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Cathedral of San Jose

Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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Perth, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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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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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The church is big and so spacious. I had goosebumps when my wife walked down the aisle. I was literally in tears. This church is truly magical.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Like many of the cathedrals in the Philippines there's nothing particularly excitng to see but the parks opposite are nice and the cathedral is peaceful with some lovely stanied glass windows. Have a look if you're down in this part of town...

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