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Baclayon Church

Address: Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
Phone Number: 038-540-9373
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Ranked #5 of 39 Attractions in Bohol Island
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
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Inwood, West Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This place was very damaged by the earthquake in 2013. It was one of the first stops I had for a 3 day tour and it was worth the time.

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QCPhilippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The church was greatly affected by the earthquake. It was under renovation but visitors were still allowed to go around the church and check out the ruins. The small museum on the second was open for public viewing

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The church is open to visitors - interesting and worth a quick stop over. Some interesting artifacts in the museum upstairs - a guide is helpful.

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Makati, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you are a catholic then its a good place to stop by first if you are visiting Bohol so that you may pray for good anda happy vacation in bohol or for a spiritual visit. you also light some candles and pray for certain fortune for yourself or others wellness. a small entrance fee for entering the museum part... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Church being renovated. Small entrance fee charged. Nice stop off on way to Tarsier and Choc mountains

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This church is closed off to the public at present as it has suffered greatly from the earthquakes. There are remnants of interesting architecture.

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Manila, Philippines
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the oldest churches in the province. Unfortunately, it suffered enormous damage during the devastating earthquake of October 2013, Efforts are being made by both the private and public sectors to rebuild and restore it to is original but there are serious doubts if that is attainable. Such a terrible loss! There used to be an ecclesiastical... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Second oldest church in Philippines built during the Spanish era. Good place to learn about the religious heritage of Phillippines esp during Spanish times. You will find it to be made up of coral stones which was artistically done a long back and is still prominent. The church as i heard was made to resemble the shape of a Cross.... More 

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Mandaue, Philippines
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We could no longer see the front of the church because there was a reconstruction process going on. We were not also able to look inside because it was closed. I am not sure also if the church is open to the public with the reconstruction going on. We just have to contend ourselves with looking at this side of... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Built in 1727 Baclayon Church is billed as the oldest stone coral church in the region and the second oldest in the Philippines after St Agustin's church in Manila (1720). It didn't strike me as a church at all though, being without a steeple or a spire, but it's an impressively grand old building nonetheless. After paying a minimal entrance... More 

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