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. 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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  • October 1, 2017
    Church made of coral stone. only time 損 hui from the earthquake, so still in the renovation of. but the view is still non-Church things tend to view. There is the old colors. is only on the outside picture. we still progress to go to the Toilet. young people sing in the boardroom. 導 games introduce Ba Kalong the Church some of the miracles.
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  • September 11, 2017
    It is a very old (or probably the oldest) church in Bohol. We are not into historic or religious stuff so we could only appreciate the artifacts from a non-religious significance point of view. Photog...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    Baclayon is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baklajon is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran. The Church was founded by priest-Jesuit in the year 1596 and became the oldest Christian Church in Bohol. Coral stone church was completed in the year 1727. In the year 1768, the Church was restored.
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  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • May 13, 2017
    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.
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • May 20, 2017
    Photos take after the earthquake. Hoping to see this church soon and find out personally if it's repaired now.
  • March 25, 2017
    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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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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