Thursday, April 30, 2009

Church Ruins

The BANZA CHURCH RUINS located at the oldest poblacion of the city is the oldest ruin of a stone church in the entire island of Mindanao.

The church was built in 1625 by the recollect friars but was reduced to ashes in 1753by Moro pirates.

What was left of the church is part of the bell tower, enveloped by a “Banyan” – balete tree.

The place is located at the inner portion of Lilo in Barangay Banza, with the breathtaking view of the Agusan River.

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