Baclayon Church, Bohol Island

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Bohol Province
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. By using our Bohol Island trip itinerary planning website , you can arrange your visit to Baclayon Church and other attractions in Bohol Island.
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  • Sobsno Church itself we don't hit, but walked her Unusual architecture for us.. Spanish asceticism. Nice and interesting to visit.
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  • the church still stood amidst the earthquake hits previous years... we was not able to go inside since it is undergoing reconstruction. Nearby museum can be visited if you're fond of antiques.  more »
  • The church was great and amazing as we saw the ancient scriptures of the kings and queens. There were several souvenirs. The sculptures of the kings and queens seemed attractive it felt like a story w...  more »
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  • The church is still under renovation. You can not go inside the church. The church is simple yet you can feel the Spanish Colonial Era here.
  • A quick tour to this historic place gives you the feel of Spanish occupation in Bohol...a little bit creepy yet so beautiful... Picture taking is not allowed inside the Church and the museum. Entrace ticket is 50 Php.
  • One of historical church in Bohol very accessible for transportation .Appreciate the interior design of ancient people .Restoration of the church is nearly completed.
  • Great Historical Church... glad to see it restored after the 2013 Earthquake that destroyed the tower.
  • 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.

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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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