St. William's Cathedral

St. William's Cathedral, Laoag

St. William's Cathedral
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines5,939 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
This is one of the first Catholic churches founded in the Philippines. It dates back to the late 16th century ... just a few decades after the discovery of the Philippines in 1521 and the arrival of the first Augustinian missionaries in 1565. Today it is a vibrant parish and center of faith in the region. I had the privilege to attend one of the Holy Masses celebrated in this church. Very solemn and well-organized. Do find time to visit this place when you're in Ilocos Norte. It doesn't matter if you are a Catholic or not. The experience would still be historically and culturally enriching.
Written January 1, 2022
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WldnHDR
Quezon City, Philippines206 contributions
Dec 2019
The facade of this cathedral is very nice. The inside is typical Catholic church. I am not against icons and status of saints but they can be at least organized better. It's an eyesore. It could've been better if the area surrounding the church is a garden instead of a parking lot.
Written November 17, 2020
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JojoMD
Luzon, Philippines579 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
The church is easy to find located at the heart of the city. Historical and holy at the same time. Good parking space and near to a mcdonald if hungry
Written November 2, 2019
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Holy_Innocent
Hamilton, Canada457 contributions
Oct 2019
I don't suggest you waste your time visiting this particular Cathedral. Also attended 5 pm mass here in English and the priest and music was terrible, especially the piano player (very bad).
Written October 26, 2019
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nelson
Kitakyushu, Japan34 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Its a religious place to visit and pray. It iss just also near the Sinking Bell Tower and their downtown area. Worth to read the information on the wall in front of the church. It has a spacious parking lot.
Written May 17, 2019
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Steven E
Laoag, Philippines42 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Masses every hour. Full house.

Mass in English twice a day on Sunday.

Authentic Catholic experience in Tubuk. It was simple good service

Love the huge ceiling fans. Choir was lovely.
Written February 24, 2019
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Ronald1970
Arnhem, Nederland78 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
In this cathedral I got married in 2001, and it still looks fantastic. The echo, is so nice, and the walls are still so nice decorated.
Written July 29, 2018
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,576 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Visited this Cathedral two years ago. Came back for another visit today. Clearly it has undergone a renovation and repainting. Looks fresh and welcoming. The Jubilee Door at the back of the church has been finished and has interesting brass panels depicting scenes from the Bible including Noah's Ark and the crucifixion.

Well worth a visit and within easy walking distance of the old sinking bell tower.
Written July 28, 2018
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vicpk
Australia434 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Worth the effort, a beautiful church, but go early morning to avoid the heat. Always watch your belongings
Written July 20, 2018
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,452 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Several features of the church stand out. It has a three-sided roof, all painted in a pastel blue. The church is much larger than I was expecting for Laoag. While it has a Renaissance feel, it was built in 1880. Along with the nearby Bell Tower, it was for a very pleasant half hour.
Written February 22, 2018
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