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The Transfiguration of Our Lord Cathedral

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Address: Palo, Leyte Province 6501, Philippines
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+63 53 323 4050

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Memorial of Typhoon Yolanda victims

The historical cathedral has been constructed 1596 so it is understandable how it has undergone several reconfigurations. It is again newly reconstructed after it was almost... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2016
Manila, Philippines
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Bukidnon Province, Philippines
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

I can think of at least five reasons why you must include the Cathedral in your Leyte itinerary: a. it has an exceptionally beautiful architecture which survived fire, war, and Typhoon Haiyan. The sight of the retablo itself is worth the trip with its ornate, gold plated decor. b. Pope Francis came here for a visit, and therefore, the place... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

The historical cathedral has been constructed 1596 so it is understandable how it has undergone several reconfigurations. It is again newly reconstructed after it was almost destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The memorial for the typhoon’s victims is just off the side of the church if one wants to visit and offer prayers.

Thank with_oldies
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the goodness of some, the Palo Cathedral has been restored. We just visited the Church on our way around town but the place is very quiet and ideal for praying and thanksgiving.

Thank Edna O
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Cathedral is new on the outside. But inside it housed a history way back 1956. It is also a witness to the sufferings of the people of Palo during the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda Built within its ground is a Memorial dedicated to all those who perished due to typhoon Yolanda...where Pope Francis prayed for the souls of all... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The Cathedral of Palo was damaged by Yolanda (Haiyan) but it has been restored to its former glory. The present Cathedral is not old. It looks very new. I saw a picture of what the old Cathedral looked like and it looked very different from the present. It nonetheless strikes an imposing image located in the Centre of Palo.

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Davao Occidental Province, Philippines
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is the seat of the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte. The roofs were blown away by Yolanda, but it is now repaired prior to the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last Jan. 2015. Beside the cathedral is the mass grave of many casualties of Yolanda. Their names are written in the "lapida". Inside the convent building is the remnants... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Much of the cathedral roof was blown away in the typhoon, but the building structure withstood the surge and strong winds much better than its neighbours and community. To the right of the cathedral, the seminary building hides the ruins of the original Jesuit building, and a plaque commemorates the history of the cathedral, changing hands between Jesuit, Augustine and... More 

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laguna, philippines
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

most of the things in this Church are new; the only thing left of the original are the tile floors. not much to see. The altar is new; pews are new. door is new.

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