Passing by Angadanan Town on February 12, 1805, Fr. Manuel Mora, OP wrote that “Angadanan has a convent of bricks, though not totally finished. Its church is timber, wood and bamboo. The number of inhabitants is 791.” The church and convent as seen today in the town of Alicia, beautiful and solid, was built by Fr. Tomas Calderon, OP and inaugurated in 1849, with Fr. Francisco Gainza, OP, then vicar of Carig (now Santiago City). Famous for its antique Spanish architectural designs, this church can be found along the national highway and is accessible by land transport.
How to get there
The church is located in the town of Alicia in the province of Isabela. There are two ways to go in the province of Isabela - either by plane or by bus.
If you are going to the province by riding a plane, there is a direct flight from Manila to Cauayan City. You can also book a flight going to Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, then ride a bus going to Isabela.
If you want a cheaper fare, then ride a bus from Manila directly to Cauayan City, or any bus that passes through Ilagan. The travel time is around 8-10 hours.
There are no inns or hotels in the province of Isabela but the nearest hotels can be found in the nearby city of Tuguegarao.
• Ivory Hotel and Suites - Buntun Highway , Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley / Isabela
• Villa Blanca Hotel - 13 Pattaui St.Ugac Norte, Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley / Isabela
• Mango Suites - 1 Rizal St. corner Balzain Road, Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley / Isabela