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Bato Church

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Bo. Bato, Virac, Luzon, Philippines
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Nostalgic Architecture

This church commands attention from a distance. The old architecture gives you the feeling of time... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
Gargar D
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Timeless beauty

Ever since I was a kid, it already stood as high and beautiful as it is today. Despite the hundreds... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Manila, Philippines
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Bo. Bato, Virac, Luzon, Philippines
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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
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
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
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

Thank PlaneCrisp
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
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
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
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
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

It is around 25 mins away from Virac, the city of Catanduanes. The outside structure is still preserved while the inside of the church is already renovation. The church is made of stone. It is a quite place to pray.

Thank Bhernn
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

July 29, 2016. On our way to Puraran Beach, we visited one of the oldest church in Catanduanes. It is popularly known as Bato Church, but to the Iocals it is Saint John the Baptist Church. The church on the mound is visible from the...More

1  Thank batgurls
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