The Church of San Pedro in Loboc is the second oldest church in Bohol. It was originally built in 1602, but soon reduced to ashes. In 1638, a stronger one was build. Located near the river, it has survived a number of floods. Inside the church, you can admire some remarkable naive paintings on the ceiling. A Spanish coat of arms can be found in the stone wall near the entrance of the convent. The bell tower of Loboc is about 100 meters from the church.
Attached to the building is a three storey convent, which today houses the Museo de Loboc on the third floor. This museum houses a few old statues of saints, and some other antique religious artifacts.
In Loboc, you can also admire a shameful witness of wasteful planning. Exactly next to the church is a partly finished bridge across the river. Hopefully, this bridge will never be completed, as, to do that, the Church will have to be destroyed.
Getting there. Loboc is 21 km east of Tagbilaran. Catch a bus to Loboc, or one in the direction of Carmen, and ask the driver to drop you off at the church.
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voyagenation (1180) 2006-07-11 4:25
Splendid piece of capture with a refreshing piece of
heritage makes it a must visit. Thanks Benedict!
kskarabilgin (163) 2006-07-11 4:43
a clear and sharpnes photo
muscovado (1572) 2006-07-12 7:41
Been to Loboc church but never caught it on cam as stunning as this. I wonder who planned that bridge?
csbriones (217) 2006-07-14 0:13
this is beautiful shot :)
and very informative note too!