Paoay Church: A UNESCO World Heritage Site



Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the Roman Catholic parish church of the municipality of Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Che Paoay is famous for its distinct architecture highlighted by the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building.

Paoay Church

Paoay Church

Paoay church is prime example of Earthquake Baroque architecture, which is the Philippine interpretation of the European Baroque adapted to the seismic condition of the country.