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Address: Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines

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We were in awe as went around the ruins. It was a very big church. The pillars are gigantic and it is shame that we will never see its glory again. It was a really good tour and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sweeetmum
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Davao City, Philippines
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Davao City, Philippines
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in awe as went around the ruins. It was a very big church. The pillars are gigantic and it is shame that we will never see its glory again. It was a really good tour and we took a lot of photos in this place. Outside, you may purchase candles and light it at a designated area to... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So happy to have gone here. No touristy buzz thankfully but lots and lots of history and overgrown nooks to soak in. I really hope this stays this way.

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Trail, Canada
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138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this site and thought it was really cool. The site was built in 1623, its almost 400 years old and was constructed using coral from the ocean. There are a few different structures and the site is kept up nicely. It's free to get in.

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Thank herbal_healer
Trail, Canada
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134 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Happy we stopped here to see the site. The building is made with coral. It is very old, survived a volcano and still stands! They have some history posted at the entrance. It was free to enter you just have to sign in.

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Thank kbulney
Surigao City, Philippines
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I went here with my boyfriend last October. As my level of judgement is concerned, I think these Church Ruins are sites to behold. Its nice, peaceful and well-maintained. There is no fee for this attraction but there is a box in the entrance in which you can drop some donations. There were women who were manning the ruins, they... More 

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Philippines
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77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is along the national road so it is worth a quick stop over. We saw 3 ruins. The first was the church. At the back is the bell tower and monastery (?). Have your tour guide tell you the history of the place.

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Thank maila_ani
Mambajao, Philippines
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Must visit place for everyone. Its magnific to see this big old church and beautiful surroundings. Every driver knows it so only ask and they stop here.

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Thank Jocke C
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

You could not imagine how the church was built during that rime wirh no cement but just stones and rocks. The church ruins remains still for the visitors and tourists ro witness the manifestarions of the past.

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Thank tolentinomaldex
Quezon City, Philippines
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We almost missed this place, but our good muticab driver recommended that we visit this old church ruin made of dead corals. It was a simple yet stunning church ruin. Nice place for some modeling-style photo ops.

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Thank Lawrence A
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113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stopped here after the Sunken Cemetery. It is just close by. It is amazing that these structures have been around for so long already. The place has a nice view of the surrounding area when on the island. A lot of great possible photo ops and the huge tree was something to behold.

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