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Baclayon Church

Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
038-540-9373
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Bohol Island
Type: Historic Sites
Description: One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
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San Juan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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Valencia, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This church is very historical, it's not really amusing to very young kids but it is amusing to teens and adults.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a beautiful church that has now been damaged by earthquake. They are currently in the process of repairing it - thank god for that.

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Its very sad looking now after the earthquake but its still full of history and its a quick stop to take some pics of the damage anyway. Its in the process of being rebuilt but it will take a long time. Its a shame to see such an important structure so damaged.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Just viewed from outside, it has been badly damaged by Nov 2013 eathquake. Hopefully, most of it will be fixed with no damage to the historic roots.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The church is still impressive, despite being so damaged by the earthquake. Actually, the main damage is on the facade and the tower, but the interior has suffered mostly surface damage. It is well worth entering and your money will help restore the church to some semblance of its former glory. Compared with the damage suffered in Loboc, it actually... More

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