Baclayon Church

Baclayon church is a Roman Catholic church in the town of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines. The town was founded by two Jesuit priests in 1596 and the parish was established in 1717. This Baclayon coral stone church was completed in 1727. It is the oldest historic church in Bohol. Its old Spanish structure and fortification can still be seen at the present.

Many tourists stop by to take a good look at the church’s antiquity and its religious relics and artifacts found inside the church museum.

Since majority of the people from the Philippines are Roman Catholics by religion, local tourists who generally visit the old church also take a bit of their time to pay respect the church’s patron.

The historic Baclyon church is listed as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. Though this church survived the World War II, it suffered great damages from that war, but it was restored later on. However, another recent catastrophe caused the church building to sustain another great damages, and that was when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other nearby provinces in 2013. It is currently in an ongoing pre-restoration works which is near to its completion to bring back the beauty of the historical Baclayon church.

Visit the oldest church in Bohol

Baclayon church is a Roman Catholic church in the town of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines. The town was founded by two Jesuit priests in 1596 and the parish was established in 1717. This Baclayon coral stone church was completed in 1727. It is the oldest historic church in Bohol. Its old Spanish structure and fortification can still be seen at the present.

Many tourists stop by to take a good look at the church’s antiquity and its religious relics and artifacts found inside the church museum. Since majority of the people from the Philippines are Roman Catholics by religion, local tourists who generally visit the old church also take a bit of their time to pay respect the church’s patron.

The historic Baclayon church is listed as a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. Though this church survived the World War II, it suffered great damages from that war, but it was restored later on. However, another recent catastrophe caused the church building to sustain another great damages, and that was when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other nearby provinces in 2013. It is currently in an ongoing pre-restoration works which is near to its completion to bring back the beauty of the historical Baclayon church.