Bohol Travel Guide

3 Churches to Visit While in Astoria Bohol

If you’re looking for a relaxing but fruitful experience during your trip to Bohol, exploring the historic churches should definitely be on your list. The Visita Iglesia is a must-try tour on the island that not only caters to Catholics, but also to those who appreciate the rich culture and history of the area. Aside from the breathtaking beaches and other beautiful natural wonders, it is also home to rich stories that you can immerse yourself in by visiting these churches. For a relaxing and fulfilling vacation, choose Astoria Bohol. Our resort in Baclayon provides an ideal base for exploring the nearby iconic and historic churches. Join us as we explore and learn together, immersing ourselves in the fascinating stories behind these renowned churches. 

Baclayon Church

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Let’s start our adventure by visiting the one closest to Astoria Bohol – Baclayon Church. This church holds great historical significance as one of the oldest Catholic churches in the Philippines. Can you imagine how old it is? Well, it was built in 1727, and it has managed to preserve most of its original structure and materials. If you have a fondness for stepping back in time, then you should definitely visit Baclayon Church, and let it offer you a glimpse of the past. So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of Bohol.

Loboc Church

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The San Pedro Apostol Church, located in Loboc municipality, is just 30 minutes away from our prime hotel in Baclayon. Don’t worry, the ride to this historic church will be enjoyable as you’ll be treated to stunning views of the beautiful landscapes of the island. Known as the Loboc Church, it is the second oldest church in Bohol. Unfortunately, it couldn’t preserve most of its original structure and suffered significant damage during the 2013 earthquake. But nothing to worry though, because reconstruction efforts have been made to restore it to its former glory. And now, you can freely visit it as Loboc Church is still one of the most popular attractions in town!   

Dauis Church

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Dauis Church, also known as the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, is situated in the charming town of Dauis, located in the picturesque Panglao Island. This historic church was completed in 1923 and, similar to the Loboc church, was unfortunately struck by an earthquake in 2013, but was meticulously restored in 2017.  To this day, the church is known for its captivating and detailed design, which features a blend of neo-gothic and neo-classical architecture. Not to mention, the watch and bell tower were constructed from corals, which add to the overall splendor of the church. It is certainly wonderfully and meticulously made! 

After experiencing the captivating history of these majestic churches and immersing yourself in the beauty of the past, you can make your way back to our prime hotel in Baclayon to have the best relaxation experience. Our beach haven provides the perfect atmosphere to unwind while you reminisce about your experience with historic churches. It’s the best time to have fruitful conversations with your loved ones, as you share your thoughts and impressions of the fascinating churches you’ve visited. 

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