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Address: Baclayon Church Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 38 540 9373

One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.

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Nice church and museum.

This is the oldest church in Bohol, and it's made of coral stone. It was in the middle of restoration at the time of my visit so the church proper was actually empty, with an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Julio Areck C
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, this church, as well as many churches was damaged by the 2013 Earthquake. We were allowed to go in, but you have to be careful as everything is being re-built on the side. Additionally, there are ceiling tiles that are missing or have chunks of tiles missing. I was totally shocked at the devastation of this earthquake as I... More 

Thank Paul V
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest church in Bohol, and it's made of coral stone. It was in the middle of restoration at the time of my visit so the church proper was actually empty, with an adoration room for the religious activity. The museum has lots of antiques. If you are into ecclesiastical art history, you'll love it.

Thank Julio Areck C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not worth really, no parking, under constant restoration and high entrance fees. And not even pretty.

Thank Guenther V
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

one of the oldest church of philippine history its located in the heart of bohol its under renovation due to earthquake but eventhough was damage is still look very beautifull and amazing.

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We went there noontime. The museum is closed so is the church. Hence, we only saw the facade of the place. It is still undergoing restoration since it was heavily damaged by the earthquake.

Thank mlm_106
Heiloo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Nice Spanish colonial church, a pity about the damage done by the earthquake of 2013. Don't expect the splendour of European churches, but this is nice in its own way. Museum has some old priest clothing, very nice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

The church is currently under renovation and I didn't got impressed with it, the Santa Maria is much more rich

Thank Ibrahim E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

They have a temporary church set up next to it. It looks like the restoration on the outside is finished so the interior must be under restoration. It is a large structure. It looks like years to finish. The natives sell candles to buy and lite. IT would have been much better if they had a gallery to show before... More 

San Pedro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

There is a minimal entrance fee to help restoration efforts after the church got damaged by the earthquake but items on display make it totally worth it. There are tour guides inside should you wish to ask a couple of questions, I didn't feel like I needed one and they gave me space. I am in no way religious but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Very old church. Our guide Gigi got us the tickets. Entered and saw all the old statues. In 2013, an earthquake damaged the church fully and now no mass yet but a small room nearby. Museum can't take photos inside. Also no touch.

Thank Abu_Firas_11

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