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Address: Perdices Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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The Dumaguete Belfry is just lovely. It speaks of the history of the place. Great for pictures. Convenient to visit coz it's just beside the Dumaguete Cathedral.

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Dumaguete Belfry is just lovely. It speaks of the history of the place. Great for pictures. Convenient to visit coz it's just beside the Dumaguete Cathedral.

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Binangonan, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

As old as the adjacent Dumaguete Cathedral. It was built originally as a watchtower to help protect the town from the Moros (non-Catholic groups that maybe, were considered enemies during that time). It presently watches the daily lives of people passing by the busy streets of Dumaguete downtown.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We ambling around the city when we chanced upon the belfry which was situated beside the church. There was an old man cleaning the grill where the devotees light their candles if they want heavenly intercessions. The old man fired on the grill to melt all the candle wax in it. And the fire quickly grew (is this the proper... More 

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Belgium
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest landmarks in the city and is definitely worth a quick visit. It feels a bit out of order with it's surrounding though.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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149 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is one of the oldest structure in Dumaguete City and is a historical landmark. That's really all I can say about this attraction.

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Pasig, Philippines
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

if you get the chance to pass Perdices Street,you will notice the huge architecture that is overllooking the whole city .and was famously known as the "watch tower" during the war of the natives against the pirates of long time ago...it is a reminder of rich history and humility.

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Thank richnell6200
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Give this belfry plenty of room so when it falls it will not take you with it. Shame on the ownership for letting it decay!! Bacong has a much better belfry in a much more beautiful setting, ten miles to the south .

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The remains of this fort tower still look over the city's central plaza. They are lost in between a bunch of shops, "convenience area" and lots of traffic. Some kind of chapel has been grafted on its side with a virgin statute that attracts prayers. In summary: nothing to see.

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Thank JMGeneva
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Easy place to find and visit. Nice old architecture in a convenient location. Definitely worth the visit to experience this stunning old piece of History.

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Thank William M
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

You can easily walk to this place, no beggars, you can buy candle for a peaceful prayer for loved ones, very scenic for picture taking

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