This attraction is an easy trip from Laoag. The church is beautiful and the bell tower is unusual. It was partially destroyed during an earthquake but the semi-destroyed bell tower is hauntingly beautiful. Bacarra itself is an attractive small town. The church is next to a nice park and the town hall.
Bacarra Church, founded by the Augustinians in 1590, is a National HistoricalLandmark and a National Cultural Treasure. It is known for its centuries-old, domeless or "beheaded" belfry known as Torre ti Bacarra, a 160 ft high structure. Periodic #earthquakes from 1931 to 1971 caused the dome to start leaning, eventually, toppled by a 7.8-magnitude temblor in 1983.
I guess, since we saw the Paoay Church the day before, I felt underwhelmed by this church. This was not on my list of places to go to but we stopped for a bit here for pictures with the bell tower (another one again). The color of the brick exterior was great for pictures and the interior of the Church...
Bacarra is the town north of Laoag. It takes less than 20 minutes to go there. You can pass by the town on the way further up north.
The Bacarra church is a Roman Catholic Church inaugurated in 1782 and declared a National Cultural Treasure in 1973. It is under the patronage of St. Andrew the Apostle, whose image