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St. Vincent Ferrer Church: A National Cultural Treasure Worth Visiting

St. Vincent Ferrer Church: A National Cultural Treasure Worth Visiting

St. Vincent Ferrer Church located in the quaint town of Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya is the province’s oldest church. It is an 18th century Baroque church which has been declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines.

Church Facade: The stone cross seen at the foreground was said to have toppled
down from the church after a natural calamity occurred
At the back of the church belfry

We arrived here at late afternoon. Just the right time for some photo-taking as the sun was already beginning to set. Aside from the few children playing at the church grounds, we had the church complex all to ourselves. We began exploring the church grounds as soon as we finished logging-in at the parish office.

The church complex is huge and is situated at the town center. A climb up the belfry provides sweeping views of the town center and the nearby planting fields. From afar you can gaze at the Nueva Vizcaya’s mountain ranges.

I was absolutely delighted upon seeing its massive walls and the different details adorning its archways and columns. However, some parts of the church have been been seeing a little bit of neglect. Trashes outside the church and vandalism at the old bells up in the belfry. I hope that maintenance be consistent. It is such a beautiful place of worship after all.

I can only imagine the church at Christmas time. I bet it is marvelous.
This is my favorite shot. 🙂 Do you agree?

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish
Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya

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