Our list of the top tourist spots in Abra – one of the 81 provinces in the Philippines.
Top Tourist Spots in Abra
Piwek Rock Formation
This is probably one of the highlights when you visit Abra. It’s a natural rock formation located in Tineg River. The challenge of going here includes hiking, river crossing, walking down the rough rocks, and a long jeepney ride.
Located in Cassamata Hill, Victoria Park gives you an overlooking view of the province of Abra.
Don Mariano Marcos Bridge
This bridge is one of the steel bridges you will pass by when you take the Abra to Kalinga national road. The towns you can visit are Dolores, Langangilang, and Tayum.
One of the famous landmarks in Abra where in you can experience an adventure down the 40 meters tunnel.
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Tangadan Tunnel is a long travel located along the Abra-Ilocos Sur national road.It can be reached through Narvacan Junction after passing through a 9 kilometers winding road cutting through the hills bordering Abra and Ilocos Sur.The tunnel is a popular landmark to native as well as visitors since it is the place where dignitaries and other prominent visitors are being welcomed. #TravelUpNorth #Fridate #TangadanTunnel #Sanquintin #Abra
Abra Provincial Capitol
Abra’s Provincial Capitol is not as grand the other capitols you see around the Philippines but it is something you should see when you visit Abra. It is located in the town of Bangued.
Apao Rolling Hills
From Tineg River, you will pass along this mountainous area in Apao where you’ll see the beautiful rolling hills. It’s a breathtaking spot with high elevation and foggy atmosphere.
This is a must-see attraction in Abra that showcases terraced water falls within Tineg. However, you would want to check out the place during rainy seasons for a more impressive look.
If you can’t visit Kaparkan Falls, this is the best alternative. Pagting Falls is a two tiered waterfall located in Bangued. The fun experience is climbing the sides of the waterfall to reach the upper level.
This 900-meter long bridge extends through the popular Abra River. It’s one of the longest bridges in the Philippines where you can witness the rocky side of the province.
Gabriela Silang Shrine
After Tangadan Tunnel, this is the place to visit. Gabriela Silang, a Philippine revolution’s heroine, is actually a local of Abra.
The cathedral sits just a few feet away from the Provincial Capitol. Beside the cathedral is its old convento which has now been converted into a school.
The Santa Catalina de Alejandria Parish Church, populary known as the Tayum Church is a 19th Century Baroque church located in the town of Tayum in Abra Province. It is about 10-15 minutes away by tricycle from the town of Bangued.
Our Lady of Peace Church
San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine
This cemetery chapel of Bangued was built during the 19th century. It is a brick chapel with twin belfries and triangular pediment.
What else to do? Food trip! A must-try when in the province is Abra’s pancit miki. It is made of miki noodles flavored with pork broth and annatto seeds (atsuete).
How to Get to Abra
From Manila, you can ride Dominion or Partas bus to reach Abra’s capital, Bangued. Once you’re there, you can ride a tricycle to visit nearby towns and tourists attractions. But if you’re using a private vehicle, you can reach Bangued within 7-8 hours from Rizal Park/Kilometer Zero. Use the Manila North Road, TPLEX, SCTEX, or NLEX when going to Abra. You can follow the road signs if you’re not familiar with the area or study the directions via Google Map. Enjoy the sceneries as you take a long road trip to the beautiful city of Abra.