The southern town of Boljoon is located around a hundred kilometers from Cebu City. The town has a rich cultural history dating to the time before the arrival of the Spaniards. Archeological excavations conducted between 2007 and 2009 showed burials dating back to the early part of the 16th century. Artifacts discovered in these burial ground include ceramics from China and Japan. This shows the town was already a thriving community. The town was once a barrio of Carcar before a parish was established in the area.
The rich heritage of Boljoon is still evident up to today. Many of the Spanish era structures have remained standing as local officials have been working to preserve them for future generations. The following are some of the heritage structures visitors can visit to have a glimpse of the rich history of Boljoon.
Nuestra Senora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish Church
Balay Cirilio Sestoso
El Grande Baluarte
Baño sa Poblacion
Other Attractions in Boljoon
Taking a road trip to the south not only allows you to get away from the stress of life in the city, it can also be quite educational. The journey brings you to different heritage towns featuring structures that have withstood the test of time. If you want to have something to munch on along the way, you may want to bring with you a pack or two of Peanut Browas, Butterscotch, or Toasted Mini Mamons.