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The Municipality of Boljoon Cebu Philippines
Your Destination Travel Guide to Boljoon Cebu Philippine
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One of the oldest towns in the southern part of Cebu Philippines, the municipality of Boljoon is considered "the only postcard town of the entire province" because of its beauty.


The town of Boljoon is bounded by the municipality of Alcoy in the north, the municipality of Oslob in the south, the municipality of Malabuyoc in the west and the Bohol Strait in the east. Boljoon is an agricultural town where fishing and farming is the min livelihood of the people. It is composed of 11 barangays, six of which, including the poblacion are coastal, while the rest are upland barangays.

The actual date of the creation of the town is in dispute, Marin Morales, a local historian, said the town was created in 1600 and the parish was created a year after. The Archives of the Augustinian Province of the Philippines, However said that the parish was formally established in 1692. During the Spanish times, towns and parishes are usually synonymous.

One of the must-sees in the town is its church, the Patrocinio de Maria Church. It is the oldest remaining original stone church in Cebu that has been relatively well preserved. The church is a veritable showcase of old and intricate carvings and bass relief. It is also pseudo-baroque rococo with a beautifully decorated interior. It has a main nave and transcript and has 28 pillars which are two meters thich and made of mortar and lime. The pillars support the walls which are as thick. A communion rail with ornate silver works was stolen from the church. The ceiling paintings are said to be 80 years old, painted by Miguel Villareal, a native of the town.

In 1899, the National Historical Institute declared the church a National Historical Landmark and the following year, the National Museum declared it a National Cultural Treasure.

Getting There in Boljoon Cebu Philippines

Mini-uses, aircon and non-aircon buses, as well as vehicles-for-hire that leave Boljoon every hour are available at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Upon reaching the town, tricycles, trisikads and motorcycles called habal-habal take tourists and locals around the town.

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