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Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Palawan

Located along Rizal Avenue in Barangay Liwanag, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, Immaculate Conception Cathedral is probably the most well known Spanish Colonial era church in the province.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Palawan
Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Puerto Princesa Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral History

The history of Immaculate Conception Cathedral dates back to 1872 when the Spaniards started colonizing the area known now as Puerto Princesa City. It was also in that same year that the province celebrated its first mass.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Puerto Princesa Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral facade

Also known to some as Puerto Princesa Cathedral, this religious structure was named after the patron saint of Palawan -The Immaculate Conception. A century-old statue of the patron saint is preserved and displayed inside the cathedral. Upon closer inspection, you'd notice that it wears special handcrafted clothes designed by the devoted and pious locals.

This church reminds me of San Sebastian Basilica

Unlike some Spanish era churches which maintained their old facade, several renovations were done to the cathedral's facade already. The Immaculate Conception Cathedral is also constantly repainted by the local government to ensure its preservation.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Interior

Immaculate Conception Cathedral altar

I got to visit the cathedral with my family during our 5-day Palawan Tour. It was part of our Puerto Princesa City Tour and is also our second destination after the Plaza Cuartel. The facade of the cathedral kind of reminds me of the beautiful San Sebastian Basilica in Manila.
 
Another view of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral altar

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Admission Fee:

It's FREE to explore Immaculate Conception Cathedral and its grounds.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Mass Schedule:

SUNDAY

Morning
05:00 AM to 06:00 AM (Tagalog) 
06:00 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog) 
07:00 AM to 08:00 AM (Tagalog) 
08:00 AM to 09:00 AM (English) 
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Tagalog) 
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (English) 

Afternoon
03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Tagalog) 
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Tagalog) 
05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (English) 
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (English) 
07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (Tagalog)

MONDAY

Morning
06:00 AM to 06:30 AM (English) 
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog)

Afternoon 
05:30 PM to 06:30 PM (English)

TUESDAY

Morning
06:00 AM to 06:30 AM (English) 
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog) 

Afternoon
05:30 PM to 06:30 PM (English)

WEDNESDAY

Morning
06:00 AM to 06:30 AM (English) 
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog) 

Afternoon
05:30 PM to 06:30 PM (English)

THURSDAY

Morning
06:00 AM to 06:30 AM (English) 
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog) 

Afternoon
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM (English)

FRIDAY

Morning
06:00 AM to 06:30 AM (English)
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog) 

Afternoon
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM (English)

SATURDAY

Morning
06:00 AM to 06:30 AM (English), 
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM (Tagalog) 

Afternoon
05:30 PM to 06:30 PM (English, Anticipated Mass-Youth)

Why visit Immaculate Conception Cathedral?

Overall, Immaculate Conception Cathedral is a nice place to add in your tour of Puerto Princesa. Nothing beats a religious yet historical destination

Getting to Immaculate Conception Cathedral:


From Puerto Princesa International Airport, ride a taxi or a jeepney that will bring you to the town proper or Poblacion. The trip is around 15- 20 minutes long depending on the traffic conditions.


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