San Matias Parish Church – Tumauini, Isabela

After San Pablo, we went to San Matias church in Tumauini.


It was built in 1780s by the Dominican and was declared a National Historical Landmark by UNESCO in 1989.


Their altar exhibits a magnificent brick carves. The design is simple yet impressive.


It is considered the most artistic brick structure in the Philippines.


And its cylindrical bell tower is considered one of its kinds in the whole country.


Among the three churches in Isabela, I fell in love with this church. And even with the other churches I saw throughout the country, this definitely topped my list. The best preserved church among the three churches we’ve visited and the best among all the churches I have explored.

(you may check our itinerary for this tour Cagayan-Isabela-Kalinga Trip)


About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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