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Address: Baclayon Church Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
Phone Number: 038-540-9373
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One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.

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Returning from the rubble

I have visited this church on 5 previous occasions over the last 15 years and as the second oldest church in the Philippines it is so atmospheric and ancient. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Moonrock1962
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Tasmania
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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this church on 5 previous occasions over the last 15 years and as the second oldest church in the Philippines it is so atmospheric and ancient. It was heartbreaking to hear of its severe damage in an earthquake 2 years ago but wonderful to see the restoration work underway on our most recent visit. The main damage... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church was under construction when I visited. However they have a nice mseum on the attic.It shows all sorts of artifacts of the church.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Philippines in 2015 and this had been damaged by the earthquake. I think it has improved since then but isn't fully restored yet,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Baclayon Church was closed for repair when we visited because it was damaged by a recent earthquake. Instead, we had a guided tour of the Museo that houses many church artifacts like vestments and statues. We walked on floor boards that are over two hundred years old, crossed thresholds and looked out of windows that are just as old.... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great church, damaged by an earthquake and is being restored. there is museum of upstairs. donate cash for its restoration.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

To see the altar untouched despite the destruction caused by the last earthquake as a sight to behold. The magnets in the gift shop is one of a kind. A bit pricey but nicest in the island.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Maybe because the Church's foundation is not purely limestone, the damage brought about by the earthquake is not extensive. The hundreds year old church is well maintained and even has a museum of artifacts from the time it was built.

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caloocan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

you will be amaze how this old church was preserved throughout centuries..we recently visit the place and it is under preservation..we visit also the museum which we pay Php50. buy some souvenirs, again to help the funding for the restoration.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

As part of our tour of the attractions of Bohol Island, we visited Baclayon church, one of the oldest and most beautiful churches built by the Jesuits during the Spanish Era in the Visayas region. The church was heavily damaged by a 7.2 earthquake in 2013 and when we visited it last June, we were happy to see that it... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The church is currently under renovation because it sustained major damage during the earthquake in 2013 so we weren't really able to see its beauty entirely. However, the altar is still intact and it was beautiful. It's good that at least that part wasn't damaged. Hopefully, it will really be restored by 2017, as was said by our guide. We... More 

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