Baclayon Church
Baclayon Church
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One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
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Edwin Tee
Quezon City, Philippines114 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is one of the old church buildings built in the 1700s. There is a museum inside with an entrance fee of 50 pesos that shows old clothes of the priest, old hymnal books, bibles, and some ivory statues. The relics look old and dusty. They are poorly housed and very hot during summer.
Written February 23, 2020
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Daydream20604
davao city1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
its definitely a great experience for me....a breathtaking site,a must see place to visit..u will miss half of ur life if you dont visit the place...
Written March 1, 2005
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Roger W
Siebnen, Switzerland1,708 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
this church was pretty destroyed during the earthquake. Now it’s builded new again. There also have a museum which you can visit. But i found it nothing special. The church is ok, nice to see but also not a must see!!
Written April 29, 2019
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,802 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
this jesuit church is on the main road by the sea with claimed oldest one on the archipelagoes. the buiding is made od big white coral stones and interior design with beautiful ceiling paintings abiut jesus and St.Mary and others. the museum is also main sanctuary of religious collections, baby jesus statue, St.Mary, San Pedro and etc.At the back of museum, there is a wish well that visitor can make a wish then ring the overhanging bell and drop a coin to make his wish come true.
Written April 8, 2019
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LexieAnimeTravel
Belgium255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
If you're visiting Baclayon Church you'll have to visit the seaside area as well. You'll get the best view of the church on that area since it's located near the road.
Written December 1, 2018
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SunMoonMama
Manila70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If, like me, you've done the requisite Bohol Tour (Chocolate Hills, Loboc RIver, Tarsiers and then some) and have wondered what else Bohol has to offer, Biyahe Baclayon is for you. Each of the activities has been thought out to benefit the community and promote sustainable tourism, which is why I am glad to support it 100%.

Dolphin Watching - It's always a treat to come out and see them in the wild. Waking up early is the hardest part for me, but catching the sunrise before heading to Pamilacan Island is an added bonus. Every time we've gone we've seen pods - sometimes just floating along, other times jumping out of the water. One time we were lucky enough to be surrounded by over a hundred dolphins and spent 40 minutes enjoying their company. There's really nothing like it, and for me it's much more rewarding than seeing them in captivity.

Buggy Adventure Trail - I love this tour, it never gets old! What I like most is how there's a story to the hour and a half trail, and it's not just a mere dune buggy for rent. Whether sunny, cloudy, or even drizzling, there hasn't been a time when this wasn't fun. There's so much scenery to take in around Baclayon - trees, cliffs, fields, lakes - and it's even better appreciated when Jeff, our guide, shares facts about the flora and fauna in the area. Tip: if you go in the afternoon on a weekday, you'll get to wave at lots of kids coming home from school. The have the biggest and brightest smiles in the world!
Written August 16, 2010
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Peacelovelvis
Cebu Island, Philippines9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have gone to Bohol many times from the United States. Baclayon does not fail to make me want to go back again, and again and again. It truly feels like my 2nd home. They have beautiful ancestral houses where in they converted to a bed and breakfast all over the town. They sell beef on a stick that they call barbq along the the Buluarte Sea wall and have an amazing Tourism center. Where you can rent out 4 wheeler motorcycles called bugys, dolphin watching, treks where you will see the beautiful wonders of bohol. A gem of the Philippines. That is why I will be back. See you soon Bohol! <3
Written April 2, 2010
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Ambassador5228
california2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
BACLAYON CHURCH is a must see stop for any serious tourist interested in art, culture and history. The main church is a museum piece in itself, an zmazing imposing structure with its breathtaking altar and features. The museum has a treasure-filled collection of religious artifacts showcasing a rich showcase of Spain's fabled legacy: the cross and the sword. Many items have weathered the test of time, while many have been lost to pirates, peddlers and predators. The museum guides are very knowledgeable and the setup itself takes advantage of the convento where it is now located. There is only a handful of materials that are available, and more literature would have also been welcome at the souvenir section highlighting the museum. We met the amiable and friendly monsignor as well as the sisters of the school adjoing the church. They are also Bohol's secret- Boholanos are among the friendliest people on earth. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one.
Written February 14, 2006
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Roger T
Honolulu, HI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
This church is not far from Tagbilaran. It's a very historic and beautiful old Spanish church, however it was severely damaged during the great earthquake a couple of years back. It's still well worth a visit.
Written June 11, 2015
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Nafis A
Australia2,686 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Located on the road to the Chocolate Hills from Tagbilaran airport or Panglao Island (Tagbilaran East Road), this 18th century coral stones church (also known as The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Parish Church) was completed in 1727. The quandrangular watchtower, which was also the church's bell tower, was finished in 1777, and still has the six out of the original nine bells that were placed there there between 1880 to 1894. The importance of this church to the history and culture of the Philippines is highlighted by its listing as a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. It was submitted for consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Philippines under the 'Jesuit Churches of the Philippines' category.

The island of Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas were hit by a 7.2 scale (Richter) earthquake on October 15, 2013. Centuries-old churches in Bohol, including Baclayon and several other churches designated as National Cultural Treasures were heavily damaged. Good news is that the diocese of Tagbiliran has pledged to rebuild all the damaged churches within its fold. In association with government agencies, pre-restoration work has commenced with scaffolding up around the compound, and the church is currently out of bounds to visitors.
Written June 10, 2015
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