The Santa Monica Church

Formerly named San Miguel and built by the Augustinian friars during the Spanish Colonial period in the 17th century, the red brick church in Baroque and Neo-Classical style in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte is the largest in the entire Ilocos. It is a favorite for weddings because of its very long 137-meter aisle, the longest in the Philippines — a bride’s dream, I guess. Its popularity rose in 1983 when Irene Marcos, daughter of former-president F. Marcos, tied the knot with Gregorio Araneta III.

Photography by Blauearth. Texture by JoesSistah on Flickr. 
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