We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lazi, Philippines

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very old stone church

St. Isidore is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. As with the first churches that still survive, the structure and design of this church is very simple and austere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Diwata L
,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Bolton, UK
Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This old Spanish church is situated in the town of Lazi and is opposite to the convent. As churches go it was quite interesting, mainly due to its construction being mainly out of coral, with the majority of it being pink. Apparently the walls are 1 meter thick and it was indeed quite cool inside. It's not a place you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

St. Isidore is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. As with the first churches that still survive, the structure and design of this church is very simple and austere. Though lacking in ornateness, it gives you a real glimpse of the early decades of Catholicism in the country. I couldn't help but be awed by the fact that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las PInas
Level Contributor
108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was part of the Falls tour that we took and it was a nice side trip because it provided a good solemn break from the nature tripping.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bacolod, Philippines
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Awesome old church with old wooden floor and a very unique door curtain....abaca rope! However, bats are freely flying inside and outside of the church.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cebu Island, Philippines
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just like any other old churches in the Philippines. But not so historical to look. and the place is near to commercial area. Not so preserved. But still still I appreciate it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The place was like preserved in a time capsule. I feel I time travelled. The place was not touristy - which I loved. There were no noise from the surroundings and it was just perfectly serene and peaceful. Not to mention the beautiful architecture of the church and the old convent; it was nostalgia, historically significant.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Valenzuela, Philippines
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Holds more of the old-world feel with its stone-facade reliefs still intact. Stones used in its structure show coral patterns. Inside, the two wooden pulpits can still be found attached to the pillars towards the front of the church. Wooden beams and supports and stairs are still maintained, but looks a bit less-cared for. Looks more worn down than the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sagay City, Philippines
Level Contributor
116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I am not a church person but I appreciated the peace and the solemnity in the premises of the church. We didn't get to go inside the church because it was already closed. There was an open version of the church complete with the altar and the pews just right outside the actual church under a big tree and I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

In all my travels, this is the first time I encountered wooden floors in a church of this size. Although wear and tear was very much evident, this flooring has so much promise being so unique, one of its kind. We hope the town officials realize this and come up with a project to restore the church's magnificence.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you want your selfie to be a bit different, you might want to visit this well preserved church and go ahead take that shot. This is one of the churches with a nice facade. And as told, you might want to make a wish whenever you visit a church for the 1st time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed St Isidore de Labrador Church also viewed

Siquijor Island, Visayas
 
Siquijor Island, Visayas
San Juan, Siquijor Island
 

Been to St Isidore de Labrador Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about St Isidore de Labrador Church

Address: Lazi, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Siquijor Island

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St Isidore de Labrador Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?