Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Puerto Princesa

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Greeting its visitors with a baby blue and white Gothic facade, Immaculate Conception Cathedral casts a quaint silhouette along one of the central avenues of Puerto Princesa. A signifier of Spanish colonialism, consecrated in 1910 and declared an Apostolic Vicariate in 1955, the church lies at the heart of the island’s Catholic community, hosting daily services. On entering the interior of the church, warm blue hues wash over you from turquoise stained glass, contrasting against the hanging yellow lanterns and dark wooden beams. Stop by for mass or visit later in the day to simply bask in a serene environment. Use our Puerto Princesa road trip planning site to visit Immaculate Conception Cathedral on your trip to Puerto Princesa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It draws much attention as devotees who are in the Philippines. We could attend a mass and very nice is to see it live.
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  • The patroness of Puerto Princesa is the Immaculate Conception. It's not surprising, therefore, that the city's cathedral was named after her. I decided to visit this place not so much as to write a re...  more »
  • The cathedral is currently undergoing renovation during our visit. Nevertheless, there’s nothing special about the cathedral inside and outside. Just be wary of the pesky mendicants outside the church...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic cathedral locatedmright beside the Plaza Cuartel in Puerto Pricesa Palawan.
  • Although it is not as old as most of the Spanish Era churches in the Philippines, it is still one church to add to your Visita Iglesia Trip. Its light blue facade makes it look good.
  • Beautiful blue cathedral. Inside is huge.
  • A beautiful Parish church in the heart of Puerto Princesa
  • The cathedral is still undergoing a major renovation project.

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Where to stay in Puerto Princesa

The main urban area on the east coast provides the bulk of accommodations for visitors to Puerto Princesa. Choose from a rich variety of large resorts, relaxing spa retreats, and eco-lodges, with many nudged up as close as they can get to the beaches and offering sea views. More basic accommodations include side-street guesthouses and dormitory-style hostels, while wilder options can be found sitting in privileged places along the coast to the north and south.
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