The town of Malbuyoc is located in the southwestern part of Cebu. It was once one of the barrios or barangays of the town of Samboan. During the Spanish era, a town is formed after it is assigned its own parish. Following the assignment of its own parish, Malabuyoc became a separate town in 1832 through the efforts of some residents in the area.
The San Nicolas de Tolentino Church is made of coral stones, which is similar to the church in the town of Samboan. Ornate bas relief works decorate the façade of the church. It also features a royal coat of arms to show that the King of Spain supported the construction of the church. This insignia is carved into the stone just above its main entrance.
You can reach the San Nicolas de Tolentino Church in Malabuyoc by getting of a bus headed for the town. Since the churchis located along the main road, you can ask the driver or conductor to let you off at the church. The trip will take around three to four hours depending on the traffic.
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