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“Must visit when in Davao”

San Pedro Cathedral
Ranked #12 of 74 things to do in Davao City
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Owner description: This Colonial cathedral dates back to 1847.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The first place my family and I visited when we arrived in Davao was San Pedro Cathedral.That is to thank God for our safe trip. It is located in the heart of the city. It is in front of Sangunihan Panlunsod or the City Council Office.

The cathedral is like a huge ark making me recall of Noah's Ark where Noah called the people to be saved from the great flood. Maybe, the cathedral was designed that way so as to call for us to come into the abode of God's salvation.
The cathedral has two wings aside from the middle portion where the main altar is located. The right wing houses the different statues of saints that includes of course St. Peter. It is actually like a small chapel. The left wing likewise houses a huge image of Jesus Christ and series of confession rooms. The confession rooms may have been planned to be near the huge image of Jesus Christ to remind us again that whoever seeks forgiveness, God is always there to accept us once again.

Mass, aside from their regular schedules, is also offered on weekdays at noon from 12:00 to 12:30nn.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Kinda like an onion or a lotus flower; ones imagination can go on and on:) I came here to Thank God for a safe trip to Davao, my family's first time in Mindanao. Lots of jeepneys ply this route---within walking distance are parks, museum, government offices, hotels, inexpensive food places including buffets. By the open-air church are small shops selling colorful rosaries, candles and religious articles.

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Reviewed September 11, 2011

The cathedral is newly renovated and the altar is newly designed. The new altar has a very elegant and flashy design, sooo much different from the old one which was very simple. It's very interesting to visit this church specially during sunday when it's filled with more than a thousand church-goers. Just dont forget to bring fan and hanky coz you'll need it. The last time i went there, i saw a very big tarpaulin with "Happy Eidl Fitr" hanging right across the church building. I guess this is to show that Davao City is a very friendly city no matter what religion you belong to, and that you will be treated with much respect as long as you are harmless :). You can also stroll around the area. Rizal park and Osmena park are still the favorite hang-out areas of most locals after attending mass. Food is every where, may it be street foods or fastfoods.

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Reviewed March 12, 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2016
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