Jan 10, 2012

Punta Cruz Watch Tower

We went to visit Bohol for the second time in June 2009 and one of the places that we visited was the Punta Cruz Watch Tower in Maribojoc in Bohol. We rode a habal-habal because we wanted to visit as much old church as we can and since we were already in Maribojoc, our driver/tour guide/photographer made sure we see this place. The National Historical Institute sign at the Punta Cruz Watch Tower reads:
Ipinatayo ng mga paring Recoletos sa patronato ni San Vicente Ferrer laban sa pagsalakay ng mga piratang Moro, 1796. Yari sa korales na may hugis tatsulok sa unang palapag at heksagonal sa ikalawang palapag. Naligtas sa pagkasira noong digmaang Filipino-Amerikano at ikalawang digmaang pandaigdig ng sunugin ng mga puwersang Hapones ang bayan ng Maribojoc, 1944. Halimbawa ng arkitekturang militar noong panahan ng mga Espanyol at bantayog sa kahusayan ng mga lokal na artisano. Ipinahayag na pambansang palatandaang pangkasaysayan, 2009.

There are Spanish writings on the wall, this one below says Castillo des Vicente.This next sign says Ora Pnobis Cf, I think and I think it means pray for us. But please correct me if I'm wrong.
Here is yours truly at the top of the watch tower.
And this is yours truly enjoying the beautiful view of the waters around from atop the watch tower.

I already have made several posts about the Churches of Bohol and since the Punta Cruz Watch Tower was our first stop during our church visits way back in June 2008, I thought it should be part of those posts.

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