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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 8 February 2018
John Paul P
Nice church

Bato Church is one of the rare churches in the Philippines (except perhaps in Bohol) where the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Luis Jose F
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 August 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 road way. It's old plastered stones was well preserved, likewise the overall shell structure of the church. I love the stained glass windows, the old cast iron grills, the pebbled walkways, and the old bass guitar I saw inside the church. There were however some notable improvements on the altar, ceiling, flooring and interior finishings.
Another feature that I like to mention was the beauty the way the big wooden church doors open to the surrounding garden and bending river infront. Simply nostalgic.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Church had an old structure surrounded by a green grass field. We weren't really able to go inside the Church for the part was under construction when we visited. There was also a Requiem Mass being held inside, making us observe only the outer part of the place.

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Made of coral stones, Bato Church really lives up to its (and its town's) name. It is the oldest church in Catanduanes, and a site of many local weddings. We passed by the places before going to Balacay Point and PAG-ASA Radar Station.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

I was awed by this church as it was all made by stones! This can be reached through a tricycle ride from Virac

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Beautiful painting on the ceiling in front of the altar. The church is definitely worth stopping for. I looked for an information sign with a date it was built, but could not find one.

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