Guiob Church Ruins
THE LAST WALL STANDING. One of the key structures of the Spanish colonial era of the Philippines is the Guiob Church Ruins, a declared National Cultural Treasure (NCT) that can be found in Camiguin, Northern Mindanao.
This 16th-century-built structure was destroyed during the Mt. Vulcan eruption on May 31, 1871, which shook the town (then Spanish-era capital called “Cotta Bato”) and mercilessly turned the town’s houses and structures into rubbles. The Old Guiob Church Ruins was one of the structures that remained standing.
The church’s sturdy walls and columns that still stand today represent and remind a sad history that will be forever remembered by the people of Camiguin.
In 2018, the National Museum of the Philippines declared this church ruins as NCT for its outstanding historical and cultural value that is highly significant and important to the country and nation not just in the Eastern Northern Mindanao Region.
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