Bangued Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of St. James the Great. The original church was bombed by American warplanes in 1945 as well as the adjacent Colegio del Sagrado Corazon which was used as a military hospital by the Japanese forces during that time. The original altar was destroyed and only the walls and the tower remained. It was proclaimed as a cathedral when Abra made prelature nullius ...
Bangued Cathedral or Saint James the Great News
The municipality of Bangued in Abra may have made previous headlines for political-related violence, and this may be one reason why some travelers may be turned off from visiting the place. However, that may be an unfair presumption because most visitors to this capital town will tell you that it is a locality that offers you the same welcome as other destinations in the Philippines??"warm smiles from locals, historically and culturally rich attractions, and a vacation place where you can take it easy. And as long as you are taking the necessary precautions when traveling to anywhere in the wo ...
On April 5, 1617, Bangued was created as a ministry by the Augustinian Recollects under the Diocese of Nueva Segovia. The construction of the church was started in 1722 and was completed in 1807.
During the feast of Saint James the Greater, Bangued was proclaimed as the capital of Abra on July 25, 1861. After the Philippine Revolution in 1898, secular clergy took over.
On March 10, 1945, American warplanes bombed the church and the adjoining Colegio del Sagrado Corazon which was used as military hospital by the Japanese Imperial Army.
The original altar was destroyed with only the w ...
A was the first province on my recent 1800-kilometer around North Philippines. I left Manila the previous evening and arrived in Abra just in time for sunrise. The roads were in relatively good condition and the views of the mountains, rice fields and the Abra River were picturesque.
Welcoming the visitor is a tunnel that was cut through a mountain. Above the tunnel entrance is the seal of Abra. Right beside the tunnel is a monument of Gabriela Silang. But I decided to stop on the way back since it was still a bit dark.
My first stop for the day was the Tayum Church, a National Cutlural ...