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San Pablo Church

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006

Built in 1624, it is said to be the oldest in the province. Its lofty bell tower of six layers including the circular apex made of adobe is the tallest in the Cagayan Valley. San Pablo, the oldest town of Isabela, was founded by Padre de Sto. Tomas, 210 years before Isabela was made a province.

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5 Responses to “San Pablo Church”

  1. rene b javellana, sj said

    The church façade was repaired recently, this is evident even in the photograph, where the central portal and the area surrounding looks like it is made of cement. This church has an elegant wall surrounding its atrium. Clay insets of rosettes and sun emblems decorate the wall. The base of the atrial cross is still visible. These architectural elements outside the church should be highlighted and conserved together with the church.

  2. warren said

    Built in 1624, it is said to be the oldest in the province(Isabela.

  3. warren said

    It is very beautiful and elegant. How I wish that our government will concentrate this kind of church because of its big contribution to our Filipino heroes during the Spanish era………

  4. girlie said

    i found a 1927 photograph of this church, it looks similar to Paoay church only more exaggerated “spires” than Paoay’s. it also had fewer buttresses.

  5. [...] to this promotion are San Pablo Church is actually a heritage site per the information I got from Heritage Conversation Society of the Philippines; this adobe and stone church is the oldest church in the whole of Isabela and [...]

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