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St Peter's Church

Address: Bohol Interior Road, Loboc, Philippines
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Ranked #26 of 50 things to do in Loboc
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Though I have been to Bohol 2 times but this is the first time I wanted to see the church. It is in ruins and I did not any restoration work going on. I wonder why the government, is not doing anything to restore it. Every building of such age is an asset to the country. No wonder there are... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Loboc Church is the more popular name of the St. Peter the Apostle Church. Unfortunately, it was one of the many churches in Bohol province that were severely damaged by the October 2013 earthquake. It is only in this regard that I rank it as "terrible". A heartrending sight really especially if you have seen it before it was destroyed.... More 

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Mandaue, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Sadly this is how it looks now. It is painful to look at it and it has been sealed off. If there are plans to reconstruct this church, it would take so much to rebuild it in my opinion. It is severely devastated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Set alongside the Loboc River and across from the dock for the river buffet cruises, St Peter's Church must have been an incredibly impressive structure before the earthquake of 2013 saw the middle of the revered church fall away. The church is now in two parts and in ruins. We were informed it won't be rebuilt due to cost. One... More 

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Peace River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Earthquake hit this church and wiped it out pretty good. It's definitely cool to look at, although I do feel for everyone who used to attend it. It's probably the only time you'll get to see a beautiful building which looks to have been foot stomped by Godzilla, so I'd recommend stopping by.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Visited Loboc Church last May, 2013. The facade was the typical tripartite Boholano facade (with three arches) and there were two statues of saints in niches above the central piers. To my great misfortune (since the church came tumbling down in that devastating earthquake of October, 2013) this famous church was closed. Nevertheless, I took whatever pictures I can. The... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Right now the church is in almost total ruin. It is a real pity. Whether they can rebuild it is up in the air, as the ancient technology and the materials they used are not well documented. It will be a matter of time before its fate is known. You should definitely visit it, as it is still very impressive.... More 

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The Hague, NL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The church suffered significantly during earthquake in October 2013. At the moment it's just huge ruins. The church must be really impressive and worth visiting in the past, but now the big part of it is destroyed. Of course you cannot to inside - area around is closed for public. According to our guide there are plans to rebuild it,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Badly damaged during the earthquake, but still impressive Of course you can only circle around it and watch from the outside, your imagination has to do the rest, picture the lost grandeur

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

You can access this attraction by public bus (take the bus going to Carmen from Tagbilaran). If you have time to kill in Luzon, there is great fried chicken 5 mins walk up the road, the opposite direction as the river cruises.

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