Information about St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral
St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral of St Paul, also called Vigan Cathedral, is one of the most amazing historic sites in Vigan. It is an old church in Ilocos region on the front of Salcedo Plaza and next to Burgos Plaza.
Juan de Salcedo, the conquistador and founder of Villa Fernandina, now Vigan, founded the first cathedral in Vigan in 1574. The church was made of wood and stalk. Meanwhile, the motifs of the cathedral are neo-gothic and pseudo-roman.
It was restored in 1641 and its current baroque structure was completed in 1800. The bell tower is also here and is approximately 25 meters high with a large bronze to symbolize St. Peter. In 1758, it was established as a cathedral.
How to get there
The cathedral is located at Burgos Street, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. You can ride a calesa (horse carriage), jeepney, tricycle or walk to the church.
Best time to visit
It is an all-year round destination which means you can visit the church anytime from Monday to Sunday.
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Another park in Vigan is Burgos Plaza, a memorial park commemorating Vigan's most noble hero, the martyr of Bagumbayan, Padre José Apolonio Burgos.