Baclayon Church, Bohol

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    Baclayon Church, Bohol, Philippines
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  • Baclayon Church, Bohol, Philippines
    Baclayon Church, Bohol, Philippines
    by TrendsetterME
  • Baclayon Church, Bohol, Philippines
    Baclayon Church, Bohol, Philippines
    by TrendsetterME
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    Baclayon Church, Bohol, Philippines ...

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 5, 2013

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    Bohol has a number of very old churches, dating back to the early years of the Spanish colonization of the island. U can reach Baclayon Church, which is about 15 mins ride away from Tagbilaran City, by bus or jeepney ... Also several tricycles r waiting in front of the Shopping Mall in Tagbilaran City, sothat u can bargain and ask to take u to the Baclayon Church ...

    The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It is one of the best preserved Jesuit build churches in the region, although in the 19th century, the Augustinian Recollects added a modern facade and a number of stone buildings that now surround the church.

    Inside the church u can see very old and amazing glass windows w different colors, which have giant in size on big stone walls .... Next to the church is the old convent, which also houses a small museum with centuries-old religious relics, artifacts and other antiquities, dating back to the 16th century.

    A must see spot in Bohol ....

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    See antiques at Baclayon Church

    by IamPam Written Mar 4, 2013
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    Baclayon Church is one of the oldest churches in Bohol or maybe in the whole country. It is an enormous church where you can see strong Spanish influences from the pulpit to the church's altar. The first time that I saw this church, I thought it was made out of limestone, which the province is quite abundant with. However upon further research, the church is actually made from corals cemented by egg whites and lime.

    What's unique about this church is it has a museum of antique saints and other religious artifacts, If you're one of those people who gets creeped out with large statues of saints then I guess you won't enjoy going inside there.

    Take note that the personnel inside the church do not allow women to come inside wearing sleeveless and super short shorts so they'll give you this floral frock for covering. So if you want to have your picture taken inside the church better wear something appropriate.

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    Visit Baclayon Church

    by kemisteryoso Updated Aug 1, 2010

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    The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is believed to be the second oldest stone church in the Philippines next to Church of San Agustin in Intramuros, Manila. Nevertheless, the Baclayon Church is indeed the oldest church in Bohol.

    It is one of the best preserved Jesuit build churches constructed in 1595 , but the present structure was constructed in 1727 and Augustinian Recollects added a modern facade and a number of stone buildings in 19th century when they took over the church's administration.

    The church is one of breath taking beauty. The mossy walls and giant frescos hovered above the delicately intricate altar bestow a sense of regality.

    And also, the Baclayon houses a museum containing lots of church material, But sad to say, access to the museum is not for the public and requires the permission of the parish.

    This old church is facing the sea and made of coral blocks like other old churches in the Philippines.

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    by the1andtheonly1 Written Aug 9, 2008

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    One of the oldest church in Philiphines.
    There are so many interesting facts about the church.
    i already put the websites down below.
    it is a very interesting place to those who are interested in history , art and religion.

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    Visit Baclayon Church and Museum

    by dcmanicad Written Nov 14, 2007

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    This is the oldest church in Bohol, and second to San Agustin Church in Manila as the oldest church in the Philippines. The church dates back to 1596, although the current structure started in 1727.

    A museum is located on the side of the church. It contains centuries-old religious relics, artifacts, and other things my mom would marvel about.

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    Baclayon Church

    by zoe_girl18 Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    The Baclayon Church or the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion is considered to be one of the oldest church in the Philippines. It is still very well preserved. There is a small monumnet beside the church with centuries old relics, artifacts, etc.

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    by yen_2 Written Jun 6, 2003

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    The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It is one of the best presevered Jesuit build churches in the region and is also a must see place around the town.

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    Baclayon Church

    by namiewa Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    from out side
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    .One of the oldest church in the Philippines built 1842 by Spaniards..
    ...check here!

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    Baclayon Church

    by pres_16 Updated Jul 31, 2006

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    Parish Church of the Immaculada Concepcion, the oldest stone church in the Philippines, built before 1727.

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    Baclayon Church

    by rochellevm Written Apr 9, 2006

    This is a church that you'll find even more amazing in the inside. It is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines.

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