Bohol Escapade: Loboc Church

Another magnificent stone church in Bohol is the Loboc Church.

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It is near the Loboc Bridge and was once threatened to be demolished for the hidden treasures underneath it. It is also home to the Loboc Childrens Choir.

Some facts about the Church of Loboc from Wikipedia:

The church of Loboc is one of the most beautiful in the entire province. Its history makes it the most interesting. The first stone church was built in 1602. It was destroyed by fire in 1638 and rebuilt beside the site of the older one. This is the Loboc Church presently standing, a fine example of the Jesuit colonial architecture of the 18th century.

Loboc Church contains a lot of interesting treasures. Among these are the decorative stone carvings and friezes on the exterior walls; a relief of St. Ignatius in polychrome stucco intriguingly hidden behind the main altar, seven ancient retablosfrom both the Jesuit and Recollect periods; ceiling murals done in the 1920’s by the Cebuano artists Rey Farncia and Canuto Avila, one depicting the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the town’s secondary patron, during the great flood of 1876; carved wooden cornices and decorative corbels shaped as gargoyles or mythical animals; and the unique three-story convent, perhaps the only one of its kind in the country.

More pics of the Loboc Church here.

The loboc church is one of the destinations during your bohol trip. You pass by the church on your way to Chocolate hills in Carmen.

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