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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  • Located in the city of Palawan, the largest church in Palawan, the blue-coloured exterior of the church, queue a statue of a saint in a blue shawl, the sun shines through the blue glass into the room, and the atmosphere is severe.
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  • Always nice to visit a church when you are on a tour :) ... Beautiful church. There was some renovations going on when we were there.  more »
  • We had heard about the Cathedral and rode it purposefully. And our expectations. Produces its effect lasting Cathedral grandness and lightness at the same time.
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  • We managed for a short while to visit the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cathedral in Puerto Princesa City during a city tour, January 2016. The white & blue color painting of the exterior of the church is outstanding & symbolical of Our Mother Mary. The park in front of the cathedral was not completely done. The outer architecture is typical from the Spanish era. The inner architecture, ceiling, nave, altars & floorings are intricate & beautifully done. The covered path at one side entrance is very practical for the parishioners during rainy & hot seasons.
  • On 25 of September 2017, I was married to my Beautiful wife in this Beautful Cathedral ..... I want to thank everyone of the church, making us both feel so welcomed. Thank You So Much for giving us a Perfect & Beautiful Wedding
  • It isn't bule now~~~TT
  • The entrance is under construction now. Sunday mass from 5am to 10am in English.
  • 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.

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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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