Boso-Boso Church Ruins, Antipolo, Rizal – May 22, 2010

The Boso-Boso Church Ruins in Barangay San jose, Antipolo City is a newly restored  church from the remnants of a Spanish-era, centuries-old church, which was destroyed during the Second World War. It stands amidst old stones, wild vines, and plants.

This is one of the many destinations listed in the Antipolo City website (http://www.antipolo.gov.ph/tourism.php). Seemed like an interesting attraction.

Finding Boso-Boso.

If one was to rely solely on the miscellaneous websites and blogs that mention the church, nowhere will you actually find directions. Luckily for me, I had a friend who knew where it was. It is actually quite simple. First of all, it is actually almost outside Antipolo on the fringe just before getting to Tanay. Next you need to find your way via Marcos Highway. Here are some simplified directions:

From the Masinag/Sumulong intersection, go straight via Marcos Highway until you see the Boso-Boso Highlands Resort on the left side. From there, around 2 kilometers, you will see a dirt road on the left marked with a big metal archway. Follow the winding road and exactly 2 kilomters from there you will reach the Boso-Boso Church on your left side.

The map below is an approximate location of the church.


View Boso Boso Church Ruins in a larger map

 

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While typically listed as “ruins” in many websites and travel blogs, the church was restored by the parishioners in 1995 and actually holds regular Sunday mass. There is even a parish office to the left side of the church behind the belfry.

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A brief history is listed on the plaque next to the door…

“First erected as a mission church of the Jesuits in the year 1700 and placed under the patronage of the Nuestra Señora de la Anunciata, its administration was transferred to the secular priests in 1768. Damaged by ab earthquake in June 18, 1880. Abandoned in 1930 to give way to the proposed construction of a dam. The townsfolk returned to Boso-boso when the construction of the dam did not happen. The church was damaged by fire in 1943 and was restored to its former state in 1995 through the generosity of parishioners.”

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Fortunately, the church was open through a side door and we were able to go inside.

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You will note the modernized metal roof. At least it is very tastefully done.

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It’s a nice old church. I think they should stop referring to at as “ruins” because as you can see, in ruins it is not. It’s a nice cozy church. If you are little adventurous and want to veer off the normal path and discover a preserved antique church… I recommend the trip. This is classified “so worth it.”

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14 Comments

  1. hello, I’ll be getting married soon and im planning to do it in bosoboso church. I live here in antipolo city proper. pls advise

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    • Hey there! Congratulations. I suggest you and your hubby take a drive and take a look. Your guests might get lost and it is quite a distance from “civilization.”

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  2. hi! just wanna ask directions. im from cainta. im currently fulfilling my “23-church” visit. hope you can help. thanks!

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    • Hi Chell. If you re-read the blog, I did provide directions and a map (via Google Maps).

      From the Masinag/Sumulong intersection, go straight via Marcos Highway until you see the Boso-Boso Highlands Resort on the left side. From there, around 2 kilometers, you will see a dirt road on the left marked with a big metal archway. Follow the winding road and exactly 2 kilometers from there you will reach the Boso-Boso Church on your left side.

      For the map, click on the link below the map ” View Boso Boso Church Ruins in a larger map” Google Maps will open up. You can zoom in and out.

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  3. thanks po sa info. i’m searching about this church as part of our visita iglesi. mukhang sa ganda at kasaysayan nito kailangan madalaw rin.

    thanks and mabuahay!

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  4. Hi there may i ask.. if you need to ask permission to took photos? we wanted to visit this old church as part of our Prenuptial Photo Shoot :) hope i will get a reply thanks and more power!

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    • I honestly don’t know. I assume that this place has had a number of prenups already… perhaps they have a policy on this? Why not visit and ask? Perhaps you can call them up as well?

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    • low! hi! I’m marie, Parish Sec. of annunciata,. here’s our contact # 09995539055/09082588656/9257822.. tnx. hope to you soon… :)

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      • Hi Ms. Marie. We are actually looking for a wedding venue in antipolo. this church is simple. May I ask if there is any hotel near this place? Thank you

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      • Hi Ms. Marie,
        Do you have the rates for the wedding in your parish? thanks..

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  5. Ganda Ng boso boso church. Thanks lakwatstero

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  6. Thanks for the direction sir! Do you happen to know whether there are public transportation available to reach the church? Thanks again!

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  7. its so very nice

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  8. do you have the wedding rate for boso boso church?

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