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Old and Awesome

The place is in Bato, about 10kms from Virac...The place is serene and beautiful. Along a river... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2015
Melbourne, Australia
One of the interesting attraction in Catanduanes!

Other nearby place of interest from Virac City is St. John the Baptist Church or Bato Church in the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2014
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Must see in Virac. The exterior remains untouched and preserved. Great architecture and gardens showcasing the brilliance of the builders hundreds of years ago.

1  Thank Malynmc
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The place is in Bato, about 10kms from Virac...The place is serene and beautiful. Along a river, and mountains/hills on the other side. Very good for photo-ops.

1  Thank rpantoni
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The facade is nice, the interiors is small and looks like other churches. Went there on a Sunday but there was no mass?

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Reviewed 28 December 2014

Located about 13 kms North-East of the town of Virac, this gem of an old church is definitely a stand-out among the many other old stone churches of the island province. The church opens up to the equally gorgeous Bato River. My visit to this...More

1  Thank Bootsbotoy46
Reviewed 23 November 2014

nice church Went to mamangal beach, best beach, best sand, best view of mayon, but the accomodation has no mattress, will have to sleep on a bamboo bed. Puraran beach is also good, just farther from the airport. If you want to relax, this is...More

1  Thank Chickencarrie
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I love this old church of Bato. Very convenient from Virac town only 30 mins. by tricycle. fare is p25.

1  Thank tsuru_26
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Other nearby place of interest from Virac City is St. John the Baptist Church or Bato Church in the municipality of Bato. The parish and its original wooden church was established in the late 1500s and the presently standing stone church is said to be...More

1  Thank MyGillian
Reviewed 4 July 2014

It is a heritage church the outside wall makes me feel I live in the olden times, the mass is very solemn and the view is very refreshing fronting Bato River

1  Thank Globetrotter620701
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Hired a motorcycle (with driver) to do some sightseeing in the towns of Bato, Virac and San Andres for almost a day duration.... Going to, seeing, entering, touching old man made historical structures generates an eerie feeling and some kind of time travel imagination of...More

1  Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 3 February 2014

From town to Bato Church is P10.00/each for a group and P50.00 for a special trip. What I enjoyed the most is the view of the beach going to Bato Church. The church itself is not something I'm interested in. The paintings on the ceiling....More

4  Thank anne_rainne
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