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Address: Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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a must visit for the pilgrims!

the altar showcased a beautiful retablo with gold trimmings around it. Undergoing painting when I visited in time for its diamond jubilee celebration. This church is being runned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was having solo tourist day, with visits to Fallon House, the art museum, the quilt museum, The Tech. I stopped in this cathedral, and it is wonderful! I doubt children would find it interesting, but they have some beautiful glass and sculptures. It's worth a visit, and can be enjoyed for a few minutes, or close to an hour.

Thank laurie c
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the altar showcased a beautiful retablo with gold trimmings around it. Undergoing painting when I visited in time for its diamond jubilee celebration. This church is being runned by SVD priest and it is a few minutes walk to the Provincial capitol and other historical landmarks within the city. At the side of the church is a place to light... More 

Thank bea_cham8
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The place is an ideal place to ask God's grace. Strategically situated at the heart of the city, it is accessible even to passers by.

Thank Ditas A
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

altered church of the spanish era, reasonably good size. strategic position, pain in the b..t the kids and non seller of very expensive and badly made candle that burn very fast and produce lots of black smoke. I have seen much nicer church in Bohol Unfortunately many churches are damaged by the earthquake that struck the area in 2013

Thank Antonio G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The church is the usual old philippines style, but the thousands of birds that were settling down in their favorite tree opposite the church took my attention.. The park underneath it has a very jolly atmosphere where one can relax and observe the locals doing their usual routine.

Thank David v
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A solace for tired body and soul in Tagbilaran, located in the city center with easy access to transportation and nearby places to dine.

Thank Joel D
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Experienced the century old church like this one is like going back to ancient times. This place always my comfort, my refuged, my healing place.

Thank Helena Erlinda D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This cathedral's history is old but the current building really is not (minus the bell tower). It has prominent position on the plaza and in the old days would have stood out prominently to ships approaching from the sea.

Thank stonewithnomoss
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Travellers should go there and enjoy the peace of this wonderful cathedral. It is renovated and has a lot of wonderful windows. You always find flowers on the altars with the wonderful statues.

Thank travelmouse_13
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The main building looks like it has been restored while there's an old tower standing beside it. What a contrast! The stained glass over the many arches are lovely while the interior looks marvellous! A great stop!

Thank JoshShoeString

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