Christ the King Cathedral

Attraction Dr Juan Gonzalez Ave, Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippin Published on: 13-11-2015

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05:00 AM - 07:00 PM
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This is the Christ the King Cathedral in Tagum, Davao del Norte which is the biggest cathedral in the Philippines and where the world's largest and longest Rosary can be found.

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Why Christ the King Cathedral is special ?

This is the Christ the King Cathedral in Tagum, Davao del Norte which is the biggest cathedral in the Philippines and where the world's largest and longest Rosary can be found. The cathedral sits on a 2 hectare donated land at the corners of Gonzales Avenue and Sobrecary Street in Magugpo, South of Tagum City, about 53 kilometers north of Davao City. It was in built in 1993 solely from donations and took 12 years to finish, in time for the celebration of the silver anniversary of the Diocese of Tagum City in 2005.

What to explore at Christ the King Cathedral?

Home of the biggest Cathedral, largest rosary

Crowned to have the biggest Cathedral in the island of Mindanao and world’s largest wooden rosary, gigantic structures sit in Magugpo South along corner Gonzales Avenue and Sobrecary Street, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The giant 150-meter long wooden rosary made from magcono (iron wood) is touted to be the world’s largest rosary, with each bead weighing 35 Kilograms.

The rosary lies beneath the bronze statue of the Risen Christ and behind the Cathedral.

It took 12 years to construct the Christ the King Cathedral located in a two-hectare parcel of land donated through the generosity of the heirs of late Dr. and Mrs. Juan Gonzales. This place of worship is a collective expression of gratitude by the faithful of the Diocese of Tagum to Christ The King of The Universe, titular head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Source: http://davaotoday.com/main/culture-2/arts-culture/tagum-city-the-next-tourist-capital-in-the-south/

How to get to Christ the King Cathedral?

The cathedral is located at the corner of Gonzales Avenue and Sobrecary Street in Magugpo, south of Tagum City. It is 53 kilometers north of Davao City. To get there, take a bus bound for Tagum City. Buses operate 24 hours a day.

Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/278908/lifestyle/travel/largest-rosary-in-the-world-may-just-be-in-tagum-in-phl

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  • Biggest Prayer Beads in the world
  • Interesting architecture
  • A beautiful religious architecture
  • Peaceful and unique
  • A beautiful cathedral
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Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • Every day, the cathedral celebrates the Holy Mass in three different languages: Bisaya , Tagalog, and English
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  • The church is large but if you want to stay cool sit at the sides under the wall fans.
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Peaceful, and unique... I was told the Cathedral was built only a few years ago, but it is very "Art Deco" in style, and looks as though it might have been built almost a hundred years ago. I think it is a beautiful building, and there is a well tended garden, with the Stations of the Cross. Visiting this fine Cathedral was one of the high spots of my trip to Tagum City.

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a new cathedral with enormous rosary and a nice garden around it easy to reach with a green (cab) wich are everywhere availabel and cheap

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It was a nice experience coming to this cathedral attending the mass for the first time and some other times, attending a wedding twice. But only lately when i went around the vicinity of this beautiful and serene place of worship that i saw its exceptional beauty.The back portion is like a castle different from the facade. This was made at around a decade ago and it is now becoming a popular destination for visitors not only for attending the mass but also to see the unique features within the compound. The biggest rosary i have ever seen.

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Peaceful, and unique... I was told the Cathedral was built only a few years ago, but it is very

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