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Watchtower Ruins at Ilihan

This watchtower is attributed to Fray Julian Bermejo who built a series of fortifications during the 1800s. One of three watchtowers in Boljoon, it is perched over the Ili of ilihan, overlooking the Bohol Sea . The remnants show a square plan. It is Made of cut coral stones.

Ili Rock (Ilihan)

The most popular landmark in Boljoon, Ili Rock is a natural rock formation at the edge of the Poblacion, built-up area. Ilihan is believed to be a natural fortress during pre-historic times. But present day Boljoanon does not have any knowledge of the Ili Rock being a fortress in oral History. It is one of the main natural attractions in Boljoon.

 

Victoriano Mier House (Laura Mier Salamat Residence)

This Mid-American two-storey house built in the 1920s is made of wood and nipa. It has sliding wood plane windows with Capiz panels. The ventanilla is made of wooden balusters. The ground floor still has the original pre-war tiles. It features roughly-hewn “baligues” built using the “sao-sao” techniques.

 

Church Cemetery

The first Christian burial ground in Boljoon, it must have been opened during the 1760's when the stone church construction commended. Many of Boljoon's forefathers were buried here. Upon the opening of the public cemetery south of Boljoon River , the church cemetery was closed in compliance with provisions of the Sanitary Code of the Philippines .

Cemetery Gates and Walls

The cemetery gates must have been built around the 1700s or around the time the church was built in 1783. It is made of cut coral stones. This cemetery gate and walls is accentuated by a symmetrical stone gateway with an arch opening. It has a three-layer pediment with finals on both sides of the two-lower layers. There is a stone relief of a human skeleton on top.

 

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