San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Negros Occidental
Appreciate the imposing stone facade of San Sebastian Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod. The church was buit in 1876, and has since undergone many renovations, picking up a life-size statue of Saint Sebastian along the way. Its architecture tells its history, and when you enter the first thing you’ll see is the magnificent altar. The church's interior also boasts a white ceiling with golden details, as well as rows of wooden pews, while its churchyard contains two bells that once adorned the bell towers. See the cathedral's columbarium, where the remains of bishops lie. For San Sebastian Cathedral and beyond, use our Bacolod trip itinerary planning tool to get the most from your Bacolod vacation.
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  • September 26, 2017
    There's not a lot of places to visit in Bacolod , this church is very old , it's worth a visit , there is no charge  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    women please dont leave your bags or purses on your seat while taking the communion and should you kneel hold on to it, the church is often closed, women again when crossing the street hold on to your...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    The church looks well maintained from the outside. Inside, i was impressed with how elegant yet solemn the church it. Lots of images of saints at the side of the church. Easily accessible. Across it i...  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    Since I was employed at LBP in Bacolod City in 1993, I used to attend masses here in San Sebastian Cathedral because of its proximity to my boarding house and my office. The priests' homilies were actual situations in our ever changing society, family and community. I admired the Church teachings here. Now, that I'm a retired employee, I go back to my hometown in Kalibo. But everytime I would go to Bacolod City, I always visit the Cathedral because everything flashes back. Since I was young then and living alone in a city, this Cathedral served as a haven for me.
  • April 24, 2017
    I love San Sebastian Cathedral because I a serve as choir with my husband and my son is an Altar Server
  • June 7, 2017
    Beautiful inside .
  • July 29, 2016
    Much has been preserved but also a lot has changed.
  • July 19, 2016
    It is a late 19th-century church in Bacolod City.

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