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Home to the Loay River Cruise, the lost Loay Watchtower (that Tutubi tried but failed to visit) and the Clarin ancestral house, the Santisima Trinidad Parish of Loay, Bohol is a lesser-known old church in Bohol as it's also not located on the main highway.
UPDATE: this church was badly damaged during the earthquake of October 15, 2013
Parish of the Holy Trinity, Loay, Bohol (Loay Church):
Santisima Trinidad Church of Loay Bohol facade with the belltower
A National Historical Institute (NHI, now NHCP) narrates the history of Holy Trinity Church as built in the 1822, convent in 1838, bell tower in 1865. A certain Fr. Leon Inchausti served in this parish, a martyr of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) who was canonized as a saint in 1999. A good example of Filipino-Spanish architecture and declared a National Historical Landmark in 2003.
the tromphe l'oeil paintings on the ceiling, typical of Bohol's old churches
the neo-classicial altar of Loay Church
besides the double-facade and the historic link to a saint, the church also has an old pipe organ and can be reached via the stairs to the choir loft.
no information on mass schedules, telephone contact numbers
simbahan santisima trinidad loay bohol, parish holy trinity church loay bohol
This is indeed one of the places that must be seen in Bohol. Aside from the breathtaking beach and scenic views, there are also landmarks that must be added in your itinerary like this various old church.