Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL

Last time here in Travel in Palawan we featured a small park called Plaza Cuartel or locally known as the ‘The Lovers Park’. This time, we are going across the street to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. A quite popular place among tourist.

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Puerto Princesa City

A Little About Philippine History

For a Catholic Church to be a part of the Puerto Princesa City tour shows you how important it is for the Filipinos and their history.


The Philippines was a Spanish colony for more than 300 years and that is why the culture has been largely influenced by the Spanish former occupants. It was during that time when this church was built.  And although the Philippines became independent in 1898, we have still many Spanish influences. For example, one major influence is the Roman Catholic Church which invaded the country by force during the colony. Puerto Princesa’s first mass was held in 1872.

 The Philippines is the biggest Catholic nation in Asia and it is quite amazing. The country’s population consists of 85% Christians, of which 80% claims to be Roman Catholic, and 10% Muslim.

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Puerto Princesa City

Immaculate Conception church was small in the beginning but got rebuilt into a Cathedral in 1961.
The Cathedral’s structure and history are really what’s the most interesting part of this tour. However, for the locals, the Cathedral is a symbol of their faith and their religious history.

Visiting Immaculate Conception Cathedral is very easy. Most tricycles and multi-cabs will be able to take you there. It is close to the pier and while you are at the Cathedral also pay a visit to our park that is just across the Cathedral.
Just take a tricycle or a multi-cab from the center of the town for a minimal fare of Php10.

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