The Philippines has plenty of amazing churches, so does Bohol. Some of them are really old and date back directly to the Spanish colonization and different conquerors.
Baclayon Church is thought to be one of the oldest churches in Bohol and even in in the Philippines. The building was begun in 1717. Only 200 builders were made to build it of bamboo and stones. The cement is thought to be of white eggs. Then a new facade was added to the building in the nineteenth century.
The full name of the church is The Church of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion. It is really holy place. There is an old convent, which serves as a museum with relics of religion near the Baclayon Church. Thanks to them religion of the sixteenth century could be known. The church’s collection is very rich and consists of lots of interesting monuments. Some of the great things are the crucified Christ’s ivory statue, as well as the statue of the Blessed Virgin. Old beautiful paintings of the artists of that time could be found in the Baclayon Church. Old books, copybooks with church music, even gold embroidered ecclesiastical vestments and other great things are here, too.
The Baclayon Church is located not far from Tagbilaran City. You can take a car or bicycle and have a goof trip to the church. The place is able to clear your bad thoughts, come here and feel a strength in yourself.