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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  • This is not the official site of where the blood compact took place but rather statues that represent it. Down the street about 100 meters lies the actual location with a shrine that marks the officia...  more »
  • This monument is really small, the car is in front of you, the Secretary has no special explanation, let's take a look at the photo shoot, but it's a little stalls trafficking on the side of the road, and there are many eye-mirror monkeys that can be bought, and the price is much cheaper than the eye-mirror monkey Protection area.
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  • When we traveled around BOHOL, then this is a good avsluttningsplats, you realize how awesome it must have been for the local
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  • 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.
  • This is not the site of the actual blood compact, but instead is a monument for the city's Sandugo Festival. (There's another monument at the more accurate site.) It's got a great view, but otherwise there's not much to do there.
  • The site is historical. I was not able to locate the NHI marker though, unlike any other historical sites in the country. Our driver/tour guide said that the position of the deep-water well was the actual site where the Sandugo happened. Also, the area gets crowded as it gets late so it is advisable to visit the place in the morning.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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