Pindangan Ruins

Cathedral of Saint William the Hermit

Seven Hills

Tomb of Unknown Soldier

City Hall

Ma-Cho Temple

Bacsil Ridge Monument

Moro Watch Tower

La Union Science Centrum & Museum

 
     
 

Pindangan Ruins

 
  Pindangan Ruins is the vestige of the oldest church that was built in May 6, 1786 that symbolizes the union of two sitios, SAN VICENTE DE BALANAC, a coastal village, and SAN GUILLERMO DE DALANGDANG, a village at the foothills of mountains, both desiring for mutual protection against their assailants, the pirates and the headhunters through Fr. Jose Torres in 1759. The settlement was named as Pindangan which was derived from the Ilocano word Pindang, a traditional method of drying fish in the locality. On the same date, May 6, 1786 that Pindangan was founded as Ministerio de San Fernando in Honor of King Ferdinand of Spain. The church was damaged due to the earthquake that occurred in the year 1892.  
     
 
 
  Location: Barangay Parian  
     
 

The Carmelite Nuns built their Monastery in the area given to them by Bishop Victorino Ligot in 1974 and the ruins were uncovered for the people to see and appreciate. The ruins were preserved during the two hundred years that they were covered by vegetation.

 
     
     
     
 

Cathedral of Saint William the Hermit

 
 

The church was reconstructed by the residents through the efforts of Bishop Santiago C. Sancho in1947-1949 after it was destroyed during the liberation of the province in 1945 and rededicated on February 10, 1949.

Location: Barangay II (Poblacion)

 
 
 
     
     
 

Seven Hills

 
     
 

Capitol Hill

  • Location: Barangay II (Poblacion)
    • Site of the Provincial Capitol
 
 

Heroes Hill & Freedom Park Stairway

  • Situated at the eastern portion of the Capitol Hill. To be found are Nine (9) statues of our National Heroes, signifying the people’s reverence to their works and sacrifices in attaining the freedom of our nation. There are a total of 153 steps.
  • Location: Barangay II (Poblacion)
 
 

Pagoda Hill

  • It is where the Chinese-Filipino Pagoda stands, commanding a panoramic view of the city and the San Fernando City Bay.
  • Location: Barangay II (Poblacion)
 
 

Bethany Hill

  • Location: Barangay II (Poblacion)
  • Location of Bethany Hospital that was built by Protestant Missionaries in the early 1920’s
 
 

Mirador Hill

  • The highest point of the city where the capitol water reservoir stands.
  • Location: Barangay II (Poblacion)

 

 
 

Mariner’s Hill

 
 

Location: Barangay Catbangen, San Fernando City

 
 
  • It served as a navigational reference point to guide ships and seafarers sailing the San Fernando City Harbor
 
     
 

Miracle Hill

  • The home of the New Miracle Mission chapel, atop a cliff facing the sea.
  • Location: Barangay Pagdaraoan
 
     
 
 
 

Tomb of Unknown Soldier

 
 
  • Popularly known as “monumento”
  • Project of the Lions Club, demonstrating the resident’s most precious contribution to all soldiers who defended San Fernando that causes its freedom.
  • Location: Barangay Madayegdeg
 
     
     
 

City Hall

 
 

Built in 1963 during the administration of Mayor Lorenzo Dacanay and Speaker Pro-Tempore Francisco I. Ortega of the 1st District of La Union serves as the seat of the City Government and temple of justice of its people. Designed by a well respected artist in the person of Architect Felipe Mendoza.

  • Location: Barangay I (Poblacion)
 
     
     
 
 
 

Ma-Cho Temple

 
   
  Location: Barangay I (Poblacion)  
     
 

Many Filipino-Chinese venerate the image of Ma-zeun shrine at the Macho Temple at the City. The image believed to have a Christian counterpart known as Virgin of Caysasa, which is found in St. martin in Taal, Batangas.

The Macho Temple main edifice adorned with detailed Chinese ancient decors. The building were constructed by skilled workers direct from Taiwan and was designed by Architect Diokno.
 
     
 

Bacsil Ridge Monument

 
   
  Location: Barangay Bacsil  
     
  Bacsil Ridge is one of the most famous battle sites in the region. This is found in a mountainous terrain about 10 kilometers east of the city proper. It was the border of the Japanese Line established in mid-January 1945 and the Joint 121st Infantry Regiment of USAPIF-NI. A monument stands in the ridge to commemorate the hard-fought and won battle in the city.  
     
     
     
 

Moro Watch Tower

 
 

Stands as a symbol of the bravery and unity of the earlier residents in their fight against the marauding pirates called “Tirong, who plundered the Ilocos seacoasts more than 400 year ago. The watch tower was turned-over to the City Government on June 29, 2007.

  • Location: Barangay Carlatan
 
     
     
 
 
     
 

La Union Science Centrum & Museum

 
     
 

La Union Science Centrum and Museum (LUSCM), the first-ever interactive hands-on discovery museum in the North, provides a practical and exciting alternative to formal education through interactive exhibits and its portable Planetarium. LUSCM is a learning center for everyone. It is an environment where science is portrayed as a dynamic and active process more than just a collection of facts and figures. It encourages children and adults alike to explore, interact and appreciate science and technology, culture and environment.

A museum, collections coming from the formerly the Museo de La Union, was also instituted to augment the science interactive exhibits aiming to preserve the rich local history of La Union.
 
     
   
 
  • Location: Barangay Cadaclan
 
     
 

A project of:

  • Senator Francis N. Pangilinan
  • The City Government of San Fernando
  • The Provincial Government of La Union
  • Office of Congressman Manuel C. Ortega
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology
  • National Museum of the Philippines
 
     
 

LUSCM is composed of 5 Galleries

  1. Kadaklan Burial Site and Environmental Gallery
  2. Museum
  3. Dark Room
  4. Main Science Gallery
  5. Portable Planetarium
 
 
 
 
 
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