Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,586 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
The renovation and restoration is now complete and it was a pleasure to walk around this Cathedral this morning. The church is quite busy with worshippers but there is still much to see.

Good example of Spanish church architecture with nearby adjoined bell tower. Quite serene and graceful. A nice visit. In the heart of the City near to the municipal buildings and opposite the end of the Spanish Bridge.

Well worth a visit of 30 minutes to an hour.
Written 19 June 2018
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Faithy18
Luzon, Philippines264 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Beautiful altar. They turn off the fan after the mass and close the main door. I like that the priest and nuna interact with the parishioners after the mass.
Written 30 November 2017
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,063 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
The Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral in Roxas City in the Province of Capiz, Panay is a pretty new one. Although the town of Capiz (which later became Roxas City) was founded in 1707 (while the Spaniards, including some missionaries, were already in the site as early as 1569), it became a diocese only in 1951 and an archdiocese in 1976. The vast majority of the population of the city (some 90%) are Catholics. This explains why the church was quite full when I visited the place one Sunday morning while a Mass was on-going.

The structure itself is quite simple. An inscription on the facade of the church informs us that it was re-constructed in 1954, clearly with reference to an earlier church constructed in the site in 1707 (which was supposedly destroyed by a storm and a strong earthquake). It has a simple quasi-Romanesque style, with an octagonal belfry on one side. The interior has a single nave and has the typical Latin cross shape. Both the walls and the ceiling are bare, meaning no paintings or frescoes. The simplicity of the design somewhat makes you focus only on the main altar, where a statue of the Immaculate Conception is enshrined.

Strictly speaking this church is not a tourist destination, but a place of worship. Visitors to Roxas City often include a visit to the place in their itinerary because the cathedral has become one of the well-known landmarks in the city. Feel free to drop by the place to say a prayer or two before disembarking on your tour around the city and its tourist destinations.
Written 11 November 2017
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Arne V
110 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
This cathedral stands in the very center of Roxas City, next to the province house, city hall and the Spanish bridge, in a small park.

As such, it's worth a visit if you're in Roxas City anyway. It's a nice cathedral where they have taken some time for displaying the history of the place which makes it worth a visit alone. There's a courtyard where you can burn a candle and see large statues of some holy figurines, as well as some old graves which are built into the church. Nice to see when you're there, but not worth the trip alone.

They're busy with improvements so you should expect some noise and so, but I guess it will be pretty when it's done. For now it's a bit 'glory days gone by'. If you are in Roxas and want to do something religious, then a visit to the Santa Monica parish church should be considered, as it has a big bell.
Written 27 August 2017
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Elvie C
Dasmarinas City, Philippines225 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Busy church. Has its own charm. Beautiful inside and out. It would be nice to hear a mass in this church
Written 19 August 2017
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Iflukscudkil
Dasmarinas City, Philippines548 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
This is located at the heart of the city - next to the city hall. Also a beautiful church full of amazing storied and folklore.
Written 19 August 2017
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Marianne A
3 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
I call this a majestic place because it has this special ambiance that you can feel if you are in this place. We went here in the afternoon and went back again at night. In the afternoon, you can see a lot of people visiting this place. They come from different backgrounds. You can also see the fine details of its architecture. At night, calming and beautiful lights encapsulate the surroundings making it more attractive. ☺
Written 6 August 2017
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,586 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is an impressive church located on the banks of the Panay River. Entry is from the right hand side as you face the cathedral. A primitive church was on this site before 1698, the year in which a typhoon destroyed it.

The present cathedral structure was essentially reconstructed in 1954 from the church built in 1870 by Fr Apolinar Alvarez. The cathedral has recently undergone a massive restoration. Altar pieces and the Episcopal chair have just been completed in the last few years. All tastefully carried out and aesthetically pleasing. The stained glass is modern. The font and baptistery are still under renovation.

There are no information leaflets available at the cathedral sadly.

Toilet just outside the millennium door at 5 pesos.
Written 27 July 2017
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Scrattie
Newcastle, Australia61 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Sitting at the heart of Roxas City, this can't be missed. One can tour around the nearby parks after swinging by this church. The interior is very colorful and solemn.
Written 31 May 2017
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Cicero B
Kailua, HI13 contributions
Mar 2017
During my boyhood days in Roxas City, I learned my Catholic teachings in this Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Our catechism teacher then was a jolly young priest named Father Sin who was always smiling. Little did we know that this young priest many years later would become a cardinal in the Catholic church. May his soul rest in peace.
Written 20 March 2017
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