The Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church (Spanish: Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Catalina de Alejandría), commonly known as the Tayum Church, is a 19th-century Baroque church located at Brgy. Poblacion, Tayum, Abra, Philippines. The parish church, under the patronage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bangued. The church, together with ...
25 other Spanish-era churches, was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2001.
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Abra Province is surrounded with natural wonders, such as prehistoric caves, stunning water falls, pristine rivers, natural springs, serene landscape, forest mountains and rolling hills.
Abra Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. The capital is Bangued. It hemmed by the towering mountain ranges. Its borders are Ilocos Norte on the north, Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province on the south. Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west, and Kalinga and Apayao on the east.
Abra is 437 kilometer away from Manila, having a good road condi ...
The Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church, commonly known as the Tayum Church, is a 19th century Baroque church located in the Philippines town of Tayum, Abra province. Tayum Church was constructed in early 1800s by the Augustinians and was dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria (Spanish: Sta. Catalina de Alejandría). The town of Tayum celebrates its town fiesta every 25th of November in honor of their patron saint.
Tayum Church was identified by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as a National Cultural Treasure for its cultural significance and distinctive arch ...
There is truth that the mountains and hills in the Philippines are teeming with treasures. In fact, when I visited the Province of Abra for the first time, I saw one huge piece of treasure.
The Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Tayum is one of the 26 Spanish Colonial Era churches declared as National Cultural Treasures by the National Museum in 2001.
The Tayum mission was founded by Father Juan Pareja, OSA, in 1626. In 1725, Tayum became a pueblo and in 1803, a parish. In 1820, the construction of the cathedral was started by Father Domingo de los Reyes.
In 1911, the Socie ...
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 ...