St. Thomas Aquinas Church | Things to do in Mangaldan-Pangasinan

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Another pilgrim site in Pangasinan, found in Mangaldan, a 417 year old church. St. Thomas Aquinas is known to be the patron of knowledge that most of its devotees are the ones who wish to pass their examination, specially those who are taking bar exams. Since 1962, the church's physical structure did not change but also had little renovations except for the altar which they call "retable" that was renovated in 2016 with the help and contributions of the people. Handrawn paintings of the 13 Stations of the Cross will get your attention. Religious and artsy devotees will enjoy going through each station while appreciating the details of a hundred year old paintings.
Open: 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM (office closed every Tuesday)
Address: Rizal Ave., Poblacion, Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Fee: None
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Nearby attractions

Mangaldan Pasalubong Center
Attraction
0.66 km away

The Mangaldan Pasalubong Center is located right in front of town’s municipal hall. It was established back in November 2015 by Municipal Mayo Bona Fe De Vera-Parayno. The center carries Mangaldan’s local meat products - tapa, tocino, longganisa, hotdog, bangus sardines, and “batutay” (carabao beef). This is in partnership with the town’s Meat and Fish Processing Center located 10 minutes away. Other products on sale include peanut brittle, peanut butter, chili oil and sauce, garlic flakes, assorted chips, and fruit wines. Visitors can purchase their pasalubong between 8am to 7pm daily.

Mangaldan Public Market Meat Processing and Fish Packaging
Attraction
0.98 km away

Started in 2013 when DTI handed equipments for making longganisa. This is where all the meat products sold at Mangaldan's pasalubong center come from. The government assigned an experienced meat butcher and a meat vendor to train their staff how to process meat like beef, pork and carabao. Local cooperatives and students go here also to observe the meat process. From grinding, marinading, packing and cooking, they make sure that everything is in its good quality.

Romana Peanut Brittle
Attraction
1.01 km away

Home of the best and the original peanut brittle of the North. Started by Ramona De Vera in 1958 and now being managed by her sons and daughters. The business started when Ramona tried making peanut brittle for her friends while baking on her Culinary class. Since her recipe is remarkably satisfying her friend's and family's sweet tooth, she started the business and later on, being copied by some local manufacturers. Never miss the chance to buy pasalubong at their store and be tempted with the milky and buttery aroma coming from their plantation. Their peanuts are carefully hand picked and observe a strict policy in cleanliness while inside their plantation. Their peanut brittle is distributed mostly in Baguio even in famous malls like SM and Robinsons.

Where to stay

Hotel Trish
₱2400.00
Hotels and homes
0.55 km away

Strategically located at Mangaldan, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Puerto Aplaya Beach Resort
₱3500.00
Hotels and homes
5.44 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in San Fabian. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Hollywood Beach Cottages
₱1200.00
Hotels and homes
5.46 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in San Fabian, Pangasinan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered. 

Getting there and around

Rizal Ave., Poblacion, Mangaldan, Pangasinan

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