Baclayon Church

The   La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church commonly known as Baclayon Church is   considered    to   be one  of  the  oldest  in the  Philippines. Construction   began   in   1717 where some  200  native  forced laborers (obras pias)  cut  and  dragged coral blocks from the sea, using only bamboos in moving  and lifting the  stones in position. It is  one  of the  best preserved Jesuit-built 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.

Baclayon, Bohol

18 minutes travel


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