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One of the historical markers along Rizal Blvd.

This is one of the historical markers you'll find along Rizal Blvd, in Dumaguete City. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CzarEmmanuel
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Manila, Philippines
Dumaguete charm and history

Let's not prepare ourselves for Michelangelo and St. Peter's Cathedral - this statue is done in a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
John T
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the historical markers you'll find along Rizal Blvd, in Dumaguete City. It is located right across the Sans Rival Bistro. It recalls the arrival of the first group of Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in 1904 upon the invitation of the local bishop at that time, Msgr. Frederick Rooker, to educate the youth of the island. Among them were French, American, Portuguese, and Chinese sisters. Aside from establishing schools, they also founded hospitals and other charitable institutions on the island.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Let's not prepare ourselves for Michelangelo and St. Peter's Cathedral - this statue is done in a local regional style I have seen throughout the Philippines, and it is handled well. The history behind the Seven Sisters is impressive: the landmark commemorates the coming of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, France to the Philippines on October 29, 1904. The sisters arrived from Vietnam with the purpose of taking over a boarding school housing 26 girls. They learned Visayan and Spanish languages to be able to teach their students. The elementary school eventually grew to become St. Paul High School (1920), and ultimately led to the founding of St. Paul University.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Well maintained landmark. Nothing fancy but its iconic. Kinda creepy at night. Nice reminder of the past in Dumaguete.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing much to see than the statue of nuns. Unless you really love history, there is nothing much to see.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice attraction in the middle of Dumaguete Boulevard st. You can not miss it cos as you go walking along the Boulevard you will end up seeing this interesting monument right at the core of downtown Dumaguete and near most restaurants and clubs together with a nice seaside view.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

The fence is usually wrapped with plastic, as the locals use the basin as a trash can, due to lack there off at the boulevard.
The water in the basin and proper illumination is missing since 2014.
However, that gives enough shadow at nighttime, that street-birds and hunting girls gather there to meet some walk-by customers. So at least one group of tourists finds this place interesting. Otherwise not worth turning the head

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Almost real object that catches our attention. We came closer to the monument and found out that they were the first arrival of St Paul sisters missionaries to this part of the country..

I was glad to see them all. Unusual monument like getting to disembark seeing the land.It is also situated by the bay at the Rizal boulevard.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is one attraction along the boulevard that you can't take your eyes off. The nuns all have male faces and some serious articulation about each one of them. Being such an unusual statue makes it interesting.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We initially drove by and I saw the monument and thought it was real...had to turn around for another look. Very interesting especially regarding the history of the nuns arrival to the area.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This unexpected statute representing the arrival of nuns in the area in 1904 is naive and funny, almost cartoonesque and makes for an original, if not really artistic, picture on the boulevard. This is at least something to be done on this otherwise uninspiring promenade.

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