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Bohol: Baclayon Church and Museum Before Earthquake of October 15, 2013
Tutubi visited, for the second time, the old church of Baclayon, Bohol and again failed to enter the nearby Baclayon Museum. He just settled with taking a few pictures of the facade.
Not much has changed with the old stone church, there are now only more houses there, particularly along the shoreline, unlike the first time he went there in 2003.
Update: this church was badly damaged during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake of October 15, 2013 :(
Baclayon Church history, with the historical marker installed by the National Historical Institute (NHI), now National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)
Constructed in 1727 (thus the claim of some Boholanos that it's the oldest stone church in the Philippines is false) and made of coral stones, using neo-classical architecture. Recognized as national historical treasure in 1994
people near church pointed to this image on the wall and buttress as that of Padre Pio. Seems there was a fire that imposed this image there
Baclayon Museum hours:
Monday to Saturday 8:45am to 11:45am; 1:30pm to 4:45pm
Sunday 9:30am to 11:45am, 1:30pm to 4:15pm
Museum Entrance Fee: PhP50.00
Bohol Travel Tip: the wharf in front of Baclayon Church is where you can catch boats that can take you to Pamalican Island (famous for dolphin wathching and the Punta Cruz Watchtower, at a cheap price, instead of renting your own boat that can set you back not less than PhP1000.00)