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Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum

National Road, Baclayon, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Baclayon
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mandaue, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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
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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This museum is beside the old baclayon church, one of the oldest, if not the oldest, church in Asia. It is housed in an old convent. The old wooden floors made of Philippine hardwood is still intact in most places. Centuries Old vestments and missals are on display. The collection, however, is limited. So don't expect something as extensive as... More

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Amazing religious collection. It is sad to note that one of the best and precious art pieces was stolen and found in another country. I was impressed when i saw all these collection. The church was likewise a special valuable place itself. It is nice to have decided to visit this museum

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were indeed amazed with this Museum.. it was small.. but it houses artifacts which are really worth seeing... we had an educational tour in this Musuem.. thanks to our guide who was soo ready to impart her knowhow in the history of the Baclayon church and of Bohol as well... Thanks to our driver Jimmy too... who was some... More

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Please note: you can explore the church for free. You only have to pay to get into the museum on the 2nd floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is for the religious by heart, and the travelers interested in some good historical architecture.

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

you get to see the old remnants of the church since it was built. Some artifacts were displayed. The Museum building itself is old enough to need renovation

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