Monday, June 21, 2010

The Church Of Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception In Baclayon

Baclayon, in the eastern part of Bohol, is the first municipality established by the Spaniards where one can find the historic Baclayon Church, as well as many ancestral houses. 
Originally called Bacayan—because travelers used to detour (bacay) around a rocky cliff along the shore to avoid going over the top of the cliff—the town was founded in 1595 by two Jesuit priests, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez, who also built a stone church, 
which is considered the oldest stone church in the country.
Link (here) to the Business Mirror

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