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Address: Baclayon Church Municipal Tourism Activity Center, 6301, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 38 540 9373

One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.

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A beautiful church that you should not miss

I have visited this church several times, both before and after the earthquake that took down part of it and last time ther was a lot of construction work there. But it was still... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the oldest church in Philippines but not much to see. Building is damaged and not well maintained, so place can be avoided if your on tight schedule.

Thank AmitChanda29
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have visited this church several times, both before and after the earthquake that took down part of it and last time ther was a lot of construction work there. But it was still worth a visit. Make it as a part of your roundtrip in Bohol is my recommendation. And remember - respect the rules in there. No photographing... More 

Thank MorJon
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here on our island tour. There is much construction and restoration going on from the earthquake but still plenty of things to see. A basic museum is inside the church, not a polished presentation but many old and interesting items from church history. I found it very interesting. There was a small entry fee. There is a gift shop... More 

Thank VincentVega34
Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old church destroyed in part by a Earthquake in 2013, Who would have thought the mortar was made of egg white and sand.. The community is rebuilding this grand beauty. There is no photos allowed inside the museum that is attached to the church which also gives you a history of the area. The museum is at at... More 

Thank blu_jane
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

has been recently under renovation due to earthquake in Bohol. A Museum onsite, but church being re built. worth visiting if church's are your thing and history of the area.

Thank jimmyWollongong
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to visit to understand how the church comes about. There is an entrance fee of 50 Peso per person.

Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only church in the countryside tour, it is probably the better one to visit because of the history. You can take photo outside and inside the church. There is also a simple museum you can see.

Thank mightygordon
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took my breath away , to think the church is so so old. When you walk the up the large staircase and hall ways of this church you come to realise this is one very special place. All the treasures and the artwork from centuries gone pass are on display. It is at the moment been restored after a... More 

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Reims, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restoration is still under way here. For the time you only have access to a small museum. Let's hope the entrance fee will help them repair the church.

Thank Olivier_Le_H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baclayon Church is a Roman Catholic Church , and the oldest coral stone church in the region. It sustained a major damaged with its collapsed portico and 🔔 bell tower, during the 2013 earthquake. But inside, especially the main altar remains intact, and the ceiling so beautiful, like Sistine chapel. Restoration is on going ..

Thank maganda0411

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