San Sebastian Cathedral
San Sebastian Cathedral
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Jay Santos
Makati, Philippines1,176 contributions
Dec 2022
For a quick visit and to appreciate an old church in the middle of Bacolod City.

The facade is another example of how Spanish churches dotted the Philippines.
Written 24 December 2022
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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore763 contributions
Oct 2022
Free to visit, but of course, donations are welcomed.
Nice to look around and enjoy the peace.
Please be respectful and do not make too much noise during your visit.
Written 16 October 2022
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Frenxies Travels
Negros Island, Philippines945 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Nice place to seek guidance and enlightenment from our beloved God. The place is quite perfect for solemn events like weddings, baptismals and other religious events. I did a lot of pictorials here since I am a photographer. Likewise an iconic and historic place for Bacolod City. This was rated by Alex the Media Guy. #FrenxiesMedia #FrenxiesTravels #Nworld #AlexMediaGuy #FrenxiesNewsWire
Written 14 May 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,804 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Having a very rough ferry ride from Iloilo City to Bacolod, I stopped here and said my prayers.

Located across from the Plaza, it is very easy to locate. Decorations inside are simple, with several statues of saints plus historical plaques.
Written 24 February 2020
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,737 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I went to have a look today because it's the number 1 thing to do in Bacolod. Took me 5 minutes to walk through and take acouple of photos. Yes it's nice but I've seen more amazing churches in Philippines.
Written 30 November 2019
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SimonOnvacation
Toronto, Canada320 contributions
Sep 2019
What's nice about this church are the hourly Masses offered to parishioners. Should you wish to go early or later in the day, there's a Mass to attend to.
If you get the chance, visit the Adoration chapel at the right side of the church, only a few people know this. The thing is - it's beside a school campus, so you can hear the noise on the other side, which is distracting if you are praying in the chapel.
Written 5 November 2019
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burghughes
Greendale, WI949 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
We drove past the Cathedral on a Sunday morning and I decided to get out and take a look. The extent of the building is stunning. I actually found it more beautiful than any of the Cathedrals in Manila or Cebu I have seen.

Mass was going on and they had the doors open and people lined up listening outside, so I joined the crowd and got to enjoy the angelic voices singing inside. You could see the interior of the church was also quite beautiful.

There is a park across the street from the church that is also a lovely place for a walk. I visited during the Masskara festival, so there were vendor booths everywhere selling food and other goods. It was a wonderful place for a walk and some souvenir shopping

Written 20 October 2019
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roselyn
Cebu City, Philippines32 contributions
Sep 2019
Napadaan lang ako doon kasi galing ako bongbongs, when i entered sa church na amazed talaga ako kasi ang daming nananampalataya sa santo nila, the surroundings are clean and green, masaya lang ako kasi naka visit ako sa church nila. That's it!
Written 14 October 2019
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Rose
6 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
It's a church. It has an interesting backstory, but it's nothing special.

If you want to go here as a massgoer, the place isn't airconditioned but seems amply ventilated. The altar doesn't have a crucifix at its center, and the place where you light candles wasn't maintained well.

If you want to be a true-blue tourist, it's not very conducive to picture-taking ala group, but it makes a pretty photo on its own. Some historical bits of it, particularly the old bells, aren't showcased well (cars were even parked next to it). There are rosaries and other church paraphernalia near the gate, though.
Written 19 September 2019
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ646 contributions
Jul 2019
My wife's grandparents are interred in the crypt so we went to visit. Being the Philippines, we just walked in and when the caretaker found us he....turned on the lights. Very welcoming and friendly cathedral in the "City of Smiles" (and they are very friendly).
Written 23 August 2019
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