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Cathedral Museum of Cebu

Address: Corner Manalili and P. Gomez Streets, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #24 of 41 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Museums
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186 reviews 186 reviews
76 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visiting the Cathedral Museum for the first time is refreshing and educational. The impressive bahay-na-bato near the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño is accessible by taxi or jeepney. You will find here several religious artifacts from the region. There are several galleries in the Museum. One gallery shows how churches were built during the Spanish... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Catholic faith has a huge impact in Cebu's history. I'm not religious or even a Catholic, but I found the place interesting because of its history and the relics displayed in it. It also helps that it's located in a beautiful Spanish Era building. It's definitely a learning experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great museum that provides so much to see, learn and educate one self. Its a great ccclesiastical museum of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu

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Silay City, Philippines
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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197 helpful votes 197 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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23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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
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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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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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