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5 Recommended Destinations in the San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte You Should Visit This Year

This is why San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, is poised to be a top tourist destination in the North.

By: Yoorekka Team | January 06, 2024
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San Nicolas Ilocos Norte

Discover what San Nicolas has to offer at these tourist destinations.

Images: Balay San Nicolas Facebook page (L), Municipality of San Nicolas website (R)

San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the second-smallest town in the province of Ilocos Norte, has recently been seen as a leading tourist destination in the north. With over 37,222 visitors out of 500,000 Ilocos Norte tourists, San Nicolas has much to offer, especially for people who love discovering more about the region's culture, heritage, and religious history.

In case you’re wondering what makes San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, a must-visit destination in Ilocos Norte, here’s a list of the town’s crown jewels.


1. Balay San Nicolas

Address: B. Leano St. Brgy. 2, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


San Nicolas Ilocos Norte old houses

Enter a whole new era at this ancient house in San Nicolas.

Images: Balay San Nicolas Facebook page

Formerly known as Valdez-Lardizabal House, Balay San Nicolas is one of the oldest heritage houses in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. This destination in Ilocos Norte holds remarkable cultural, artistic, and historical importance for the country, designated as an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum in 2015.

This best destination in Ilocos Norte was refurbished and restored last year, 2022, and now caters to visitors who want a tour, host photoshoots and events, or buy Ilocos souvenirs.


2. San Nicolas Public Market

Address: Doña Josefa Llanes Escoda National Hwy, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Operating Hours: Daily, 3:00 AM to 8:00 PM


San Nicolas Ilocos Norte public market

Looking for some take-home specialties from Ilocos? Check out this public market!

Image: Klaisa Mae Belen

While at San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, tourists should take advantage of the San Nicolas Public Market, where you can buy fresh produce and local favorites such as longganisang Laoag and bagnet. It is located at Brgy. 3, San Ildefonso, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.


3. Museo San Nicoleño - Buabo Buabo

Address: Brgy. 3, San Ildefonso, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


San Nicolas Ilocos Norte old museum

Look back at San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte’s history and culture at this tourist destination.

Images: Municipality of San Nicolas website

Museo San Nicoleño is another tourist destination in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, that houses the town’s rich culture with artifacts and historical pieces. This destination in Ilocos Norte creates a living and interactive experience for tourists aside from its carefully curated collections. It is located at Brgy. 3, San Ildefonso, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.


4. Diocesan Shrine and Parish of San Nicolás de Tolentino

Address: Brgy. 3, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte


San Nicolas Ilocos Norte church interior

The church is built in 1584

Image: Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Nicholas de Tolentino Facebook page

Also known as San Nicolas Church, Diocesan Shrine and Parish of San Nicolás de Tolentino remains an essential landmark in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. It bears the history of San Nicolas with its baroque facade, the Spanish coat of arms, and a three-story bell tower.

Discover the rich history of San Nicolas Church, the cornerstone of a town founded 1584 by the Augustinian friars. Originally named Visita de Caluntian, after the plentiful lanuti tree, the church was reconstructed in 1693 by Father Antonio Villanueva. Come explore the beauty and significance of this historic landmark.


5. Rangcapan Pottery

Address: Sotto Street. San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte


San Nicolas Ilocos Norte church interior

Get the chance to witness damili making from the makers themselves at Rangcapan Pottery.

Images: Violeta Rangcapan (L); Buy Ilocos Norte Facebook page (R)

Like any other province, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte's signature craft is the damili, and Rangcapan Pottery is one of the best destinations in Ilocos Norte to know about this craft. Rangcapan Pottery is one of the town’s iconic damili-making establishments, as they produce exceptional damilis using precise cooking methods, innovative molding techniques, and an excellent choice of clay.


Plan your trip to Ilocos Norte this year with this list of destinations in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. Whether you are drawn to history, culture, spirituality, or the simple beauty of the town, San Nicolas has something to offer.


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