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Dalaguete Church (San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church)

Learn the intriguing history of this impressive coastal church that has a range of architectural designs and works of art.

With its Spanish tiles and European design, Dalaguete Church (San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church) is a reminder of the region’s rich history. It was completed in the early 1800s and has Baroque and Rococo touches. Capture photos of the church’s charming white façade, marked by a light brown wooden portal at its center.

Speak with the caretakers, clergy and docents for a greater understanding of the history and context behind the church. Ask for a tour of the historic church and its surroundings. It served as a shelter for the locals later in the 1800s, protecting them from Moro attacks.

Gaze up at the intricate design of the ceiling, which mirrors the color scheme of lime and pink covering the interior walls. Admire the black-and-white checkered floor pattern and the elaborate altar with its religious figures and carvings. Stroll under the wooden covered walkway on the second floor and note the European influences. Certain slabs on the walls are made from coral harvested from reefs near the island.

Visit the shrine outside the church that also dates back several centuries. Admire the carved depictions of swords, skulls and other details. Relax on the grass by the church entrance and enjoy a picnic in its shadow. Beside the church is a three-story octagonal belfry, which was built several decades after the construction of the main building.

Note that the religious structure has been renovated many times over the centuries. Visitors are allowed to walk their dogs inside this holy building.

Dalaguete Church overlooks the Cebu Strait in the southeastern part of the town on the eastern flank of Cebu. Get a bus to Dalaguete from the Cebu South Bus Terminal and reach the church via taxi. Visit nearby attractions, such as Dalaguete Beach, the Dalaguete Municipal Hall and Obong Spring.


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Lodging Near Dalaguete Church

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Ocean Bay Beach Resort

Ocean Bay Beach Resort

Guiwanon, Poblacion, Dalaguete, Dalaguete
3.3
of 5, from 74 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Dalaguete, this beachfront resort is in a provincial park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Dalaguete Church, Dalaguete Beach, and San Roque Chapel. Kawasan Falls and Osmena Peak are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$37
Blue Pot Family Resort

Blue Pot Family Resort

Cawayan, Dalaguete
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dalaguete, this resort is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Dalaguete Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dalaguete Church and San Roque Chapel. Bugasok Falls and Argao Hall of Justice are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$37
Mangrove ECO Resort

Mangrove ECO Resort

Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Alcoy
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Alcoy, this hotel is close to San Roque Chapel and Dalaguete Church. Regional attractions also include Kawasan Falls and Eli Rock.

$57
King Arthur's Place

King Arthur's Place

Tingko White Beach, Alcoy
3.0 out of 5.0

Within easy reach of San Roque Chapel, this Alcoy villa is nestled on the beach. Area attractions also include Dalaguete Church and Eli Rock.

$42
Meili Beach Resort

Meili Beach Resort

Lower Poblacion, Alcoy
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Alcoy resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of San Roque Chapel, Dalaguete Beach, and Dalaguete Church. Eli Rock and San Patrocinio de Maria Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$24
Narrapark Resort & Hotel

Narrapark Resort & Hotel

Lalin Atabay, Alcoy
1.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Alcoy, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of San Roque Chapel, Dalaguete Church, and Dalaguete Beach. Eli Rock and San Patrocinio de Maria Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$8
El Paradiso Resort

El Paradiso Resort

Tingko White Beach, Alcoy
2.2
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Alcoy apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Eli Rock, San Patrocinio de Maria Church, and San Roque Chapel. Dalaguete Beach and Dalaguete Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$38
Parrot Paradise Resort

Parrot Paradise Resort

Triple B Road, Pasol, Alcoy
4.0
of 5, from 32 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Eli Rock, San Patrocinio de Maria Church, and San Roque Chapel. Dalaguete Church and Dalaguete Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).