Paoay Church World Heritage Site

Roman Catholic church of the municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines

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Paoay Church
San Agustin Church of Paoay
Iglesia de San Agustín de Paoay
Paoay Chruch, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines - panoramio (1).jpg
The façade and bell tower of Paoay Church
Paoay Church is located in Philippines
Paoay Church
Paoay Church
Location within the Philippines
18°3′41.5″N 120°31′17.5″E / 18.061528°N 120.521528°E / 18.061528; 120.521528Coordinates: 18°3′41.5″N 120°31′17.5″E / 18.061528°N 120.521528°E / 18.061528; 120.521528
LocationPaoay, Ilocos Norte
CountryPhilippines
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
StatusParish church
Founded1686
Founder(s)Padre Antonio Estavillo
DedicationSaint Augustine of Hippo
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationNational Cultural Treasure, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Designated1973, 1993
Architect(s)Padre Antonio Estavillo
Architectural typeChurch building
StyleEarthquake Baroque
Groundbreaking1694
Completed1710
Specifications
Length110 metres (360 ft)
Width40 metres (130 ft)
Number of domesNone
Number of towers1
Number of spires15
MaterialsCoral stone and bricks
Administration
ArchdioceseNueva Segovia
DioceseLaoag
Clergy
ArchbishopMarlo Mendoza Peralta
Bishop(s)Renato P. Mayugba
Official nameChurch of San Agustin (Paoay)
Part ofBaroque Churches of the Philippines
CriteriaCultural: (ii)(iv)
Reference677bis-003
Inscription1993 (17th session)
Extensions2013

The Saint Augustine Church (Spanish: Iglesia de San Agustín de Paoay), commonly known as the Paoay Church, is a Roman Catholic church in the Municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. Completed in 1710, the church is famous for its distinct architecture highlighted by the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building. It is declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the Philippine government in 1973 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the collective group of Baroque Churches of the Philippines in 1993.


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