La Union Provincial Capitol and panoramic view of San Fernando City

The La Union Provincial Capitol wasn’t your run-of-the-mill government structure. Built during the American occupation, the building sits on top of a beautifully landscaped hill overlooking the West Philippine Sea and entire coast of San Fernando, the capital city of La Union.

The facade may have appeared plain compared to other provincial capitols in the Philippines but my attention was caught by what greeted us after stepping past its stately front doors.

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Facade of La Union Provincial Capitol in San Fernando City, La Union

La Union Provincial Capitol

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Provincial seal of La Union Provincial Government at the entrance lobby

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Aerial view of San Fernando City, La Union

My favorite part of the capitol was the rooftop balcony behind the main building. The elevation provided a great aerial view of San Fernando City, the awesome coastline (including Poro Point), clear skies, and inviting ocean waters.

This viewpoint looks like an excellent place to see the sun setting over the West Philippine Sea.

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Elevated view of San Fernando City coastline from the rooftop of La Union Provincial Capitol

After lunch and photo-ops at the capitol, we drove out of La Union province and arrived in Baguio just in time for a much needed snack at Te Quiero Tapas Bar.