Discover the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, a major historical landmark in Puerto Princesa. The monument was built under the Spaniards in the 1870’s. It has been renovated several times since then, and the latest refurbishment gave it its bright and beautiful colors. Over the years, it became the main worship location in town and a symbol of “The City of the Living God”.
If you visit it, be sure to have a look inside the building, where you’ll find statues and a collection of scenes from the Bible. You can also relax in the park in front of the church, which holds a few playground and a statue of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal. But there’s more to the surroundings of the cathedral. On its borders, you’ll find Plaza Cuartel, another historical location in Palawan, which is often visited on the same city tours as the cathedral.
Every Sunday, the place is teeming with worshipers who attend the weekly mass. At other times of the year, such as Christmas, the parish brings together hundreds, if not thousands, of people. This activity and liveliness are what makes Puerto Princesa Cathedral such an important and central place in the city. This is also why it’s such an interesting place to visit if you’re staying in town.