Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Puerto Princesa

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Palawan Province
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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  • August 13, 2017
    This is definitely worth the short walk out of the town, found it a great example of the fusion between Spanish and Philipino cultures.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Puerto Princesa dies not offer many attractions and all it offers is far from exciting or really interesting. The cathedral is located in an interesting area and could be a starting point for a 1-2 ho...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It's not bad, it's just a cathedral. Unfortunately, it was under construction too when we went to visit.  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    Beautiful historic cathedral locatedmright beside the Plaza Cuartel in Puerto Pricesa Palawan.
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    Beautiful blue cathedral. Inside is huge.
  • May 27, 2017
    A beautiful Parish church in the heart of Puerto Princesa
  • May 30, 2017
    The cathedral is still undergoing a major renovation project.

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