Bantay Church, Ilocos Sur

by - Monday, May 28, 2018

Most commonly known as Bantay Church, The Saint Augustine Parish Church is a Roman Catholic church in Ilocos Sur. It was dedicated to St. Augustine of Hippo. Also known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity housing the miraculous image of Virgin Mary, crowned as the patrones of Ilocandia.

It is well known also because of the old historic belfry, Bantay Tower which served as a watchtower for pirates back in the Spanish colonial era. The name bantay which means to guard. It was one of the oldest church in the Ilocos Region.

Here's a separate post and guide for the Bantay Tower and how it looked like inside it!

Make sure to visit this church if you happened to be in Vigan. :)

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