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Baclayon Church

Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
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Ranked #5 of 46 Attractions in Bohol Island
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
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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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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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156 reviews 156 reviews
60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

great architecturals design since it was very old i may say oldest church in asia. but was destructed by the quake that hits this year and hopefully will be reconstructed soon

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

i feel pity on the church which is ruin by the earthquake, it should be repaired immediately because catholic has a lot of money. they should ask assistance to the rome in order to bring back the old glory of the church.

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Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I remember how beautiful it was. So much history now. Travellers please bear w/ the Boholanos. After the earthquake, old churches are very affected and in need of serious repairs. Like this one. Understand the dust and construction. Admire its beauty history and the people's strength to stand up again. Listen to the guide's stories. It is still worth seeing... More

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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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