Friday, September 18, 2009
agoo church - la union
it was in January last year when we had a stopover at the town of Agoo in La Union. we just came from a Baguio to San Fernando trip and we chose Agoo as our last stop before we returned to Manila. i should say that the church plaza area of Agoo is one of the most beautiful plaza despite it being along the highway. some ancestral houses are still intact and the structures around it retained a Spanish themed central plaza. this church was rebuilt in 1976 when it was destroyed. the original church was built during the end of the 15th century. very few knew that this church is considered as a Basilica Minore as declared by the late Pope John Paul II in 1982 according to my mother. not so many churches has this title among the popular Basilica Minore in the country are the churches of San Sebastian in Manila and the Basilica Minore del Sto Nino in Cebu. what's unique to this church is the key symbol on top of the church hexagonal shape dome.congratulations to Otep who will bring home the latest copy of ROAM magazine. thank you to all those who participated. i'll be in Ilocos Norte this weekend. enjoy the long weekend!
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yey, tama ang wild guess ko! i've been to this church a long time ago in one of my longggg bus rides to nowhere.:P
did you mention cebu?? oh... i miss the place :) and this also reminds me of the church in spain too... >.<
anyway i have been visiting many churches while i was travelling in europe 2yrs ago... agoo church definitely can stand side by side with those european churches :) amazing!!
ang cool o. May vatican emblem sa roof. ang ganda pala nyan.
Bakit si Otep? Tama naman sagot ko ah (na kinopya kay otep).
Ang daya sir dong! wahahaha!
tama din sagot ko,.:) kinopya ko kay otep! hehe.. congrats!
nakarating na pala ako dyan.. kakahiya. hehehe
well, i'm not too far off. i guessed pangasinan and this was la union, at least proximity wise i was in the general area.
ganda ng church ano?
ang layo ng sagot ko.wahhhhhh! wala parin akong magazine..he he he he.:)
Weee! congrats a winner! jejejejeje... have a great weekend! jijijijiji
wowoweee! spanish na spanish ang dating ng mga structure! ganda naman...thanks for sharing tc Dong!
uu nga. tama si darkhorse, parang nasa Spain. heheh galing tlga... i want to go to cebu ren, someday...
Enjoy the long weekend!
This church design is unique and beautiful
Very beautiful building. Love the beautiful architectural designs on them. The roof looked like they have a few keys on them. Lovely.
talo na naman ako hahaha. ganda nga ng church lalo na yung facade.
good luck sa ilocos norte dom.
dito pa lang parang di mo na kelangang bumili ng roam magazine. lol. nice trip. great shots at congrats sa nanalo.
looking forward for your another adventure!
Wahahahahaha panalo ako.
mahilig din ako sa mga simbahan kahit hindi ko pa napupuntahan,
fav kong simbahan yung binondo, ang lalaki kasi ng painting sa kisame :)(share ko lang)
hindi ako palasimba, pero gustung-gusto ko ang mga simbahan :)
magandang subject for photography
very beautiful. Looks like a Mexican church to me. Nice shots :)
sabi ko na nga ba agoo, tama nasa isip ko eh. di ko lang nakopya..:D
pero ang galing, thanks for sharing!
nakakahiya man, noong nagpacontest ka dati about sa church na'to ay di ko nakuha ang tamang sagot. probinsya ko pa naman ang la union at nagpupunta kami dyan.
maganda diyan although di ko alam ang history ng Agoo Church.
Uy, mga hidden treasures din pala itong Agoo. Dinadaanan ko lang 'to when I'd go to Baguio from Manila. I didn't have any idea that if you'd make a stop over in the place, meron din pala pwedeng ma-discover diyan.
Nice photos as always. Galing, galing...
Sorry for the typo. I should have meant, may hidden treasure din pala itong Agoo...
another beautiful featured church!
happy weekend dong! =)
Beautiful church bai. I just wished you could've shown us the interior, I'm interested to find out kasi in a lot of places here in the philippines, they'll keep the appearance of the facade but inside, it's an entirely different church (in other words: modern na)
maganda rin iyong mga puno sa paligid ng plaza. hindi nila tinanggal at talaga namang inalagaan nila.
It really is a very handsome church and I'm glad they restored it.
Have another great trip! Be safe.
whoa... didn't know they had an amazing church like that. the only thing that pops in my head when you mention agoo is the religious mayhem it created years back... this is a good reason to plan a trip there!
very beautiful, no wonder comparable nga yan sa famous churches around the country.
Galing naman ni Kuya Dom...
Hehe :) Ingat sa pag-aadventure....
Malapit na akong grumaduate... Hindi ma masyadong magiging hectic ang sched ko.. Sana makasama na ako sa mga adventures ninyo... :)
I'm suddenly reminded that it's been eons since I've last been inside a church, hehe. I love churches though. They're good stress-relievers.
Beautiful facade and I love churches as my subjects too.
favorite ko rin tong church na to-----maganda structure at well kept---di napabayaan---
What a magnificent church!
wow bumisita pala kayo sa province ko? kumusta naman ang experience?
Sabi ko na nga't, tama yung nakopya kong answer. : )
muntik na ako makarating dyan kaso sa kasamaang palad, e di ako nakasama.
ilike the 3rdpic.
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