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Baclayon Church

Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
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Ranked #5 of 42 attractions in Bohol Island
Type: Historic Sites
Description: One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
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Valletta, Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

During my last visit to Bohol Island, Philippines, on one occasion we managed to visit the Baclayon Church. However on arrival to our great disappointment we were met by a young Philippine nun who explained to us the hectic situation of this church in view of the last earthquake which caused very extensive damages to this church. I still say... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Baclayon Church is one of the oldest church in the Philippines. Parts of it is closed due to restoration caused by damaged of the earthquake in 2013. Even though it was damaged by the earthquake its still worth a visit and I personally think that ruins is part of the attraction. There are some section of it that is... More

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Manila, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Church of Baclayon is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Some 200 native forced laborers constructed the church from coral stones, which they took from the sea, cut into square blocks, and piled on to each other. They used bamboo to move and lift the stones in position, and used the white of a million eggs as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Earthquake pretty much made it difficult to appreciate the church. It isn't being used for mass anymore because parts of the wall cracked. The museum is okay but after visiting the museum at San Agustin, this one doesn't compare. Do drop by and make a donation though so that the church can be restored.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Pretty upset that the front of the church has been so damaged by the earthquake. You can't take that pretty picture of the whole church. However, the insides of the church looks beautiful with the alter and the coloured windows! Still a must to visit when you're in Bohol :)

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San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Pay entrance P50, there is a museum, can view some church items, the church interior can be seen(about 1/3 got destroyed) as you walk inside. pity cant hear the choir sing. We were totally in awe at the sight of the antique church- but structure really appeared weak. NOTE: there is an image of a Padre Pio outside in one... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I love old buildings. And this one is full of character. Amazing from the outside and inside. Whatever the main seating area in a church is called, this one is grand. Lots of old timber work. Impressive stained glass and a eclectic mixture of things on the altar make it a interesting place to explore.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I visited Baclayon Church in the early afternoon, so it was very hot and very sunny. From outside the church had the typical tripartite Boholano facade (three arches) made with fine stone blocks. The rest of the church was simple architecturally. On the right side there's this famous stain on the stone buttress said to look like Padre Pio -... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The church is very big . A very solemn place to pray . Been her twice and I'm still amazed by its beauty .

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Hannut, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There is not that much cultural things to see in Bohol and this one is, even if the earthquake has brought it to ruins.

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