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Address: Laoag, Luzon, Philippines

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Beautiful interior

The church is worth a visit, it is right in downtown Laoag. There is a parking lot surrounding the church which takes away from the exterior beauty. The church is huge and one of... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Calvin C
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

The church is worth a visit, it is right in downtown Laoag. There is a parking lot surrounding the church which takes away from the exterior beauty. The church is huge and one of many beautiful churches in Ilocos Norte.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

Visit this place to give thanks for we were able to visit laoag. Place of historic significance a place once regarded as the capital of the philippines president. Give thanks

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Thank Resty2010
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

The St. William Cathedral, at the heart of Laoag City is an imposing edifice and a must see in one's travel to the Ilocandia. It's been 30 plus years since the Cathedral n the church( its people) hosted the Kingship of Jesus. On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, the Faithful of the Diocese of Laoag will come as one for this... More 

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Olongapo, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We called into the Church when we went to see the sinking bell tower as the church was just over the street it is a very impressive building

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Thank gerald m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The large cavernous church is fittingly a cathedral. Evoking the rich history of Roman Catholicism in the north, this place of worship is also a place to marvel at centuries old relics and artifacts, of the unique architectural style and influence of Spain, up north, where reverence to the sites and symbols of Christianity are well rooted, up to now.... More 

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South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

St. William's Cathedral is near Laoag Sinking Bell Tower. Since it's near, it doesn't hurt to pay a visit and say a prayer. :)

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Thank Mawi S
Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The St. Williams Cathedral was accessible from our hotel. Masses during Sundays are held every hour but one must check when English mass is scheduled. We admired the walls and interiors and were impressed how they were able to preserve it through time.

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Thank Beth G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

My family enjoys visiting churches especially old ones. This place was one that we took a lot of photos. The structure and façade of the church is very welcoming.

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Thank Meenadel
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

St. William's Cathedral or the Laoag Cathedral is more or less 30 steps away from the sinking bell tower. These two attractions were our last stop for our city tour and we felt accomplished despite not being able to visit Santa Monica Church in Sarrat. There will be plenty of time to visit it in the future, anyway. :)

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Thank Jez S
Laguna Province, Philippines
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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

After the sinking bell tower visit, one should not miss this site. It's just walking distance. After which, one could proceed with other spot.

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