We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Boac, Marinduque Island, Philippines
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Historic Church

the structure is a marriage of the old and the new. Although not the oldest church in Marinduque, the grand architechture and the details used to adorn it cannot just be brushed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Quezon City, Philippines
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

the structure is a marriage of the old and the new. Although not the oldest church in Marinduque, the grand architechture and the details used to adorn it cannot just be brushed off. The interior is beautiful even the carvings at the door. It is also nice to read on the captions around the church as these are very informative... More 

Thank iGURUt
Marikina, Philippines
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is century old church, treasure of Marinduque I say. Well managed & preserved one, I love the design on the altar and the ceiling. Noticed the carving on the huge door, beautiful. What the exciting part of this location is the challenge of going thru Cathedral w/c is situated on the hill at Mataas na Bayan, literally high! A... More 

Thank CelniJO28
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The cathedral has this nice, ancient, rustic feel. Loved the carving on the doors, the huge bell and the whole facade.

Thank kalliepepper
Muscat, Oman
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A must visit when in Marinduque, found at the center of Boac town. Up high on a hill at Mataas na bayan. Old yet timeless. Feel the closeness with the Almighty. wheeew! you ROCK!

Thank MorionRunner
Caloocan, Philippines
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was my first time to visit Marinduque. I was bound to Torrijos to visit relatives apart from visiting the beaches and caves. I arrived in Boac after about 9 to 10 hours travel from Manila. Upon arriving, I stayed in Tahanan sa Isok hotel, which is in real good area for strolling around the small municipality centre. There I... More 

Thank SupremoBonifacio
Level Contributor
124 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Right in the center of the city. Well preserved church built in 1792. It is set up on a hill that overlooks the town of Boac. You get a nice view from the roof top of the Diocese of Boac that is right behind the Cathedral. Worth the visit.

Thank Ella_Salita
Muntinlupa, Philippines
Level Contributor
138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This church is made interesting by its location. It is high on a hill, and the moss-covered slabs of stone that serve as fence on the road leading to the church is an attraction unto itself. The church is not fantastic when lined up with other grand churches and cathedrals. But it is grand considering the scale in relation to... More 

1 Thank Angelito P
Cebu City, Philippines
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Church was situated on top of the hill overlooking the Boac town proper. It was a well preserved old church which i assume built during the Spanish colonization . We attended mass and procession there during our visit. Traveling to Boac Marinduque during Moriones festival is an arduous one. It took us hours to line up at the bus... More 

1 Thank wolftiger
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our hotel in Marinduque, Boac Hotel, is just across but we have to walk uphill going to the church.Since I like visiting churches, I was fascinated by this old church. A must-visit if you are in Marinduque. We visited also the church in Gasan (another town), about 20 mins away from this church.

1 Thank ClaireSimpao
Quezon City
Level Contributor
87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice quick stop at the quiet cathedral up a hill. Went to their office to offer prayer for the souls. Too bad we cant get inside, because there's a on-going burial mass. Not hard to find. Just look for the big Mama Mary or Jesus Christ and you're near. :)

1 Thank online_dreamer

Travelers who viewed Boac Cathedral also viewed

Marinduque Island, Mimaropa
Marinduque Island, Mimaropa
Marinduque Island, Mimaropa
Marinduque Island, Mimaropa

Been to Boac Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boac Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?