A Visit to the Baclayon Church in Bohol, Philippines

How’s you first days of the month folks? I hope it is starting great. I believed, I am having a good start of the first BER month and I hope it will continue as the days and more years come. September is finally here and I can’t wait for the next travels!

For now, let’s go travel and see the world again! I would love to bring you this time in Southeast Asia particularly in this beautiful country called Philippines. I  know some people  particularly Europeans who were enchanted by the beauty of this country especially its beautiful nature, fine beaches, food, culture and most especially the hospitality of the people.

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Baclayon  Church is also known as  La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church (also The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Parish Church).

Let us go to Bohol  this time. I am sharing this historic architecture known as the Baclayon Church.  It is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines.   Baclayon was founded by the Jesuit priest Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sánchez in 1596, and became the oldest Christian settlement in Bohol.

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The Altar of the Baclayon Church.

I visited Bohol for the second time in 2010. During my second visit, I had the chance to see Baclayon Church. This church should be included for the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List of the Philippines since 1993 under the collective group of Jesuit Churches of the Philippines. Sad to say, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas in 2013, the church building sustained major damage. For now, the church is undergoing restoration.

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The Facade of the  Baclayon Church in Bohol. These  photos were taken last February 2010.

“Baclayon church was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.”

 
 

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