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Address: Baclayon Church Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 38 540 9373
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One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.

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Bohol Countryside Full-Day Tour
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Oldest church damage by earthquake

It's a very big old Spanish church that's being renovated but still good to see if you like churches

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
Mark W
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Tokyo, Japan
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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The newer church is next to the original one that was partly destroyed in an earthquake. We attended the Sunday service which was the same as home, except that it was in Tagalog. We understood what was going on, so we enjoyed the service nevertheless.

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Thank Min N
Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

been here several times already but this time a bit disappointed because its already closing time when we arrived. we just took pictures from outside. I like to visit their museum because there are lots of antique stuffs. very historical

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Makati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The church was undergoing renovation when we got there. It was damaged by an earthquake that struck Bohol. The altar was still intact and you can see centuries old images displayed in their museum. It is definitely one of the place you should visit when you go to Bohol.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

What do you do when your church building falls down? What do you do if the church building was not only the spiritual centre of your community, not only a physical hymn to the glory of God, but also of major historic and touristic importance? Well, as thecommunity around this church are showing, you pick yourself up. shake yourself down... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a very big old Spanish church that's being renovated but still good to see if you like churches

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Thank Mark W
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This place just sneaks up on you. Hundreds of years old with the artifacts and even old vestments to prove it! A great walk through the museum and church, well worth the time and energy!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

During our visit, the Baclayon Church were ordered closed for tourists because they just started the restoration project meant to restore and preserve the beauty of the historic religious place. However, the Baclayon Church were open for some tourists who want to go around the place. Since we had not a chance to enter the church itself, my fiancé and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Strolling around the Museum - <1 hour if you are just touring on your own to checkout the artifacts, but if you are the history buff like myself, getting a guide with you would be best because there's a lot of stories to tell - that way you can better appreciate the church / Museum. Note: It's still being renovated... More 

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Columbus OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The church was closed when I visited but we went inside the museum. I think it cost about 40 pesos to enter. The museum was rather dusty and drab but it had some lovely religious relics. Next to the church and museum are schools for boys and girls and there is a garden in the rear.

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