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Address: Laoag, Luzon, Philippines

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All white and gold

That is the first thing that struck me from the outside. The interior is painted a powder blue and white with gold trim. The church was packed with pilgrims n on a tour visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lower Mainland, BC
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Lower Mainland, BC
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197 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is the first thing that struck me from the outside. The interior is painted a powder blue and white with gold trim. The church was packed with pilgrims n on a tour visiting all the churches in the province in preparation for Easter. There is a plaque indicating that the Marcos contributed to the stuccoing of the exterior.

Thank ShilohinBC
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a mistake that we did not go to this church after the sinking bell tower. It's very close. But the better thing that happened was we went there on a Sunday so we were able to get the "feels". We stopped to pray and take a few pictures.

Thank Tart C
Davao City, Philippines
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reason why I said I had a vibrant experience here is because we went on a Palm Sunday. The people here are really religious, there is an hourly mass and yet it is full of people. I enjoyed the palms, I brought it home. We also had an early morning mass during the weekdays and was happy as we... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The church is worth a visit, it is right in downtown Laoag. There is a parking lot surrounding the church which takes away from the exterior beauty. The church is huge and one of many beautiful churches in Ilocos Norte.

1 Thank Calvin C
Bangkok, Thailand
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Visit this place to give thanks for we were able to visit laoag. Place of historic significance a place once regarded as the capital of the philippines president. Give thanks

Thank Resty2010
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The St. William Cathedral, at the heart of Laoag City is an imposing edifice and a must see in one's travel to the Ilocandia. It's been 30 plus years since the Cathedral n the church( its people) hosted the Kingship of Jesus. On Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, the Faithful of the Diocese of Laoag will come as one for this... More 

1 Thank Evelyn V
Olongapo, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We called into the Church when we went to see the sinking bell tower as the church was just over the street it is a very impressive building

Thank gerald m
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The large cavernous church is fittingly a cathedral. Evoking the rich history of Roman Catholicism in the north, this place of worship is also a place to marvel at centuries old relics and artifacts, of the unique architectural style and influence of Spain, up north, where reverence to the sites and symbols of Christianity are well rooted, up to now.... More 

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South Korea
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

St. William's Cathedral is near Laoag Sinking Bell Tower. Since it's near, it doesn't hurt to pay a visit and say a prayer. :)

Thank Mawi S
Metro Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The St. Williams Cathedral was accessible from our hotel. Masses during Sundays are held every hour but one must check when English mass is scheduled. We admired the walls and interiors and were impressed how they were able to preserve it through time.

Thank Beth G

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