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Address: National Road, Baclayon, Philippines
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In the same complex as Baclayon Church of the Immaculate Conception, though...

In the same complex as Baclayon Church of the Immaculate Conception, though it is separate in the sense that the museum charges an entrance fee and the church does not.

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Baclayon church otherwise known as San Agustin church was built in 1596 and is one of the oldest in the Philippines. Unfortunately is was devastated during the earthquake of 2013... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Baclayon church otherwise known as San Agustin church was built in 1596 and is one of the oldest in the Philippines. Unfortunately is was devastated during the earthquake of 2013. The museum houses interesting pieces from candelabras, priest garments, religious icons, ancient documents, etc.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I spent only about 10 minutes in the museum. It has some old relics that were interesting, but also old and dusty. The church is lovely, but undergoing renovations after the earthquake, which took away from the experience. Definitely worth a bit of time, but don't plan to be there for more than 20 minutes altogether. Photos in the museum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It's very sad that the church has not been recovered yet from the wreckage of the past earthquake . Although , it's always be a memory that stay still !!! It will take time to recuperate to its original structure :(

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Thank 13arnel
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Paid 50 pesos just to see what's inside. Nothing extraordinary, just some relics kept intact, but was unkempt. There was dust everywhere. Photos are not allowed. I hope they run the place well. But if you are a relic fanatic, then its for you.

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Thank Bohemian_Soul
Cainta, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The museum is located beside the Baclayon church. There is a P50.00 ($1.00) entrance fee that comes with a tour guide. Inside you can see the old holy statues and dresses used to clothes these statues. There were also dresses with gold lining and the like. The museum was an old residents of priests and nuns. It is not allowed... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

After visiting the adjacent Baclayon Church, we visited their Ecclesiastical Museum. As the name indicates, the museum focuses on ECCLESISTICAL objects-- those pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. The museum allows you to travel back to the era before Vatican II reforms made Roman Catholic churches "modernized." There are Tridentine vestments and pre-Vatican II altar cards, church historical records, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The tour van dropped us off here to see the oldest church in Bohol . The church is in renovation and repair right now due to the earthquake from 2013 . We didnt really have a guide , I was not aware that there were guides... There is a fee to go in the museum . Sadly the museum part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

learned a lot from the tour guide and was able to see a lot of antiques. the church itself is still under renovation but the place is still beautiful.

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Thank Ina E
Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Do not visit. Horrible, rotting, neglected artefacts and historical items that are full of dirt, dust and grime and whatever else you can think of. It breaks my heart to see these items could've been preserved in a much better state had the community given it the respect it deserves and use the contributions and donations they receive from generous... More 

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Cavite Province, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I like the museum with life-sized saints & some old church relics on display. Amazed by the way it has been preserved tfor centuries.

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