It may not be frequently heard of about Bohol, but when you are in the area, it is worth a visit. I am referring to St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral also known as Tagbilaran Cathedral.
|Facade of St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran, Bohol.|
This beautiful cathedral is a testament to centuries of enduring Boholano faith. Originally built by the Jesuits, this church underwent several transformations as stated in its national historical marker.
|The national historical marker of Tagbilaran Cathedral.|
What I admire most about the cathedral is its exquisite retablo which is common among the Baroque churches in the Philippines.
|The grandiose altar of the cathedral.|
I also like the ceiling frescoes which are aesthetically appealing and to my judgment one of a kind in the Philippines.
|An aesthetically appealing fresco at the ceiling of the cathedral.|
|A painting of "Flight into Egypt" in the cathedral's ceiling.|
|Tagbilaran Cathedral's painted ceiling and choir loft.|
I was amazed by this ornate confessional. It is only in this cathedral where I have seen such a beautiful furniture.
|An ornate confessional.|
My attention was also caught by this door, as it is different from all the other doors surrounding the cathedral. It seems to be a Jubilee door which is only opened on a Jubilee year.
|A nicely designed side door of the cathedral.|
Visiting the Tagbilaran Cathedral when in Bohol is a time well spent. It can be an experience not only for spiritual nourishment but also for cultural appreciation of Bohol.