Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, Hagatna

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Guam
Originally built in 1669, just one year after the first colonists arrived in Guam, Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica has been destroyed and reconstructed several times over the centuries. Most of what you can see now dates back to the 1950s. Look up at the curved facades and stained glass artwork of the cathedral, which plays an important role in the island's cultural and religious fabric, especially when crowds gather there to celebrate Sunday Mass. Use our Hagatna itinerary planner to visit Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica on your trip to Hagatna, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  •  Guide is put in it went, but on Sunday had gathered followers. Was clear now, but during the stained-glass Windows, beautiful and absolutely breathtaking. Christians is solemn in nature and it decreases the head.
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  • The Church is located in the historical region of Guam i.e. Plaza Espana. The Church is large enough, well maintained, clean and very graceful. Around the Church are many old town attractions guam colonial Spain.
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  • Sit on the seat behind entering the stand still. Even if you're not a believer can feel peace of mind. Guam tourism sounds at the time where I find peace of mind is one of the purposes.
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  • Dulce Nombre de Maria Basilica (Sweet Name Of Mary) is a Roman Catholic Church and our Mother Church for Arch Diocese of Hagatña Guam. Located in our capital city " Hagatña" , the Cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows and a beautiful Altar. Every Cathedral has its own unique beauty as ours does. You can also visit the St Therese Chapel. You can also take a leisure historical walk through the Spanish Azotea Park and visit our Guam Museum located near the Basilica. If you get hungry then walk to the Paseo and have lunch or dinner at the Chamorro Village and taste our local and asian foods from the many vendors. GUAM BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
  • Interesting large church that isn't as impressive as other cathedrals, but beautiful nonetheless. I arrived here on Sunday during the church service, so the $1 donation/entrance fee didn't apply.
  • Amazing and peacefull place.
  • NEVER GO TO THIS PLACE! I had a few terrible experiences in Guam and this place was the WORST. You are not allowed to get into the church unless you pay "donation." At that time, we only had a hundred dollar bill with us, and the lady at the gift shop said she did not have change, so we cannot get in. I politely mentioned that the box says "donation," not "entrance fee." However, she insisted, blocked us getting in and even accused us as thieves. The donation box on the cashier was a small white paper box, looked like made by a kid. And I am not even sure if it is really for helping out the church or for her own pocket.
  • I really like the ambiance in the Cathedral. Good place to worship.
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