Punta Cruz Watch Tower


Built by the Recoletos Priests in 1796, the Punta Cruz Watch Tower serves as an observation tower against the invasion of Moro (or Muslim) pirates. With San Vicente Ferrer as the Patron Saint, the Punta Cruz Watch Tower is also known as Castillo del San Vicente.

Bantayan ng Punta Cruz

Bantayan ng Punta Cruz

Known in Filipino as Bantayan ng Punta Cruz, the watchtower is made of corals coming from seas near Panglao and Siquijor. The first floor is triangular while the second floor is hexagonal.

Saved from destruction during the Filipino-American war and the World War II, when the Japanese forces burned the town of Maribojoc in 1944, the Bantayan ng Punta Cruz declared a National Historic Landmark in 2009 is an example of a Spanish architecture built by local artisans.

Situated in the town of Maribojoc in Bohol, the Punta Cruz Watch Tower is now one of the tourist attractions in the island that is getting much attention.

About 15 kilometers from Tagbilaran the lone city of Bohol, the town of Maribojoc has several interesting tourist attractions, which the ordinary backpacker can appreciate – and these spots include the Bantayan ng Punta Cruz.

Cottage

Cottage

Cross

Cross

Declared a National Historical Treasure

Declared a National Historical Treasure

Inside the Watch Tower

Inside the Watch Tower

Mark, Lisa, Sam at Punta Cruz Watch Tower

Mark, Lisa, Sam at Punta Cruz Watch Tower

Punta Cruz Watch Tower area

Punta Cruz Watch Tower area

San Vicente Ferrer

San Vicente Ferrer

Stairs going to Sea

Stairs going to Sea

Triangular Form

Triangular Form

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  1. john says:

    1976 or 1776 oh well your only 200 years off,,,,but whos counting…

  2. Tripsiders says:

    Nice Place… Thanks for sharing…:)

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