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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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Least favorite in the countryside tour but it is just a quick stop and no walking required for a shot on a historic site more »
Statyn är fint gjord, men det står inte varför den är uppförd och guiden visste inte heller. Ligger inte speciellt vackert heller more »The statue is nicely made, but it doesn't say why it is erected and the Guide did not know either. Is not very pretty eitherView original
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Nothing fancy about the monument. We went down and took one picture and left. If you don't have the time there is no need to stop. It was just by the road anyway. more »
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.
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