Mount Carmel Hill

Attraction Mt. Carmel Hill & Belfry Balilihan,Bohol,Philippin Published on: 13-11-2015

30 mins
09:00 AM
09:30 AM
Second-time visit
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The Mt. Carmel Hill is the only historical landmark left the sheds light on the rich history of the Balilihan town.

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Why Mount Carmel Hill is special ?

The hill of Mt. Carmel is around 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City located in the municipality of Balilihan. The Mt. Carmel Hill has proved to withstand anything that has come its way, may it be natural calamities or even time itself. The once-belfry has turned into towers that still sit on top of the hill like sentinels, wary and protective of the people it overlooks. The tower rises to four stories without any clear division in between floors. Its openings are few and are mostly concentrated on the uppermost floor where the arched opening is decorated by floral designs and scroll work. Concrete stairways were constructed to go up the hill so that visitors would have the chance to marvel at its historical structure.


What to explore at Mount Carmel Hill?

Atop Mt. Carmel Hill right in the heart of Balilihan town is a historical tower of adobe and limestone. These materials were hauled from the town of Baclayon. The tower was built at the foot of a hill to serve as the belfry of the church. The church was, however, burned down during the Philippine revolution. Like a sentinel, the tower stands as guard of the whole town. Concrete stairways lead to the hill.


How to get to Mount Carmel Hill?

The hill of Mt. Carmel is around 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City located in the municipality of Balilihan. The town lies northeast of Tagbilaran. Visitors can get to Balilihan via Cortes using CPG North Avenue or Corella by use of KA Clarin St. It will take about 30 minutes to get to Balilihan from Tagbilaran.


Selling points

  • The only historical landmark in Balilihan town
  • One of the Old Tourist Attraction in Bohol
  • Very tranquil place, non tourist spot
  • Peaceful, worth a short stop
  • Nice small park on top of the hill
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Mt. Carmel Hill & Belfry Balilihan,Bohol,Philippin

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  • Situated right beside the hill is Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. The sanctuary offers a center of worship and faith to the people of Balilihan.
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  • Aside from the Mt. Carmel Hill, other attractions of Balilihan include the Camugao Falls that provide a beautiful backdrop of the lush and green vegetation of tropical plants and ferns.
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  • The stairs going up are also renovated so it's now easy for everyone to go up the hill.
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I've been here several times. The fact that it is located in my hometown, it is also near to our town plaza and church which is accessible within the poblacion. Before, it was only the Belfry up the hill but it has been renovated and now it has already a park where visitors can do some activities. The stairs going up were also renovated so it's now easy for everyone to go up the hill. Maintained and managed by the local government, I hope they can continue preserve this tourist spot.

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