazing.

Life Ramblings said...

such a beautiful old church.

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's an amazing building, so old that even grass grows on it ! wonderful pictures !

eileeninmd said...

What a neat looking church and a beautiful place to visit. Your photos are gorgeous.

Sue said...

Wow! That is a spectacular ancient looking church! I would love to visit it :) Happy photo hunting :)

Carver said...

That is a very beautiful old church. Great choice for the theme.

docgelo said...

i love paoay church! it's so picturesque. sarap talaga sa ilocos!

ps : i've been to paoay church during my younger years for several times but had it not for this post, i would not know that it's called san agustin church (like that in intramuros) hehe!

Jama said...

These are old with historical value in them!

NixBlog said...

What an amazing church! I bet the interior is just as beautiful.