Friday, July 17, 2015

San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City

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San Pedro Cathedral was considered to be one of the oldest churches in Mindanao. It is also the city's premier historical landmark. It was built in 1847 by Don Jose Uyanguren during the Spanish colonization. The San Pedro Cathedral was first built utilizing nipa and bamboo.  It was then rebuilt in wood in mid-1900s and remodeled in concrete in 1964. This church survived two bombing incidents in 1981 and in 1993.

Davao City
San Pedro Cathedral

The present design of the cathedral evokes the image of a fishing boat with the roofline inspired by the prow of a vinta gliding on water, carrying a cross at its helm. The old altar is preserved at the right wing of the cathedral.

San Pedro Cathedral is 5 minutes walk from City Hall of Davao and just in front of Osmena Park.

Next Destination: Mandarin Tea Garden, Gaisano Mall

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