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Cathedral of San Jose

Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It doesn't cost anything, there's not much to see. But it's worth wandering in for a second to look around.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great big Roman Catholic church in Bohol island. Centuries old and still standing. The San Jose Cathedral is indeed one historical site that promotes awareness of how Catholicism has effectively played into the earliest Filipino culture. I prefer Baclayon church because it's more Baroque in style and with Museum also.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This cathedral is located right downtown, and seems a pleasant place. Not really distinctive from many other churches, however. Nicely illuminated at night. Fortunately seemed to not be excessively damaged by the earthquake last year, although renovations ongoing when I was there. Strict dress codes (no shorts for men) prevented me from looking closely inside.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It is such a shame that so many of these old historic churches got so badly damaged by the earthquake last year. It needs a lot of us tourists to visit these places for the donations so that renovation can be done. Well worth a visit for that alone not to mention the splendid architecture that is hundreds of years... More

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melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

having passed this cathedral many times, i finally stopped to have a look last august it is not as impressive as many of the older churches of bohol, but apparently it received god's favour, as i have been told that it suffered minimal damage from the earthquake that struck the following month

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Tequesta, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Must see to understand the culture of this country . Any dislikes would be it's hard to arrange when it's not so crowed

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A large place of worship with thoughtful ambience, don not just go for the age of building. No apparent serious damage from the earthquake.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Different experience of attending Mass in Visayan language. But the church was in good condition after the earthquake. It is also in the middle of town which makes it very convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

By chance I arrived on Sunday, mass was on , full of attendants even at the courtyard with every body singing beautiful songs (prayers) , the lights on , was a very moving experience even for me being a Jew , the cathedral looks beautiful and at the entrance there is a plaque with the history of the building ,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Not very interesting u can find same churches all over the world. It took me like 2 minutes take a picture and continue.

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