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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  • August 9, 2017
    This monument represents warriors who met and called a truse and a memorial was created near to the beach  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    In the immediate vicinity of the ferry terminal is 10 minutes away. I would have stopped there on their way to the chocolate hills, including tour beginning or end. I just just a statue, so few take pictures.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Its a good place to visit especially with kids. This is part of history and nothing more than going to the place itself will bring interest about it to them.  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • April 10, 2017
    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.
  • January 26, 2017
    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.
  • October 15, 2016
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    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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