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Cathedral of San Jose

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Address: Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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Beautiful Church with an even better park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As another reviewer noted, there is a notice by the main entrance stipulating the dress code. I returned having changed into long trousers only to see cleaning staff wearing shorts. Aside from this minor annoyance, the cathedral is splendid

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Pasig, Philippines
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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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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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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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