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St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

Perdices Street, Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The church provides solace and silence. Located besides the Belfry, city park, just a walk from the Rizal boulevard and market. The church is quite big and spacious and the altar is beautiful. Outside you can light a candle to Mama Mary for your prayers and petitions.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Since it was a Monday when we went there, the church was not filled with people giving us the chance to pray solemnly. I expected an ancient Cathedral but somehow this is not as old as I thought it would be. There are much older churches found in Bohol & Cebu.

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Manila, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There are lots of beggars outside and the fire from the candle area is so big I didn't dare light a candle anymore. The inside of the church is huge and holy but informational papers are scattered on the table right at the center of the entrance.

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Ormoc, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The church is photogenic. I specially like the figurines of saints at the entrance of the church. Very photogenic indeed. Its also nice to taste the local ice cream sold there. Its not gellato but it sure does take the heat off.

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Manila
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just across the park, the church is in its old architectural design. What makes this place a famous place to visit, is its interior design. Pray and make a wish!

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Singapore, Singapore
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202 reviews 202 reviews
113 attraction reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I am not a Christian or Catholic. I just went into the church to escape the heat. However it is very tranquil inside. It is also a very good escape from the noise of traffic along the street. You can just sit down there and be deep in your thoughts.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We popped in when it was quiet and just sat enjoying the cool and had a few moment reflection. Along side the building there are burial places of Priest and perhaps Parishioners. There were a few beggars outside mostly old ladies who obviously needed a few Pesos.

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Freising, Bayern, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went there from the noisy streets downtown just to escape from the dirt and noise. Found a very nice place to relax. I am not a follower of any religion but love places like that to a kind of meditate. I spend almost an hour wandering, sitting and finding good thoughts. Warm welcoming place.

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Philippines
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13 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Came here before going to dinner and what I liked most about it is how the lights brought out the beauty of the cathedral especially the altar.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Fifty-three years ago, my parents were married in this church. When I was 6 years old, I had the chance to visit the church again and I remember being awed by the air-conditioned confessionals, which at that time was luxurious indeed. Next visit was some 35 years later and found the church no longer as awesome but still interesting. In... More

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