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Boljoon

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(4.2/5 based on 25 reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: religious sites, museums
Boljoon is a in the province of, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of.Boljoon has a total land area of. It is bounded to the north by Alcoy, to the west by Malabuyoc, to the south by Oslob, and to the east by Bohol Strait.BarangaysBoljoon comprises 12 barangays, of which six (including Poblacion) are coastal, and the rest inland: Arbor Baclayan El Pardo Granada Lower Becerril Lunop Nangka Poblacion San Antonio South Granada Talisay Upper BecerrilBoljoon ChurchNuestra Señora de Patrocinio Parish Church of Boljoon shows old and intricate carvings and bas-reliefs. It is in a pseudo-baroque rococo style. It has a main nave, a transcript, and twenty-eight pillars which support the walls. The walls are as thick as the pillars which are 2 m thick and made of mortar and lime.Boljoon became a visita of Carcar founded according to some authors in 1599. It became an independent vicariate on October 31, 1690, and on April 5, 1692, Fr. Nicolas de la Cuadra was appointed as prior. Because of the lack of priests, the church was turned over to the Jesuits on September 27, 1737, following the recommendation of the intermediate chapter of 1732. In the year 1747, the General of the Augustinians Order proposed the recovery of the parishes left off in the Visayas.Boljoon's earlier building had been destroyed in a raid in 1782, and its pastor Fr. Ambrosio Otero started rebuilding the following year. The work was continued by Fr. Manuel Cordero in 1794 but when Fr. Julian arrived, the work was not yet completed. He decided to build a blockhouse 120 x on which artillery was mounted, and he enclosed the church perimeter with a wall. He finally completed the church. The church and the adjoining convento were restored by Fr. Leandro Moran (1920-1948) the last Augustinian friar to be assigned to Boljoon.
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