San Nicolas

Named after Saint Nicholas de Tolentino, San Nicolas is a small town in the north. Ilocos Norte’s San Nicolas is home to one of the oldest churches in all of the province, The San Nicolas de Tolentino Catholic Church. It is still being maintained today since its construction in 1584.

Like many of the municipalities in the north, the town was discovered by the Augustinians during the Reduccion movement by the Spaniards during the Colonial Era. The town is famous for their traditionally molded and crafted clay pots called the banga.

San Nicolas does not disappoint in terms of attractions with (and without) historical value. The Valdez-Lardizabal House was once used as the headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army who were in the province in the Second World War. The house was then utilized by the Americans after the liberation from the Japanese.

Fun fact, the first mall that Robinsons Group ever built in Ilocos Norte is in San Nicolas. The large Robinsons Ilocos Norte is now one of the most popular destinations of the locals in the town.

Aside from that, San Nicolas is home to the Northwestern University Ecotourism Park and Botanic Gardens, which houses several endangered species of plants. These particular plants are on the brink of extinction that’s why the park botanists are trying their best to restore the species back to a healthy number.

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