Santa Catalina de Alejandria, Tayum, Abra


The church was built in the 19th century by the secular clergy among the Christianized Tinguians. The convento, later turned into a house for nuns, and now a school, is across the church. Around the churchyard and continuing into the main streets are fourteen small shrines of the Via Crucis. Important examples of early Tinguian art, such as carved wooden baptismal font, are now in the bishop's house in Bangued. The belltower is structurally unsafe due to earthquakes and the construction of a water reservoir inside the structure. The church is fairly well-maintained but must continue to be conserved to prevent future deterioration.