Alicia, Isabela

Our Lady of Atocha Parish Church / The Church of Alicia

About the Church: The structure of the church was original built by the Spaniards in the 18th century, but not finished. Passing by Angadanan town on 12 February 1805, Fr. Manuel Mora, OP wrote that “Angadanan has a convent of bricks, though not totally finished. Its church is timber, wood, and bamboo. The number of inhabitants is 791.” The church and convent as seen today in the town of Alicia, beautiful and antique, was built by Fr. Tomas Calderon, OP and inaugurated in 1849, with Fr. Francisco Gainza, OP, then vicar of Carig (now Santiago City). The church was dedicated to the Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha, more popularly known today as Our Lady of Atocha. (Wikipedia)

How To Get there: From Cauayan board a Van or Bus going to Santiago City and asked to be dropped off at Alicia. The Church is located just along the High Way and Cannot be missed.


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