Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 6, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
My dad's hometown after twenty years I came back to this place and lots of changed. Paoay is located 30 minutes away Laoag International Airport. There isn't that much to see over there except for the famous Paoay Church I would stop by and check out the beautiful structure that was built in the 1700's.
The Paoay Church was built of coral blocks and stucco-plastered bricks. Its architecture is a unique combination of Baroque and Oriental. The materials used for the walls were a mixture of coral stone and bricks. Large coral stones were used at the lower level of the walls, while bricks, smaller and more manageable to transport, were used at the upper levels. The mortar used for the coral stones and bricks points out the desire of the builders to make sure that the church stood against natural calamities. The stucco was said to have been made by mixing sand and lime with sugarcane juice, which were boiled with mango leaves, leather, and rice straw. The church is considered as one of the most striking edifices in the country with its huge buttresses flanking the sides and rear facade.