Wednesday, December 17, 2008

V = Vigan Cathedral

I am not sure if I have posted this photo here in my blog, but I surely haven't shared it yet for ABC Wednesday, so let me do that this week.

Vigan Cathedral

This is the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, located in the city of Vigan in the province of Ilocos Sur. Built in 1641, the church became a cathedral when seat of the diocese of Nueva Segovia was transferred from Lal-lo, Cagayan to Vigan in 1758. The church was occupied by revolutionists in 1896 and by the American forces in 1899. Like most colonial churches, this, too, was damaged by earthquake in 1619 and 1627 and by fire in 1739. Although the church was built in 1641, the chapel made of wood and thatch was first erected in 1574.

To see more pictures from this cathedral and other information, please check out my travel blog here. Happy mid-week to everyone!

*** Jenn ***


kayleen said...

what a beautiful church. it obviously has a rich history. wouldn't you just love it if the walls could talk?

richies said...

lovely church and photo

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Rambling Woods said...

That is beautiful!!

kikamz said...

great photo and choice for V jen! vigan is on my must-visit list in the philippines.

btw, mine is here: hope you can visit too!

happy wednesday!

Jay said...

That's beautiful! There's something very attractive about old buildings against a blue sky, and the architecture is most interesting!

Reader Wil said...

I like old buildings and this is such a great church! Thank you for sharing.

bertN said...

Ang ganda nang pagkakakuha mo. It's a beautiful church!

antigoni said...

Great post!