PHL | Dumaguete: St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and Bell Tower

by blueclouds

Our flight was still late afternoon so we still have time to roam around the city. We were planning to check Siliman University, however the Information Booth was closed when we passed by. So we were only able to see the Dumaguete Cathedral and Bell Tower.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral



St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

The St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral is a historical monument. It is the largest church in the city and was built originally built 1757-1776.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

The church displays traditional European architecture with its high ceilings and hanging chandeliers.

Church Ceiling

Having undergone restoration in 2005, the facade is indeed praise worthy and is made of brick stone.

Church Entrance

Church Entrance

Church Entrance

The altar is elaborately decorated

Altar

Altar

Altar

Inside the church, an altar of the 12 apostles can be seen.

12 Apostles

On the side of the church is the bell tower which was built as well in 1811 whereby Muslims were a threat to people as they search for slaves. The Bell Tower was then used to forewarn the locals of any dangers coming.

12 Apostles

These two – Cathedral and Bell Tower – are very famous architectural landmark in Dumaguete City

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