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Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum

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Address: National Road, Baclayon, Philippines
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Description: In the same complex as Baclayon Church of the Immaculate Conception...
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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solemn and historical

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The church is not in a good state now and under construction due to the earthquake. The museum is just beside the church. It is very spiritually compensating when you visit the museum. You will see old documents of the church and the old abito of the priest before.

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There is nothing exhilarating or amazing in these collection, unless you are a history buff with a niched interest in ecclesiastical history. But buried inside these relics and jars and retablos and documents are the stories of a people. Let your imagination run wild. Ask questions? Create scenarios when old priests wore those ancient garments and how heavy they were,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The church is in a sorry state at present, pending reconstruction, and it seems that they have moved everything out into this museum. It has somewhat the feel of a junk shop, but there are some interesting things here; I was particularly fascinated by the old handwritten church records and wished I could look through them more closely.

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Mandaue, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

No cameras or mobile phones are allowed inside to take pictures. The museum itself is antique. That would have been beautiful but in my opinion, things are not beautifully arranged nor preserved. The lighting should have been improved because it was dark and difficult to see around. I was not able to appreciate it very well. For 50 Php entrance... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited this place as part of our countryside tour of Bohol in July 2010. The museum is an old convent which houses centuries-old religious relics, artifacts and antiquities. Though the collections are not that extensive, this is a must-see if you're Catholic or very interested in religious memorabilias. Old wooden plank floors are still intact but be careful as some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The church itself is fabulous (even in ruin), but the museum is not special. Having said that, you should definitely visit it so that you can contribute to the reconstruction funds. It has some nice pieces, but the interior of the building is more beautiful than anything housed in it. Definitely visit, definitely support the church.

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Ely, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This old church was badly damaged in the October 15th earthquake, and it's a shame. The collection here is outstanding, considering the hundreds year old memorabilia has not been well preserved. I hope the curators are able to salvage this collection.

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