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Cathedral of San Jose

Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Pasig, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When i visited this place,it still on an ongoing refurbish.I guess its been affected by the quake. Good thing it still stands still. Its very quite and easy to reach since its in the city centre and its close to the port.

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Mandaue, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well maintained. St Joseph Cathedral in Tagbilaran was not very much affected by the earthquake that destroyed most of the churches in Bohol. Perhaps because it was refurbished so it became almost new. Or perhaps the earthquake was not quite intense here. I was not able to take a look inside because there was an ongoing mass.

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London, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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83 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Slough, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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