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Address: Perdices Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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We ambling around the city when we chanced upon the belfry which was situated beside the church. There was an old man cleaning the grill where the devotees light their candles if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Green S
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ambling around the city when we chanced upon the belfry which was situated beside the church. There was an old man cleaning the grill where the devotees light their candles if they want heavenly intercessions. The old man fired on the grill to melt all the candle wax in it. And the fire quickly grew (is this the proper... More 

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Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest landmarks in the city and is definitely worth a quick visit. It feels a bit out of order with it's surrounding though.

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Thank Roel B
Bacolod, Philippines
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is one of the oldest structure in Dumaguete City and is a historical landmark. That's really all I can say about this attraction.

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Thank JEAN G
Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

if you get the chance to pass Perdices Street,you will notice the huge architecture that is overllooking the whole city .and was famously known as the "watch tower" during the war of the natives against the pirates of long time ago...it is a reminder of rich history and humility.

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Thank richnell6200
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Give this belfry plenty of room so when it falls it will not take you with it. Shame on the ownership for letting it decay!! Bacong has a much better belfry in a much more beautiful setting, ten miles to the south .

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The remains of this fort tower still look over the city's central plaza. They are lost in between a bunch of shops, "convenience area" and lots of traffic. Some kind of chapel has been grafted on its side with a virgin statute that attracts prayers. In summary: nothing to see.

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Thank JMGeneva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Easy place to find and visit. Nice old architecture in a convenient location. Definitely worth the visit to experience this stunning old piece of History.

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Thank William M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

You can easily walk to this place, no beggars, you can buy candle for a peaceful prayer for loved ones, very scenic for picture taking

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Thank julie p
Abulog, Cagayan, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The belfry is located along the busy street with a lots of vendor and passerby. It's hard to appreciate such structure in a commercial district. Buy and light a candle and make a wish for first time visitor.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

the church in bacong is not as ornate but it is as big and almost as old. the setting is so peaceful and away from traffic, with the church and bell tower surrounded by huge trees and it is right on the ocean. the bell tower is taller than dumaguete and in much better condition, and, you can climb stairs... More 

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