Another must-see in the province of Nueva Vizcaya is the St. Dominic Cathedral in the capital town of Bayombong. It was said that the first mass was celebrated here on April 12, 739 that was officiated by Fray Pedro Freire, in the church of St. Augustine. It was only in September 8, 1739 when the Augustinians relinquished its mission to thest.2 Dominicans when this church was re-dedicated; to St. Dominic de Guzman. As stated on the marker, “From 1773-1792, Fray Juan Crespo constructed the church, the octagonal tower, the convent and the cemetery next to the church in bricks”. “From 1789 to 1806 and from 1820 to 1829. Fr. Juan Molano added the fifth storey of the tower and the cone above it. In 1880, the church was damaged by an earthquake but not the tower”.





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