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St Paul Metropolitan Cathedral

Opposite Plaza Salcedo, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Great Cathedral

This is a great cathedral to visit with many saints to see and pray to and very old paintings of... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
Avery M
be big in vigan

start feeling big in vigan by visiting first its cathedral. by its facade alone, the baroque design... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
Irene F
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“main altar” (4 reviews)
Opposite Plaza Salcedo, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

This is a great cathedral to visit with many saints to see and pray to and very old paintings of the stations of the cross.

Thank Avery M
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

start feeling big in vigan by visiting first its cathedral. by its facade alone, the baroque design tells you its strength, the antiquity and the wealth of history it possesses since its first construction. be amazed also by the style of the interior. it will...More

Thank Irene F
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Opposite the Plaza Salcedo you could already have a visit in the historic St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral. This is as enthralling as other churches in Ilocos. There's a rich history behind the structure of the church. Upon entering you could already feel the vibe of...More

Thank PFSHero
Reviewed November 11, 2016

During the war the church did receive some damage but now repaired.during the last war many bullets were fired in and around the church damage was done but many repairs now taken place

Thank Raymond T
Reviewed November 3, 2016

The church is spacious and really old. After visiting other tourist attraction in Vigan, it is nice to visit this Cathedral which has a lot of history. The altar is magnificent.

1  Thank SoniaSuria
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I was here on a Sunday morning, so naturally, the place was swamped. I didn't get a good look at the interior, but I bet it's beautiful as evidence by it's exterior architecture. This one is situated in the plaza so no worries, this is...More

Thank _glaizakim
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Tourist must come and visit the Cathedral as this is the center of Roman Catholic devotion. The church was built in 1574 and completed in 1800s under the supervision of the Spaniard Juan Salcedo who was considered as the Spanish founder of Vigan. The interior...More

Thank artistahun
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Vigan Cathedral or the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle was first built out of wood and thatch. It was destroyed over the centuries by fire and earthquake. The present-day church was built from 1790 to 1800 under the Augustinians employing...More

1  Thank WanderLustDavao
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The church has been painted to have a modern look.It actually looks oddly different from the rest of the Spanish old structures in the Vigan heritage area because of this. I wish the restorers preserved the old look.

Thank Annette T
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to spend some quiet time, or take in a service as they have one in English at 5 pm each night, very central

1  Thank georgina b
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Michael Ray G
Hi, i just want to ask if how much would it cost of a wedding ceremony in this cathedral.
November 20, 2015|
Response from Sylvia P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I don't have an idea how much a wedding would cost. I will ask around and get back to you :)