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Cathedral of San Jose

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Address: Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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A church dedicated to my favorite St. Joseph

The location is on the crossroads of Tagbilaran City and road going to Panglao Island. The plaza in front has adorable pigeons who are just waiting to be fed. The church is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Caryl Anne G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is on the crossroads of Tagbilaran City and road going to Panglao Island. The plaza in front has adorable pigeons who are just waiting to be fed. The church is undergoing construction or repairs so I can't go near the altar. The mass was spoken in Visayan which I understand but maybe it's also held in English. Around... More 

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Thank Caryl Anne G
Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lighted candles here on the first day of my Bohol vacation. It's quiet so you can really pray and reflect on a lot stuff when you come here. On a weekday, I wasn't able to talk to a priest. I just talked to some ladies selling candles at the church grounds.

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Thank Joyce D
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 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.

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Thank laurie c
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

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Thank bea_cham8
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

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Thank Joel D
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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3 reviews
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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.

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Thank Helena Erlinda D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

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.

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