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“old church”
Review of Bato Church

Bato Church
Reviewed 29 January 2014

it has a picturesque view. best for weddings. im fascinated that inside the church you can see bats resting during daytime

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Let's begin with a TIP: the bell tower which can be accessed through a staircase from the back part of the main structure hides bat (and ofcourse smelly guano) that is perfect for shooting great pictures of the bato river and the age-old church bells! I loved my shots there! The structure is claimed to be made up of corrals and stones (bato in tagalog) but it's not the reason for its nomenclature. The place is bato, catanduanes -so it's bato chuch. It's a catholic church by the way! Tricycle to this place from virac should cost less than 100 pesos (2013 AD) haha!

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

From Virac town you can ride jeepney or Tricycle for only 20 pesos, Trycle if special trip they charge you 100 pesos. Just ask not special trip only 10.00 or what the jeepney. But if you’re from Maribina falls you pay only 10.00 pesos.

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Overseas visitors to Catanduanes are few and far between. Those that do come here are mostly surfers, lured by breaks along the island's Pacific Ocean coast, and if this island ever has a bigger tourist profile than it currently enjoys, that will be due to its beaches, not its history or culture. But in the Bato Church it does boast one fine stone Spanish-era church. An easy ride from the island's biggest city, Virac, the Bato Church is set above an attractive river and has a solemn old-world look. Having said that, a half an hour is all you will need to see this church, and it is best combined with a visit to the nearby falls.

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

This is the oldest Christian church in Catanduanes built in the 1800s. Its stone structure is pretty well preserved. You may reach the place by taking a jeepney or a tricycle from Virac up to Bato. The church is right across the Bato River. You'll see it before you cross the new bridge.

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