The church of the Old Catarman town was destroyed and partly submerged by volcanic debris during the eruption and formation of Mt. Vulcan from 1871 to 1875. Also known as Gui-ob Church, only the ruins of the church and bell tower remains of the old town. An unsightly modern white lighthouse was recently[when?] erected close to the bell tower.
The Guiob Church Ruins were built in the ...
16th century and made from coral stones. It is specifically located in Barangay Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin and is one of the highly respected ancient structure in the Philippines. It was damaged due to the volcanic eruption on May 13, 1871.
On the back area of Guiob Church Ruins one can see the old bell tower, old convent and old tree which are already there during the time the church was not yet damaged by the eruption of Mount Vulcan. There is also a beautiful leisure area with wonderful bermuda grass and trees which provides shades to those who stay there.
Guiob Church Ruins or Old Catamaran Church News
There are destinations where you ride fast just to get to where you need to go and other places where you just want to take it slow. And I wanted to savor every minute and every mile while going around the island province of Camiguin. This compact island has a 64-km circumferential road, which locals say you can loop in just over an hour or so if you wanted to. But why do that when you can just stop and admire the view?
The National Museum of the Philippines has declared more than 40 sites in the country as National Cultural Treasures (NCT) and Important Cultural Properties (ICP), most of them coming from the island-province of Camiguin in northern Mindanao.
Declared national treasures are the archaeological sites in Camiguin: the Old Bonbon Church ruins in Catarman, Sunken Cemetery also in Catarman, and the Spanish-era watchtower in Guinsiliban.
The Sunken Cemetery was Catarman's Spanish-era cemetery which sank underwater following the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in the 1870s.
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Camiguin Island is how places like Boracay and Palawan used to be before the rest of the world found out about them. Here's my list of the best Camiguin tourist spots and my ultimate Camiguin travel guide, to help you plan your trip to this off the beaten track island.
Guiob Church Ruins will take you to Camiguin's medieval and tragic past. Its stone-rich and imposing renaissance architectural style will bring you to an era that was dominated by muskets and cannons fighting against swords and spears. It also paints a picture of a peaceful settlement and the rapid spread of faith that brought about the community's aspiration to have a grand structure of worship.
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Camiguin may be recognized more for White Island and the Sunken Cemetery landmark, but there is another thing you'll surely love about the island province, and that is the existence of century old buildings. One of these is the Guiob Church Ruins or also known as the Old Church Ruins in the town of Catarman.