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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

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Ranked #25 of 150 Attractions in Cebu Island
Type: Religious Sites
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is located along P. Burgos St. It is walking distance Basilica and Magelan Cross. It was built sometime in 1595. The architecture of the church is typical of Spanish colonial churches. The facade features a trefoil-shaped pediment, which is decorated with carved relieves of floral motifs. The construction is made of cut stones and concrete plaster and is now... More

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Mandaue, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have a special affection for this church because this is where my parents got married. Although it was not as beautiful then as it is now. I am thankful that this church is now being taken cared of and given the value it truly deserved. The nice thing about this church is that it is quiet and solemn because... More

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Alamo, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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