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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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  • 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 wa...  more »
  • 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 lo...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Their used to be an impossing structure dominating this site. Now its just a ruin serving as a reminder of that fateful day sometime in October 2013. But the structure is being rebuilt, slowly but steady with the helping hands of the Baclayon community, this structure will impose its might again! Update: The tower has been rebuilt! They are now applying the final touches for the facade
  • The best preserved jesuit church in asia. Sad though that they had to do some renovations due to the earthquake but still, the church will take you back in history
  • This is amazing! Currently under restoration but still gorgeous . Museum on site - huge history, church made out of coral shells. If you are as impressed as I was - donations for the restoration are gratefully accepted. There is a souvenir shop on site run by. Nun. This is a must do stop in Bohol.
  • A must visit if you are into old churches. There is also a historic monument called the "blood compact" which is just near by.
  • Still under renovation after earthquake of 2013. Original tableaus. "Philipini-spaniard" design