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I'm not religious but our family loves historical landmarks so we visited this old church and learned that the first mass was done in Bolinao in the 14th century making Bolinao the first Christianized place in the entire country. We thought it was Cebu but...More
Right at the heart of the town proper lies this beautiful church. It is near the wet and dry market, Sangguniang Bayan office, bus terminal, eateries and merchandise stores. Natives of Bolinao also sell “binungey.” It is a popular rice delicacy made from sticky rice...More
The church is in the heart of the town. There are no signages to guide the tourist. The church really show its age the way it looks. It is just sad that it seems there is no initiatives from their local government to maintain or...More
Probably the first attraction you will see after a long drive going to Bolinao. It's a good place to stop and take a moment to pray and give thanks for a safe trip you have had. After visiting the church, you may look for the...More
I'm quite surprised to learn that the first mass in the Philippines was held in this place (if written history is right). The church was restored but still has the original wall stones of limestones. Interiors is simple and with nice ceiling paintings.
Nice old church in Bolinao In 1324 at Santiago Island part of Bolinao Father Oderico said the first known mass in the Philippines after being ship wrecked there before going to China The Philippine history books should change to show this
Historical and Solemn place first before going around Bolinao. St. James the Great Parish is just Located at the heart of the town and very near the bus stations so before roaming to attractions it is better to pay first a visit and say a...More
a good place to visit. the church stand tall for its history. around the church you can buy souvenirs which the profits are used for their feeding program for the community.
giving thanks after the long safe travel from and back to Manila a must...More