Tagbilaran officially the City of Tagbilaran and sometimes referred to as Tagbilaran City, is acomponent city in the Visayas group of islands in the Philippines. It is the seat of the island province of Bohol. Encompassing a land area of 32.7 km2 (12.6 sq mi), with a coastline of 13 km (8.1 mi) on the southwestern part of the island, the city shares its boundaries with the towns of Cortes, Corella, and Baclayon. Tagbilaran is the principal gateway to Bohol, 630 km (390 mi) southeast of the national capital of Manila and 72 km (45 mi) south of the regional capital, Cebu City.
In here you can explore Tagbilaran for FREE......yes for FREE.......here's my list on where to go for free without harming your budget....
The Plaza was previously known as Plaza Principe and it is located between the Capitol Building and the St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Wherein the pigeons here are used by the presence of human....the doves like if you feed them they will just get close to you the moment you have food and ready to share it to them....this place is so lovely it makes me feel that im just like a kid playing around with the doves.i really enjoy this place the moment you pass by here don't forget to drop here.
Rizal plaza is famed for its flocks of dove. perfect to relax and enjoy while taking a best moment here.
---The moment you are here don't forget to feed them...you can just buy some popcorn at the corner of the park.
CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOSEPH
The parish of Tagbilaran is one of the first 6 parishes founded by the Jesuit missionaries who came to Bohol in 1595. Saint Joseph the Worker, a favorite among the Jesuits, was enthroned as the patron saint by Rev. Fr. Joaquin de San Jose in 1767, a year before the Jesuits were expelled from the country.
When the Jesuits left the Philippines in 1768, the parish was turned over to the Recollects. The original church, which was built by the Jesuits through forced labor of the natives, stood on the very spot where the present church stands but was razed to the ground on December 23, 1798. The church, in the form of a cross as most old churches are, was reconstructed and enlarged through the efforts of Rev. Fr. Valero de San Sebastian from 1839 -1855. A 2-storey convent was added by Rev. Fr. Lucas Corominas in 1872. The bell tower, built from 1854-1888, was the contribution to history by Rev. Fr. Jose Sanchez.
Rev. Fr. Escolastico Enciso made improvements between the years 1888 and 1894 by adding iron cornices, wooden flooring, and chandeliers. An atrial cross, put up in front of the church in February 1828, was repaired by the Knights of Columbus, Council 31116, on February 1949. Where the atrial cross once stood, the statue of St. Joseph the Worker has been enthroned as the patron saint of the whole province of Bohol on May 1, 1996, as a part of the Cathedral Expansion Project. Renovations in the 20th century, between1945 and 1951, were initiated by the first Bishop of the Diocese of Bohol, Msgr. Julio Rosales, assisted by the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Arturo Tecson.
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Worker, the main seat of the Catholic faith in Bohol, sprawls on a wide area facing Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, the principal street of Tagbilaran City. Located in the central part of the city, the church has a picturesque setting.
A lot of candles to choose different color, each color has its meaning...so......its your pick what you wanted for your wish to be answered.
an 1878 bell....
All you have to do is log in to their log book guest....be noted to the time they are open at 9:00am to 5:00pm. and be amazed the wonders of Bohol they have so many treasure to share and how Bohol is made...all your curiosity will be answer here..
THE FAMOUS TARSIER
BIRDS OF BOHOL
ANCESTOR OF BOHOLANO
EVOLUTION OF BOHOL ISLAND
THE PRIDE OF BOHOL
WAY OF BOHOLANO LIVING
After a long hours of walking and mind feeding...its time to feed our hungry stomach.....from here a lot of food to choose from ( fast food, restaurant, tuhog-tuhog )