Dumaguete is a very nice place to visit. It is a vibrant city by the sea, and a gateway to the fabulous destinations in Negros Oriental. I arrived there at dawn taking the 11:00 p.m. ferry from Cebu City the previous day.
From the port, you can already see the stately buildings of Silliman University. Walking a short distance, you can get a glimpse of Silliman Hall, and further down you get to this famous spot for taking pictures.
Walking a little further, you are already at Rizal Boulevard which provides a wide expanse view of the ocean. It is also a good place to take a walk or just sit at the benches to relax.
Along the Rizal Boulevard, you will see this monument dedicated to the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, the founders of St. Paul University in Dumaguete City.
|A monument honoring the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres |
for their pioneering work on education.
From Rizal Boulevard, you can walk towards the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria and you will pass by the Quezon Park where you will see a monument dedicated to our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
|Monument commemorating the stint of |
Dr. Jose P. Rizal in Dumaguete.
|National Historical Marker commemorating |
Dr. Jose P. Rizal's stint in Dumaguete.
The Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is a must visit in Dumaguete as within its compound you will find the famous tourist spot called Campanario de Dumaguete. This campanile used to be a watchtower for Moro marauders way back to the Spanish era.
|The cathedral's campanile which served earlier as |
watchtower for Moro marauders.
|Marker at the cathedral's "Campanario."|
|Facade of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in Dumaguete City|
|The dignified altar of Dumaguete Cathedral.|
What I like about Dumaguete is that it is a clean and orderly city. It is sprawling and has more to offer in dining, recreation, and places to visit. When you get there, Dumaguete will really get you in astonishment!