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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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  • The cathedral itself is lovely, however as soon as you enter the gates you are hounded by beggars who follow you everywhere.. it kind of ruins the experience as you can't fully appreciate the atmosphe...  more »
  • Facade of the church is beautifully made with blocks of coral stones typical of Spanish era architecture. The interior is well laid out, spacious with many small chandeliers. The history buff should t...  more »
  • This location is in the heart and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod. Just in front of Bacolod Public Plaza and beside La Consolacion College one of the Oldest Schools in the City. If b...  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.