15 September, 2012

Boljoon's Patrocino de Maria Parish

After Oslob, our next stop was the town of Boljoon.  Boljoon is a town away from Oslob and it took us about thirty minutes to get there since we took just a tricycle.  

Boljoon is most famous for its old church as it is said that it is the oldest remaining original stone church in Cebu.  According to this signage, the National Historical Institute declared it a National Historical Landmark in 1999. The following year, the National Museum declared it as a National Cultural Treasure.

Inside, the church was even more impressive though it smelled of bat droppings.

I was impressed with its colorful ceiling.

Other interesting details are its altar and pulpit.

Everything in the church looks ornate.

Just look at how intricate these wood carvings are.

Before leaving the church, I took this as a parting shot.

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