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The most imposing historical structure in Bantayan is the five century old Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church. Located in the heart of the town across the town plaza. The church is made of corals and stones endemic in the island.

Built in 1863, it is the seat of the first and therefore the oldest parish in Visayas and Mindanao which was founded on June 1580. then known as the Convento de la Asuncion de Nuestra SeƱora, the parish was under the direct supervision of the Diocese of Manila.

With its skillfully crafted architecture and well-preserved antiquity, the church is not just a hub of spiritual activities but is a tourist “must-see” destination as well.
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