Tagbilaran Cathedral: A Testament to Boholano's Faith

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.