A trip to Abra starts in Bangued, the capital town of the province. Go to the view deck of Victoria Park at Cassamata Hill National Park to get a bird’s eye view of Abra’s plains, mighty rivers, and mountain peaks. There are a few heritage sites to see in town including the Cathedral of Saint James the Greater (Bangued Church) and San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine (cemetery chapel).
How to go — You can catch a direct bus from Manila to Bangued. Travel time takes around 8 hours. Or, from Ilocos Norte via Narvacan. Travel time from Narvacan takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. Meanwhile, travel time from Vigan takes around 2 hours.