Baclayon Church Before and After the Earthquake

Bohol has a number of very old churches, dating back to the early years of the Spanish colonization in the Philippines and one of them is Baclayon Church, it is considered to be one of the oldest churches with religious artifacts that date back to the 1500s.

On October 15th, Bohol and Cebu were strike of  7.2 magnitude quake the other day living damage to infrastructures and death, old and famed churches were the ones badly affected they collapsed and crumble to dust. This is how the Baclayon church looks like before the deadly earthquake, when we traveled to Bohol last year.

Baclayon Church

As what I have read on Yahoo PH the historic Baclayon Church is an important part of Boholano and national heritage declared in 1995 as a National Historic Treasure. This massive ancient edifice still retains its centuries old architectural design and is considered the best preserved of its kind in the region. The relics of antiquity found in the church, and museum, which date back to the early 16th century include crystal chandeliers, brightly colored window panes.

Baclayon Church

Baclayon after the October 15 earthquake. Photo from DrakeDominik on Twitter.
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