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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

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Ranked #27 of 146 attractions in Cebu Island
Type: Religious Sites
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Alamo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nice Church, lovely architecture, close by Magellans Cross, so this makes it a must visit for all tourist regardless of your beliefs. Build by the Spanish Conquistadors in 1595, its the archdiocese of Cebu. Very details works of art inside, quit fascinating and moving to watch all the worshipers pray in the beautiful church. Well worth the visit for any... More

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Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Most visitors to Cebu will visit the Basilica of the Sto Niño and may miss out on the Cebu Cathedral. I'm glad I visited this church on Holy Tuesday when it held its yearly procession of the Passus and Stations of the Cross. The procession was a colorful and depicted scenes and saints that figure in the story of Christ's... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What amazed me so much with the cathedral was the altar so grand with its gold-painted altar and life-size images. It is where I first saw in my life , the biggest cross with the crucified Christ near the main door. The architecture as a whole makes one feel like travelling back in time. This is a perfect setting to... More

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Whole World
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I love the architecture of this church. It's a good church for weddings. It also has air conditioning. For weddings you'll have to pay 25,000 the last time I searched in order to turn on the air conditioning of the whole church.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Founded in 1836 the cathedral was recently refurbished and projects a forceful embodiment of the faith that has fundamentally formed the country since Spanish colonial rule laid claim. It's a welcome respite from the bustle of the city.

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Amsterdam
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411 reviews 411 reviews
234 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The crowd of a wedding ceremony have just gotten out when we arrived the church. We were lucky as we entered because the altar was still lighted. My attention was at the altar at once and was looking for the Sto. Nino Image. Ohhh.. i was mistaken because it is in another cathedral the Basilica Minore del Sto Nino, which... More

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

i like the ambiance here because its not too crowded.

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Cebu
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

For a quite and solemn church visit away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and pilgrims of it's neighbor, the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino de Cebu, then the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is the church to go. It is also the church of choice for most weddings in the city. You might chance upon one on your visit.

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Cebu
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

There is an electronic bell here that cost 3 million pesos. The renovation recently cost more than 10 million pesos. It is one of the best churches I have seen. Perhaps, its one of the most historical, oldest and most beautiful churches in the Philippines and in Asia. "Definitely a must see".

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Binãn, Laguna, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

It is easy to get there, either on foot or jeep, from Magellan's Cross. The place is awesome in its religious architecture. It reminds me of St. James the Great church in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City. I could have taken lot s of photos outside if not for the rain. Yet one can be satisfied with its majestic beauty inside.... More

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