Ilocos Sur

Santa Maria Church

Santa Maria Church, Ilocos Sur: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, commonly known as Santa Maria Church in Ilocos Sur is one of the 4 baroque churches in the Philippines designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was inscribed in 1993 on the World Heritage List pursuant to the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the …

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7 Churches in Ilocos Sur and La Union for Your Visita Iglesia

The other night, I and my younger brother and his family embarked on a Visita Iglesia on our way back home to San Juan, La Union from Vigan in Ilocos Sur. Visita Iglesia is an ancient Lenten tradition by the Catholics. It is the practice of visiting seven Catholic churches on Maundy Thursday and Good …

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Pilipil Red Soil Hike in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur

Last Saturday, I had to wake up extra early (3:30 AM) to join the Hike for a Cause in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur organized by the SK Federation of Cervantes. It was a hike to the top of Pilipil Red Soil.`It was my first hike in the province of Ilocos Sur. Cervantes is a 4th class …

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