Baclayon Church, Bohol Island

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#1 of 13 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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  • Step in the tour at Chocolate Hills. It is the oldest Cathedral in Bohol is set next to the sea. Seriously damaged by the earthquake in 2013 the Cathedral is not open to the public (the Museum). The restoration works are inadequate and do not think you will be able to visit it for a long time yet.
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  • located next to the covered market at the level of the port of baclayon, she's very pretty to observe from the sea!
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  • Church reported to the sixteenth century and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception built by Jesuits. Has been devastated over the centuries by earthquakes being rebuilt then. The last was in 2013 that caused major damage still visible. The interior is rich in your paintings especially the ceilings of the nave. Has decorated murals and a typically Baroque pulpit. Very appealing and polychrome inside. The outside is austere aspect.
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  • We stopped here as part of a Bohol tour. We started with the museum which was really interesting. It has quite a lot of historical items and relics. The area was all wooden and felt ancient. Unfortunately, the church was being renovated so we weren't able to go in. The doors were still open though so we were able to take a peek inside to see the beautiful rooftop mural that was being repainted, as well as the altar. Would be nice to go when the church is finished to see how it looks on the outside and inside.
  • This is actually a museum with a very extensive collection of religious artifacts. I highly recommend visiting just for the sheer beauty of their collection. Also, at 50 pisos, it would be a shame to just drive by... Oh, they have absolutely adorable tarsier magnets in the souvenir shop.
  • The restoration is almost done. The restorationwork is highly commendable. The church however is still closed. A temporary chapel beside the church is being used for liturgical services.
  • Being renovated, the church is closed for public. Patrons go to a temporary (it looks permanent, though) place of worship in front of Central Baclayon Elementary School. The schedule masses has not changed.
  • Touristy kind of feel. Good to know that they are restoring the church from the not-so-long-ago earthquake that damaged it.

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