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Address: Rizal Street, Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Nice church which PJP 2nd visited

Nice church across the road from huge square or plaza Information outside on history including church bells and small bell fry built Unfortunately a large number of beggars... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bacolod's San Sebastián Cathedral is a baroque Roman Catholic church made of coral stone built in 1876 and completed in 1882. It was consecrated as a cathedral in 1933 and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod. It is named in honor of Saint Sebastian, an early Christian saint and martyr. It has two bell towers constructed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice church across the road from huge square or plaza Information outside on history including church bells and small bell fry built Unfortunately a large number of beggars outside the church

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visiting churches is part of the tourist thing to do in the Philippines, especially this southern provinces where the Spaniards have landed and spread christianity 400 years ago. The churches here in Bacolod & Iloilo is rich with history and are huge. We found the church dark, the ambient light filtering through the stained glass was quite minimal ( was... More 

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Los angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is probably on of the best churches I have seen in the philippines, old limestone, really large, many typical colorful statues, a lot of poor people in need of charity wandering around the church. Very central, in walking distance from the very good budget hotel suite al Calle nueva

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

When things seems to be falling apart I keep my faith.I usually go to this place to pray,cry and think things over.I really helps me clear my mind.When I am done its like I was renewed and ready to face the battle of life.

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San Carlos City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Whenever i travel to Bacolod and still has a few minutes to spare, i'd love to squeeze a moment to drop by at San Sebastian church to say a little prayer and calm my hurried self. They say, if it's your first time to enter any church, you make a wish and it will be granted. Well, I can't remember... More 

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Thank Didzki
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

when in bacolod, try to visit the cathedral to see for yourself how this church metamorphose from an antiquared structure to a wonderful artsy baroque building at night. as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Bacolod, san sebastian cathedral has a facade similar to that of Quiapo minor basilica in manila. truly a wonderful sight to behold.

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Thank Irene F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went here for the first time with someone really special, so the church is a really special place for me. I loved the silence despite the bustling street it was in. This will always be a special place for me. <3

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop during my second time in Bacolod. Typical catholic church in the Philippines but nonetheless beautiful.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The inside of this Cathedral is much more interesting to the eye than the outside. The accoustics are poor inside but excellent through the PA system outside. The prayer chapel to thecside is a delight.

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