DOREVI Industries | Things to do in San Carlos City-Pangasinan
Open: Open everyday, 8am - 5pm; Monday to Friday
Address: Posadas Avenue, San Carlos City, Pangasinan
Fee: Open to the public
St. Dominic de Guzman Parish Church was the largest existing Catholic Church in the Philippines during the late 18th century. Built by Dominican friars in the 1500’s, the church follows a Baroque style of architecture. It was constructed with ladrillo or bricks while its top level features a painting of Saint Dominic. The church was reconstructed several times after being destroyed by fire, in 1587 and in 1718, and after a number of natural disasters. The town celebrates the Feast of St. Dominic annually every August 8.
Originally a part of San Carlos City, Mary Help of Christians Parish was then transferred to Basista as it parted with San Carlos in 1947 after having a resident priest. Old in its design, Mary Help of Christians Parish continues to serve the people of Basista through its services and education care of Mary Help of Christians Catholic School.
Did you know that the film Lord of the Rings acquired its large supply of swords from this factory? The fine metal pieces of swords are mastercrafted in Barangay Pandayan in Calasiao. It’s one of the finest pandayan factories in the Philippines, founded by former Professor Bernardo Roa in the 1970’s with a vision to provide jobs to people of his hometown. Touring this facility, visitors will see, among other things, how each sword is made by a group of three blacksmiths, alternately pounding on the heated sword in perfect timing and harmony. Today, the factory produces kitchen knives and about 100 “pandayan” or swords per day.
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Inn in Sta. Barbara Pangasinan
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Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calasiao, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.