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Beautiful Cathedral

A Beautiful Cathedral in the Center of Cebu City. After visiting the Basilica of Santo Nino de Cebu head straight to the Cathedral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A Beautiful Cathedral in the Center of Cebu City. After visiting the Basilica of Santo Nino de Cebu head straight to the Cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The exterior and bell tower are very nice. It makes for some good photos. The interior is rather modern looking and well maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A nice building on both the outside and inside. The grounds are well maintained and offer ample photo ops. Of particular interest is the alter. The Museum next door is not as impressive and they charge for entry with no photos except for the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We always hear Sunday masses at this church despite the distance from our house because of the ambiance & the priests who hear masses. This maybe an ancient church but with a now & then renovation which made this church all the more beautiful. The down side is the parking attendant inside the church grounds which are discourteous & pisses... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Firstly this is not just a Cathedral the grounds are also worthy of a good look although unfortunately there are rough sleepers and beggars aplenty. It was hard to accept that this was in the centre of a busy City especially when you admired the gardens upon entry to the area which were ideal space for a moment of reflection.... More 

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Zamboanga City, Zamboanga, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

English mass at 1100H. Conveniently located and scheduled. Taxis and jeepneys are accessible. Located near the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Travelling to Cebu City? If you're a person who loves heritage and historical sites, I can suggest Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Few meters from Rajah Humabon Monument, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, Casa Gorordo, Magellans Cross and Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino.

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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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Address: Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City

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