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San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod

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Church Tourist Spot
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 travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bacolod holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Sebastian Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Be aware of beggars outside. Amazing inside this large cathedral. Would highly recommend attending during a mass.  more »
  • A "neo" that you liked so much in the 19th century, is the Cathedral of Bacolod. It has harmony in construction and some curious things like bells in the courtyard entrance to the grounds of the Cathedral. They are donated by former parish priests and bear an inscription in Spanish.
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  • It is a must that every time I am new to a place, the church is the first place that I have to visit and pray.  more »
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  • 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.
  • I love San Sebastian Cathedral because I a serve as choir with my husband and my son is an Altar Server
  • Beautiful inside .
  • Much has been preserved but also a lot has changed.
  • It is a late 19th-century church in Bacolod City.

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Where to stay in Bacolod

From modern western style hotels to budget friendly lodgings in the heart of daily Bacolod life, the accommodation options scattered across the city have got every traveller's needs covered. Head uptown to some of the more fashionable bars and restaurants for luxurious hotels boasting poolside service and four star accommodation for your Bacolod vacation. Downtown find the city's livelier, more economic options, ideal for those wanting to immerse themselves in the capital's hustle and bustle while enjoying modest comfort and hospitable service. In October, book early to avoid disappointment due to the city's popular MassKara Festival.
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