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San Pedro Cathedral, San Pedro Street, Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
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300 m
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San Pedro Cathedral

The Saint Peter Cathedral is a Catholic Romanesque cathedral in Barangay Poblacion District, Davao City in the Philippines, which is also known as the San Pedro or Davao Cathedral. The cathedral is the ecclesial seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Davao, dedicated to Saint Peter's.



In 1847, a former church was built in the same area of the present cathedral. The earlier church was built on the spot because it was built in the neo-Gothic style. Due to its tiny size, the Diocese of Davao asked for funds in the 1960s to expand the church. The new church was designed by architect Manuel Chiew. The new church designed an ark hence the pointing front where the cross is located. Also a separate Bell tower was built. Two bombing incidents took place in the cathedral. The first incident in 1981 killing 17 people and in 1993 killing 7.



This beautiful Spanish style architecture with its distinguishing, modern design frontal curved solid framework was first constructed with nipa and bamboo in 1847 and was rebuilt by the late architect Ramon Basa in wood in the mid of the 1900s until the architect Manuel Chiew finally rebuilt it in concrete in 1964.