Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bantay Bell Tower

On the 3rd day of our Ilocos Tour, we went to Bantay Church, also known as Saint Augustine Parish Church. This is just a few minutes away from Calle Crisologo. This is one of the oldest church in the Philippines, as it was built during Spanish Era.

Its belfry is separated more or less 100 meters from its church. This is located at the hilltop overlooking the vast area of Bantay and Vigan City. This served as the watchtower against the enemies during World War I and II.

We went on the highest part of the belfry, which shows the bell that still functions today. While giving information, the tour guide is very happy to take a picture of us with the very huge original bell.

This is the view from the tower, overlooking the vast area of some parts of the region

This is the view in front of the tower. The tour guides here know a numerous concepts of taking a pictures of you in front of the tower. 

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