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Bato Church

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Bo. Bato, Virac, Luzon, Philippines
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Oldest church in Catanduanes

Beautiful and serene. The view from the main entrance was breathtaking. I recommend this place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jheffyoy
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Eastvale, California
A fruit of Polo Y servicio

The fruit of labor of the viracnons. It is a good church and it shows antiquity. A must see when... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
John Paul P
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“river” (10 reviews)
“structure” (7 reviews)
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Bo. Bato, Virac, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and serene. The view from the main entrance was breathtaking. I recommend this place to be visited. There was a boy we though was a panhandler inside the church so my mother gave him money but instead he put that money given to him...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

The fruit of labor of the viracnons. It is a good church and it shows antiquity. A must see when you go to Catanduanes.

1  Thank John Paul P
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

This church commands attention from a distance. The old architecture gives you the feeling of time travel from the past. With the view of the nearby river with the winding bridge will remind you that simple happiness residing in the province. It will wash your...More

Thank Gargar D
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Ever since I was a kid, it already stood as high and beautiful as it is today. Despite the hundreds of typhoons that hit this place, it still stands strong and ever more beautiful. Say a prayer at this church or just admire its beauty.

Thank wonderlustMD
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Bato Church is one of the rare churches in the Philippines (except perhaps in Bohol) where the materials used are corals and clay. These combination of materials has provided these churches to withstand big earthquakes and have lasted hyndreds of years. The location too is...More

Thank Luis Jose F
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Good example of Spanish architecture. It was a shame about the litter scattered all over the grounds though. We were unable to go inside the church as it was locked

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

visited Bato Church during our Visita Iglesia this Holy Week of 2017. an old church with a great view of a river near it. a solemn place for prayers and contemplation...

Thank mavictoriad
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

The facade which gives the historical appeal of the church has been preserved however, renovation is apparent inside. This structure is located in a highway and has a new view of the sea. A nice place to visit.

1  Thank May M
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

You can have a quick stop and picture taking at this beautiful old church located right beside the highway.

1  Thank bellaS_9000
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This church is always open very peaceful and very old with fantastic views of the sea - worth it to visit and have a little prayer

1  Thank SonnyAng
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