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Cathedral Museum of Cebu

Corner Manalili and P. Gomez Streets, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #20 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Museums
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Silay City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went to this museum last June and was able to take pictures. The guide inside the museum was really informative and gave me a description of all the artifacts inside she also took my pictures as I travelled alone. But just last week I came back with my brother and bestfriend and we were told that taking pictures is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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136 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is located along Manalili cor. P. Gomez St. Cebu City, Cebu. From the Catheral Metropolitan church it is about 100 meters. this building has been around since the 19th century. The building is made of hard wood. Very old and rustic. The museum is a collection of artifacts related to the history of the Catholic Church in Cebu, including... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

For nerds like myself, old buildings like this (1800) are a pleasure to visit, even if I am only remotely interested in the religious relics. It was interesting to see the Chinese and local influences in images of Saints depending on the period in which they were produced, or the artist who rendered the likeness. The locals were apparently fascinated... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Walking distance from Santo Nino. Lots of artifacts and very interesting exhibits. The building architecture is beautiful. We were just browsing through... What this place desperately needs is a tour guide. Best part: The lovely garden at the backyard / Building architecture

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Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

located along mabine st the architecture of the church is typical of Spanish colonial churches in the country, namely, squat and with thick walls to withstand typhoons and other natural calamities. The facade features a trefoil-shaped pediment, which is decorated with carved relieves of floral motifs, an IHS inscription and a pair of griffins. The Spanish Royal Coat of Arms... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We had that museum tour in our school and we visit this one but I didn't really enjoyed much since i was not interested to learn history.

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Worth a visit to see hows the church in Philipines. Classic church feel. You can see people doing prayers inside so be considerable. Not much touts as its a more local church place rather than a travellers attractions.

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The best part about the Cathedral Museum is its architecture, with its capiz-shell windows, and huge planks of wooden floors. It's right next door to the Cathedral itself, and both structures aren't that far from many other historic sites in Old Cebu: Santo Nino Basilica (which by the way has a charming small museum); Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego House, Old... More 

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