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“St. William's Cathedral”

Reviewed April 6, 2013

This Cathedral is very near in Hotel del Norte where we stayed. It is just walking distance and also near at Sinking Bell Tower.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The church is small but lovely. It's centrally located. If you're in Laoag, it's worth going into. It is in walking distance of the museum, the bell tower, the market, and several restaurants.

Thank J K
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Similar to what I did at the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral or the Vigan Cathedral, I knocked at the front door of the St. William's Cathedral of Laoag when I first visited it on 12.21.2012. A friend told me that my prayers would be answered if I did these knocks before entering the church for the first time.

This beautiful cathedral was constructed in 1580 per the plaque posted at its front area. It has historical significance. The American Forces used it during the 1898 Revolutionary War and by the Diocesan Congress.

Both the inside and outside areas of the cathedral are beautiful. There were beautiful gladiolas starting near the entrance doors and ending near the altar areas during my visit. The ceiling, lights, seats, carpeted aisles, altar and other areas of the Cathedral are all well-maintained and are beautiful. The high columns are embellished with gold-color paint.

The decorations of its facade resemble those of spindles or the king/queen of the chess board.The flowery decorations are additional enhancements.

Located near the Cathedral are the sinking bell tower and other attractions of Laoag . Be sure you visit this Cathedral when you're in Laoag.

Thank LolaGo1
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Solemn, nice antique interiors, lots of devotees. One of Ilocos Norte's famous landmarks. If you're a catholic, this is worth the visit.

Thank wrkshy
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The cathedral was rebuilt many times so there's nothing left of the 17th century constriction or 18th century reconstruction. It is open so one can venture in but don't think you're escaping the heat because it is just as hot inside.

Thank DaxeS
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