Thursday, August 08, 2013

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral.

Another stop-over, part of the “City Tour” package offered by most hotels or tour operators in the city.  But you can always visit the cathedral whenever you’re staying near the city center. 

The present baby blue painted church is built in homage to Saint Mary (mother of JC) during the 1960s.  The original church was a small chapel built during the Spaniards occupation of the Philippines when they proclaimed the Immaculate Conception of Mary as the patroness of Puerto Princesa.

For devout Christians, this is a nice place to stay for awhile, ponder and pray.  For architectural fans, it’s a big structure but not much in the way of awe and amazement, but for cultural sake, get in and observe a part of the Filipino Christian culture.

This church is the biggest one in the city, although there are a lot of churches and chapels dotting the city, probably christian churches too but different sects or branches or perhaps different religions.


Angel statue at the entrance.
The cathedral is located along the main thoroughfare Rizal Avenue and just few strides away from the Plaza Cuartel, another sight to visit in the city.



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