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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baroque Churches of the Philippines, Paoay Church

Card # 69 This postcard send to me by Bradpete

Paoay Church
Paoay Church (also known as the St. Augustine Church in Paoay) is a historical church located in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. During the Philippine Revolution in 1898, its coral stone bell tower was used by the Katipuneros as an observation post. Paoay Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. It currently is a property of the Diocese of Laoag, Ilocos Norte.

Construction of Paoay Church was started by the Augustinian friars in 1694. It was completed in 1894 led by Fr. Antonio Estavillo and was re-dedicated in 1894.

Information Obtained from WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia

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