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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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  • So the Church has unfortunately not really impressed incl the Museum, for which you pay little entry of course. There's many other things on the island that are watchable really
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  • There is a minimal entrance fee to help restoration efforts after the church got damaged by the earthquake but items on display make it totally worth it. There are tour guides inside should you wish t...  more »
  • 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 ...  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