The postcard shows the Sta. Maria Church in Ilocos Sur. Of all the Catholic churches in the Ilocos, the sanctuary of Sta. Maria Church (Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion) has the most beautiful location. Majestically situated on top of a hill, it overlooks the town, the blue sea and the verdant fields nearby. A stone stairway sweeps up to the entrance of the church.
The church's facade is not very impressive. More eyecatching is the unique position of the tower. The tower of this church is erected at about the midpoint of the longitudinal axis of the nave. It is also a little bit tilted. The bell tower, detached from the main facade, has 3 stacked octagonal horizontal cross sections of decreasing diameter.
The Church and the Convent - Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur Wikipedia Entry
Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion