Boljoon Church

A. Sevallos St. cor. Natalio Bacalso Ave., Boljoon, Cebu

Boljoon Church
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The Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish Church also known as Boljoon Church is situated in the municipality of Boljoon, Cebu. It has been declared a National Cultural Treasure and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Philippines.

According to Wikipedia, the present church was built in year 1783 by Augustinian priest Father Ambrosio Otero.

The parish church was made of coral stones and hard wood. It has a relaxing view of the sea. It has also a huge and spacious area outside.

Upon entry, I was amazed with the locals that they maintained the church as it is. Even though it's already old... it's still beautiful inside from the golden altar and painted ceiling.

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Rach C.
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Whenever I travel, I try to make sure to visit a church.

Here's Boljoon Church Archaelogical Site. It was close when we arrived so I did not get the chance to see the church inside.

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Emerald C.
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Second time here! Boljoon is a historical town in and out of itself. A walk in this small town and you will find ancestral houses in every corner. At a glance some of the houses are architecturally conserved but some have lost their historical value due to modern renovations that do not go with the original house facade. Their Church, however, is still in shape with beautiful antique doors, a ceiling with religious paintings(which currently has a net to provide safety for church goers) and a bell tower that is still used to this day. It is interesting to note that the Boljoon Church is one of the heritage churches listed in the whole Philippines. The church entrance opens to the sea and gives a magnificent view of the blue waters. I was told that there used to be a park at the seashore in front of the church but was washed away because of previous strong storms. When at the Boljoon church, one can see the quarry at the corner (which you can encounter just before arriving boljoon proper).


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Odessa K.
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Went to Boljoon over the weekend and it's such an amazing experience! It's a small municipal province of Cebu where you'll find old houses dating as early as the 1800s! This particular Chruch though was erected Circa 1700s at the height of Augustinian stay in the southern part of Cebu. The typical Spanish layout or planning is evident on the arrangement of the Church, Plaza, Government establishments by the Baluarte and a watch tower that oversees arrivals or sight of Moro invaders. They also have a "Kabilin" event that allows tourists, visitors to visit Heritage declared sites within the Municipio. Pretty Cool huh! :-)

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