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Historic Patnongon, Antique Province, Philippines

Electronic photograph narrative of our pay a visit to to Patnongon, Antique Province, Philippines including information on purely natural and heritage web pages, beaches, climbing, festivals, accommodations and dining.

Our up coming halt was Patnongon, Antique. Bob worked 23 decades for a historic preservation NGO in rural New York.  His eyes gentle up when he sees aged buildings so Patnongon was correct up his alley. St. Augustine Academy is the centerpiece of Patnongon.  The very handy Panublion Job of the Ateneo de Manila College informs us that Patanongon was founded as a visita of Sibalon in 1761, Patnongon was placed less than the patronage of San Agustin. It was produced an impartial parish in 1762, with Fray Francisco Amperosa as initial parish priest but reverted as a visita of Sibalon in 1778. The parish was re-recognized in 1841 with Fray Joaquin Lopez appointed as parish priest.

Former Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine's Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

Previous Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine’s Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

The St. Augustine Academy was crafted as a convent in the late 19th century as section of a much larger church sophisticated.  Even though we can regret that other elements of the advanced have been misplaced, the convent alone is a classical revival treasure.  Ideally we can return and check out and fully grasp additional about the former church complicated.

Former Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine's Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

Former Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine’s Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

Former Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine's Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

Pupils ham it up for the camera. Previous Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine’s Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

My look with a camera triggered a appreciable stir.  I hope lessons have been not way too disrupted.

Former Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine's Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

Previous Spanish Convent (now St. Augustine’s Academy), Patnongon, Antique Province

Abandoned stone building, Patnongon, Antique Province

Abandoned stone constructing, Patnongon, Antique Province

Just outside of St. Augustine’s, is a roofless, deserted aged constructing, crying out to be explored and spelled out.

Old Spanish stone bridge, Patnongon, Antique Province, Philippines

Outdated Spanish stone bridge, Patnongon, Antique Province, Philippines

The Countrywide Highway and all its 21st century targeted traffic still make the most of this old Spanish bridge or culvert in Patnongon.

In between Patnongon and Bugasong a lengthy winding facet highway leads to the mountain town of Valderrama and the Villa Valderrama Mountain Resort. This is on our list for upcoming exploration.  Evidently, the vacation resort was formulated by the municipality.  A phone to the provincial tourism office in San Jose might give progress data on the availability of lodging and foods at Valderrama: Mr. Florentino Egida, Antique Provincial Tourism Office, cellular phone: 036-540-9765, electronic mail: tourism_antique@yahoo.com

Be aware: this post is a segment of a lengthier narrative about a vacation from Iloilo Metropolis to Boracay.  The whole narrative can be uncovered at: /iloilo-city-to-boracay-by using-antique-province/

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