Blood Compact Monument, Tagbilaran City

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Blood Compact Monument commemorates the first international treaty of friendship between Filipinos and Spaniards. The blood compact, or sandugo, took place as part of a tribal tradition in 1565 to seal the friendship between the two nations. The statues depict celebrated Basque-Spanish navigator Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, who arrived in Cebu just before the treaty, and Rajah Sikatuna, lord of Bohol, as well as several witnesses present on that momentous day. In addition to historical significance, the monument offers views of the Bohol Sea. Make Blood Compact Monument part of your personalized Bohol Island itinerary using our Bohol Island travel route tool .
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  • We went here as part of a tour, it is what it says it's a monument isome of the others in our group we're a bit annoyed we stopped here and stayed in the van, but our driver told us the story behind i...  more »
  • Blood compact monument is just a monument. The sculpture look nice, but not stunning or anything. But when we learned the history behind it, we related more to the monument. If you are in Bohol, take ...  more »
  • The arrival time is already late, the scene is located next to the general dining hall, the location of the car may not necessarily notice that there is a sense of emptiness to this game
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  • This is a nice site of a statue but the actual blood compact between Sikatuna and Legaspi site is about 140m down the street. Across from it is a restaurant called The Piggy Diner which serves burgers and ice cream floats. You can actually see the Blood Compact site from their windows. But definitely check out the real piece of history down the street not just the statues made for tourists.
  • Was interesting story they all look like Spanish except one sitting down would be interesting to know more about this culture and know more about probably lost on history
  • the place being a historical site is good only for a quick visit since there is nothing else to do in here.
  • This historic filipino site is located just off the highway and with senic vistas it offers a great place to take a snap shot the location is where the Spanish and the Filipinos of bohol made their blood pact
  • Blood compact was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty. The monument is situated just nearby highway.. We left right away after we took pictures and bought some Bohol Souvenirs.

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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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