Bato Church

Bato Church, Virac

Bato Church
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Steven S
Pattaya, Thailand476 contributions
Spanish history
Feb 2020
I had my trike guy stop here when I was transferring from Puraran to Virac. Not sure if it was open when I was there but the gate was closed. It's a solid building and built to last. A nice looking old building worthy of a pic or two.
Written 3 April 2020
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Mon C
10 contributions
Must visit
Mar 2020
Our trike guide Reymund (09294586607) brought us to this unique Bato church carved out from a cave. The stone walls give it a very cool feel inside.
Written 15 March 2020
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Vic Mayor
Baguio, Philippines1,656 contributions
Oldest Church of Catanduanes
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Bato Church is a beautiful old church which is currently being restored. It is the oldest church in Catanduanes.
It is beside the beautiful Bato River. Do not miss this Church when in Catanduanes.
Written 25 June 2019
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Mujer Peregrina
Albay Province, Philippines5 contributions
One of the Oldest Stone Church in the Country
May 2019 • Business
About 15 to 20 minutes away from Virac town proper, the century old church was built during the spanish era, made of mortar and coral limestones. This St. John the Baptist Church greets the town's visitors as one enters the town proper. It is very scenic and solemn, over-looking the long stretch of the clean Bato River.
Written 15 June 2019
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L T
San Pedro, Philippines358 contributions
An old church
Apr 2019 • Friends
The church is under renovation. A must visit when in Catanduanes. One of the oldest church in Catanduanes.
Written 1 May 2019
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GgLandicho
Angeles City, Philippines4 contributions
Solemnity and History
Oct 2018
Been to Virac only this weekend and it was a fantastic place worth visiting again. Just a shame that the church I would like to see is under renovation but I will be back next year to see this Bato Church fully renovated.
Written 2 October 2018
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jheffyoy
Eastvale, CA5 contributions
Oldest church in Catanduanes
Mar 2018 • Family
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 in an envelope for the church.
Written 26 March 2018
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John Paul Pamintuan
Quezon City, Philippines7 contributions
A fruit of Polo Y servicio
Dec 2017 • Solo
The fruit of labor of the viracnons. It is a good church and it shows antiquity. A must see when you go to Catanduanes.
Written 8 February 2018
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Gargar D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates132 contributions
Nostalgic Architecture
Dec 2017 • Friends
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 worries away.
Written 16 December 2017
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wonderlustMD
Manila, Philippines241 contributions
Timeless beauty
Aug 2017 • Family
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.
Written 9 August 2017
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