Blood Compact Monument
A bronze statue on a hilltop fronting the sea commemorates The Sandugo, a traditional tribal trust ceremony shared by regional chief Datu Skiatuna and Captain General Miguel López de Legazpi of Spain shortly after his arrival in Bohol in 1565. The symbolic gesture formed the foundation for lasting peace between the Spaniards and the Island residents.
The statue, near the site of the original ceremony, sits on small raised pedestal and depicts the two men seated in their period regalia and clanking glasses while three Spaniards look on approvingly. The blood compact required both men to create a small incision in their forearms, sprinkle blood in a glass of wine, exchange cups, and drink, thus solidifying the compact.
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What's the best way to experience Blood Compact Monument?
- Cultural Countryside Day Tour (Private Tour)
- Bohol Tour with Bike Zip Adventure
- BOHOL COUNTRY SIDE TOURS w/ RIVER CRUISE BUFFET LUNCH
- Bohol Tour Rent a Van - Bohol Day Tour