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Baclayon Church, Bohol Island

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The second oldest church in the Philippines, Baclayon Church was founded in 1596 and is a National Historical Landmark. Though it was established in the 16th century, the current stone structure as you see it today was not completed until 1727. Unfortunately, a 2013 earthquake caused a lot of damage to the site. However, it is still standing and holds many significant religious relics. It is also known for its striking 19th-century Baroque and Neoclassical pulpit. Before you head to Bohol Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bohol Island trip builder, to make sure you see all that Bohol Island has to offer, including Baclayon Church.
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  • It is a nice place to visit and take some photos. But I wish their museum will have more exciting guides to tour everybody around.  more »
  • This church is considered one of the oldest in the Philippines. Was jeopardized with the earthquake of 1755. Calls quite attention for architecture and by the beautiful belfry. Very beautiful on the inside too. Part of the full day tour for Bohol.. Well worth the visit.
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  • Considered as one of the oldest church in Bohol. I saw how it was destroyed. Without second thoughts, I went inside. Being a Catholic, I know the feeling of almost losing a part of our history. It is ...  more »
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  • The church is under construction. No one is allowed inside except for their museum. Nice place and architecture. Thank God the government is saving it.
  • One of the oldest churches in the country, it's readily accessible from the Bohol Circumferential Road. The place is still being rehabilitated after the Bohol earthquake, but the museum is accessible for a small entrance fee of Php 50-75. It could get really hot outside, so it's best to visit before or after midday.
  • Though the church is still under rehab, I was able to appreciate its beauty late in the afternoon where the sun rays pass through the colored glass. It was magnificent.
  • Photos take after the earthquake. Hoping to see this church soon and find out personally if it's repaired now.
  • The place is just romantic and grandiose. With a very interesting background. And don't forget to check their museum as well. Interesting displays of antiques.

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Where to stay in Bohol Island

With its harbor linking it to nearby Cebu, Tagbilaran City contains most of the accommodations on Bohol Island. Budget hotels and hostels sit alongside luxurious options in the main town center, while on the outskirts and by the sea a number of resorts and holiday villas cater to visitors with deeper pockets. Linked to Bohol Island by bridge, Panglao Island offers a wealth of beachfront resorts and hotels with private beaches, diving equipment rentals, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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