Parish Church of the Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion of Oslob

Official Name: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church[1]

Classification Status: Classified Historic Structures (covering all Colonial Churches and other Houses of Worship, per NHCP Res. No. 3, s. 1991)[1]

Town or City: Municipality of Oslob, Cebu

Year Declared: 1690[1]


Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, also known as Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Conception or Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, is an ancient Roman Catholic church in Oslob, Cebu.

Originally a part of Carcar's parish, Oslob was later attached to Boljoon when the latter became a parish in 1690. Oslob gained parish status on January 8, 1848, and subsequently became the mother parish of Nueva Caceres until it became a parish in 1877. The church has faced challenges, including damage during World War II and fires in 1955 and 2008, with renovations and restoration completed in 1980 and 2010, respectively.

The church features an arched entrance flanked by pilasters, with similar pilasters at each end of the stonewall. The upper level has three rectangular stained glass windows, decorated cornices, high reliefs on the frieze, the Spanish king's seal on the pediment, and a cross at its apex. Acroteria line the gable. The massive octagonal bell tower, connected to the church, has pilasters, arch openings, and a red dome at the top.[2]