Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Puerto Princesa

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Make Immaculate Conception Cathedral part of your personalized Puerto Princesa itinerary using our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary builder.
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  • Just had a quick visit here at the end of a city tour. I am curious if the cathedral will be repainted blue once renovations are completed. Inside the ceiling was unusual with the wooden inlays with p...  more »
  • This church is really beautiful. We are no Catholic but we went to see the building. It is even more beautiful in person. Lots of people inside, i dont know if they are worshipers or tourist that just...  more »
  • Too bad the cathedral ain't blue anymore. It looked better before. Now it just looks ordinary and plain. Bring back the old blue color!  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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