Monday, March 16, 2009

My World#14 Laoag Church, Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Built by the Augustinian Friars during 1580, St. William's Cathedral or more popularly known as Laoag Church is actually older than the more popular Paoay Church of the same province of Ilocos Norte.
Laoag Church is known for its sinking belfry which is located 85 meters away from the church.

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Anonymous March 16, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

that is very interesting information and the pictures are great.

Mojo March 16, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

"sinking belfry"? You mean literally sinking as in into the ground?

Whatever. It's a beautiful building and you captured it wonderfully.

George March 16, 2009 at 9:49 PM  

What a beautiful church and interesting history.

Today's Blah... March 16, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

This is a beautiful church structure.. and the inscriptions are so informative.Nice history.

FickleMinded March 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

ang ganda naman ng church na yan,pati kulay,ang galing!

the buddhess March 16, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

Uy, pareho lagi ta naay plaque...This one is so beautiful. I wish I could visit this place too...

I know you've enjoyed your Bohol visit. Come again soon!

Yogi♪♪♪ March 17, 2009 at 4:23 AM  

That is a very beautiful building. Also, I have never seen so much history packed into one plaque.


Janie March 17, 2009 at 5:54 AM  

Beautiful church, well photographed. I'm glad you posted the historical sign, too. Fascinating history. Thanks for sharing.

Louise March 17, 2009 at 6:50 AM  

That is quite a beautiful church, well-preserved after all the turmoil it has seen!

Carver March 17, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

That's a beautiful church and an interesting post.

Lawstude March 17, 2009 at 6:20 PM  

ilocos really has some of the best old churches in our country. napunta na rin ako jan last year. have a nice day marites.

Jenn March 18, 2009 at 12:37 AM  

Great capture of the church. It's so well preserved despite it being older pa than Paoay. Nice post.

Shey March 18, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

Nice blog. Awesome photos. I like to travel as well.

Come visit my page sometime. Take care.

Tarolino March 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

Thanks for dropping by in my blog. This is a very picturesque church both outside and in. And how well you have got that inside shot.

I scrolled down and you have some very interesting shots here but the ones in MW 11 made me gasp out loud. Such wonderful beauty is rare indeed as in those watery pictures.

Baruch March 19, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

I can tell your part of the world is interesting and rich in tradition

marina March 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

That's a very interesting story about this church which suffered a lot as the years were passing by!

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