My second day in Vigan was supposedly allotted to visit the other tourist spots. However, the adventurous me literally burst in excitement as Ed suggested we pay Bangued, Abra a visit. Me? Stepping foot on Abra? Abra? As in the one I was just studying about during grade school? I did not hesitate to say yes.
|The lovely Bangued Cathedral|
This was an unexpected trip. I remember shouting (I hope Ed did not hear me, haha) my lungs out as we passed by the winding roads with nothing but the color green greeting my eyes. I was a very happy girl. Pardon me but I need to feel Abra.
|Ed brought me at Calaba bridge. It reminded me of my trip to
San Juanico Bridge in Leyte.
We also dropped by at a couple of sleepy towns next to Bangued. Lovely old churches greeted us in Tayum and Pidigan.
|Tayum Church is a National Culture Treasure aka Santa Catalina de Alejandria|
|Who would have thought I will be stepping foot on Quintin Paredes’ home in Bangued?
I remember passing by this street in Manila all through my college years.
|The old Pidigan Church – a sight to behold for old church lovers like me.|
Sadly, the old church is no longer in use. It now only serves as a warehouse of sorts. A new church was built right next to it but would never match the old church’s beauty. I sincerely hope it will be restored to its old glory.
|View of Mt. Sleeping Beauty (as per Ed but I know it is not its official name, lol)
from the top of Victoria Park.
Bangued does not have many natural attractions, but it definitely has character