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St. William's Cathedral

Laoag, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Laoag
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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English first
Amsterdam
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411 reviews 411 reviews
234 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great place. Looks elegant in the middle of traffic and rushing people around. Another landmark to contribute the touristic Ilocos provinces.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

when i'm new in the place, cathedral is a must visit in the place. glad to drop by this structure to see the beauty of its interior.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you are doing a Visita Iglesia in Ilocos, I think St. William's Cathedral is a great place to start since it is very accessible.

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Laoag, Philippines
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30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have been going to this church for years now and I have seen how they maintain it. Comparing it to when I was a kid, the roof is better now. There are more chairs, more speakers and more electric fans so it is more comfortable but there are still others who stands throughout the mass for the 5pm and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visited just a little after mass, it is beautiful inside and out. Should visit if you're in the area visiting the Singking Bell as they are just across each other.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The Cathedral is one of the oldest and well preserved in the country. I was simply amazed and impressed, would love to go back again and hopefully attend a mass :-)

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Quezon city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The church was also known as the Paoay Church.One of the oldest church in the country.though it was old the people there were able to preserved the beauty of their church.very heritage and very beautiful.Look so peaceful as if you can feel the history by seeing it.We were able to go inside for our little prayer.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The altar was soo nice... very rustic church.. the architecture was untouched by modern concepts and it is still holding up unlike some of the other churches..

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It has been so many years since I was in the Cathedral and this visit is very memorable because it is the first glance of my family. The church maintained is strong and massive appearance and with the passage of time, its nearby areas has became so commercialized. Call it progress or poor urban planning......Inside, looks like time has stood... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This Cathedral is very near in Hotel del Norte where we stayed. It is just walking distance and also near at Sinking Bell Tower.

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