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. To visit Blood Compact Monument on your holiday in Bohol Island, and find out what else Bohol Island has to offer, use our Bohol Island vacation generator.
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  • It's not the actual place where the historic blood compact happened, but the place is okay. A must-visit for any Filipino visiting Bohol.  more »
  • It's a historical memorial commemorating the blood compact between the spaniards and the filipinos. Behind it is an amazing ocean view. They sell souvenirs and all types of delicacies around the area....  more »
  • Most travelers pull here a picture of the statue and then away again, but it also pays to descend the stairs to the trouble and the mangrove to see from the walkway. Not for people who are difficult to leg.
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  • Sandugo was a blood compact performed in the island of Bohol. This is a visayan word which means one blood. Its a symbol of friendship between spaniards and filipinos. No entrance fee!
  • This is not the original site - the original site is further along the road. However this site is good to visit if you are interested in seeing exceptional works of art. Sculpture was done by Napoleon Abueva, he is the Father of modern Filipino sculpture and a National Artist of the Philippines. He is also a native of Bohol.
  • The site is historical but it would be better if they just built a plaza-like space without a building beside so the statues will be seen clearly. Too bad also that the site doesn't have some description of any kind.
  • The new hotel and coffee shop almost covered this marker/monument. When I visited this place in 2002, the marker was really visible with the great background of the coast of Tagbilaran and Panglao. In 2016, this place did not appeal to me anymore as I got lost finding this using Waze. Never realized it is there coz I was expecting the old view.
  • Your land tour starts with this place. You'd see nothing else but the statu only.