treasures of bantay

bantay bell tower

bantay bell tower

a short stop in bantay was a visit to the famous 16th century bantay church and belfry. named after its patron saint augustine of hippo, the church is known as the shrine of our lady of charity (nuestra señora de la caridad) whose miraculous image is fixed at the altar.

nearby is the bell tower, beautifully perched on a hilltop which served as a watchtower back in the spanish colonial era. this red brick structure with original bells still hanging on top is rich in history adding to its present charm. from the top commands a panoramic view of nearby surroundings including the city of vigan and cordillera mountain range from afar.

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12 Responses to treasures of bantay

  1. bebs1 says:

    From the top of the belltower, you can see Vigan, Bantay and the mountains from Santa.

  2. Vivien says:

    Wow! this place is awesome, love the old church, wish I could visit when I come home sometime this year!!!! Nice pictures Wi.

  3. arlene says:

    Seeing your pictures, the more I long to visit the north.

  4. Lovely pics, Lola. A very impressive bell tower. 🙂

  5. lolaWi says:

    thank you, Sylvia. glad you liked it.

  6. acasadisimi says:

    Hi! i’m Simi an italian blogger i’m acook i follow your blog it’very beautiful!

  7. Hi there, its been awhile since my family had a roadtrip up north… its about time that we do so again. thank you visiting and appreciating what i have done in my blog, maraming salamat po — April

    • lolaWi says:

      hi April, salamat din for your visit. glad to see you here. i am a secret admirer to alwaysbobswife. now, it’s not a secret anymore 🙂 keep on blogging!

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