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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the two popular catholic churches in Cebu City.

I’ve had a very close encounter with this magnificent church back in college. As an architecture student, I and my group mates were assigned to do a documentation of the whole church complex. In simple terms, we drew a floor plan. What we basically did was manually measure all the floors meter by meter, centimeter by centimeter, then draw it by hand.

Contact address:
Chancery, P.O. Box 52, Cardinal Rosales Pastoral Center, Cor. P. Gomez and P. Burgos Sts., 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Telephone number:
(032)254.1861; 253.0123

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The facade of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

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The closeup of the facade.

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Stained glass window.

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Corinthians architecture inspired columns.

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Chapel door.

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Bell tower. I’ve climbed this bell tower. I felt so proud when I did it.

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The bell tower, zoom out.

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The chalice.

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Guardian lion. This should not be here. I believe this is of Buddhism origin.

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The cherub carving of the main door of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The main door of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The other door.

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The main door of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The main aisle of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The ceiling of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The altar of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The altar of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The side aisle of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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The ceiling of the side aisle.

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The pathway going to the priests quarters.

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Pocket park inside the Cebu Cathedral complex.

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Side chapel.

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Closeup coral stone blocks of Cebu Metro Cathedral.

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Who can tell me who this friar was?