Bantay Church and Bell Tower | Up to the North

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 2 comments
Bantay Church
Also known as St. Augustine (of Hippo) Church in Bantay, Ilocos Sur
It is one of the oldest churches of Ilocos Sur, which was built in 1590.
The Church was damaged during WWII, but was reconstructed in 1950.
The restored facade is of Neo-Gothic Design mixed with Pseudo-Romanesque elements.
It became the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in 1956 
when the miraculous image of our lady was crowned as the patroness of Ilocandia.
Nuestra Senora de Caridad Gallery
Our Lady of Charity gallery just beside the church. 
Bantay Bell Tower
Built in 1591, this belfry was said to be the people's watch tower, 
which helps in alerting the city against possible enemies. 

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  • arkitektogabs said...

    Hi Car! Random lang akong namili ng ilan sa mga gawa mo, haha actually hindi pala siya random, nakapunta na din kasi ko dito at sobrang ganda niya, kaya na-curious ako. Di ko pa siya nababasa, pero excited akong basahin siya someday, sobrang ganda ng mga shots!!!!! Hats off talaga. :-)

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