VIGAN TOUR: Bantay Belfry & St. Augustine Church

VIGAN TOUR: Bantay Belfry & St. Augustine Church

Bantay Belfry was built in 1951 and this is said to be  the people’s watchtower which is part of the city’s defense that helps in alerting people or warn them against possible enemies

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On a historical aspect, Banatay Belfry is where Diego Silang and his troops were said to have fought with the Spaniards in 1763.

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From the top of this tower, you may see the view of Vigan and some claimed that you may see most parts of Ilocos Sur from the there.(I wasn’t able to climb to the top most part of the tower because I have Acrophobia “fear of heights”, my knees were shaking all the way up to the mid part of the tower, that’s the farthest I can go and I almost crawl going down hahahaha)

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Tourist who wanted to visit and explore this very historical landmark will definitely love and enjoy their tour in the tower. It is worth visiting.

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If you are getting married, this is a nice place to do a pre-nuptial photo shoot,very nice spot.

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Fun Photos at Belfry Tower

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And just a few meters walk from the Belfry Tower,tourist can  visit and see an old church,  the St. Augustine Church which is also one of the oldest churches in Ilocos Sur. It was built in 1590. This church suffered damages from  the World War 2 and was reconstructed during 1950.The church suffered damages from World War II and so it underwent reconstruction in 1950.

This tourist spot is very accessible, just ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off to Bantay tower or St. Augustine Church they know it already.


Other places to go to at Ilocos Sur: Baluarte, Vigan Empanadahan, Heritage Village, Vigan Plaza Hotel, Cafe Leona, Plaza Salcedo.



Written by Cristelle Torres
Online Content Creator