San Pedro Cathedral

Attraction San Pedro Street, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
05:00 AM - 07:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Church
Cultural
Family
Must see
Kids
Free
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San Pedro Cathedral is not only the oldest church in Davao City, but also the city's premier historical landmark. It was named after Saint Peter, the patron saint of Davao.

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Why San Pedro Cathedral is special ?

The San Pedro Cathedral is the oldest church in Davao City, Davao, Philippines. It was named after San Pedro (Saint Peter), the patron saint of Davao. The original structure was built in 1847 during the Spanish period led by the Spanish Conquistador Don Jose Uyanguren, the San Pedro Cathedral is one of the city’s first establishments for worship. The current church that can be seen at the corners of San Pedro St and C.M. Recto Avenue is a modern design with a unique frontal curved-concept made from solid concrete. The old altar of the San Pedro Church is preserved in the right wing of the cathedral which features antique images and relics of Saint Peter and other saints.


The San Pedro Cathedral is actually one of the few churches that are protected by the government for being a National Cultural Treasure. Indeed, this church has been recognized by the Philippine National Commission for Culture and Arts as part of the country’s natural treasures. In truth, San Pedro Cathedral is not just recognized for its historical significance; it is also recognized for its geographical influence and unique position in a region that is largely dictated by the Muslim beliefs and culture.



What to explore at San Pedro Cathedral?

What makes this church truly a sight to behold are the original carvings of the images of various saints that has been well preserved. The right wing or chapel of the church actually holds its old altar and the statues of saints that have been present before the church was renovated. You will most likely notice how well preserved the altar and the statues are. Of course, the renovated portion of the San Pedro Cathedral is just as impressive. The interior portion of the church hosts perfectly preserved images of St. Peter or San Pedro.

San Pedro Cathedral is actually quite picturesque. If you love taking pictures, you would surely enjoy taking all sorts of shots in and around the Church. You would find numerous vendors selling all kinds of religious stuffs – candles, rosaries, beads, prayer books, novena pamphlets and scapulars

It is common practice to close a section of the streets every Sunday to avoid heavy traffic and to allow the passage of hundreds of churchgoers who come for the church masses. You will truly enjoy the sights and sounds inside and around the San Pedro Cathedral every Sunday. Aside from the candle vendors, the streets come alive with colorful balloons and toys that are meant to entice children.

Source: http://www.davaoboard.com/san-pedro-cathedral.php

How to get to San Pedro Cathedral?

In most parts within the downtown area of Davao City, one can see jeepneys going to San Pedro St or Bankerohan. Some routes will pass 1-2 blocks away. Just ask the driver of the jeepney if he would pass (or pass near) San Pedro Cathedral. Fare is usually at P7.00 unless you’re coming from a far place

Source: http://www.markmaranga.com/san-pedro-cathedral-in-davao-city/

Selling points

  • Great & Peaceful
  • Beautiful Old Cathedral
  • Oldest church of Davao
  • Cultural Treasure
  • A holy place
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
92.39 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
14 places

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San Pedro Street, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

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Tips for you

  • Food is every where, may it be street foods or fastfoods.
    Food
  • Just dont forget to bring fan and hanky because you'll need it.
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  • When there is a Mass, be early, like 30 minutes before the ceremony, or else you'll be attending the mass outside standing.
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  • It's very interesting to visit this church specially during sunday when it's filled with more than a thousand church-goers
    Timming
  • Rizal park and Osmena park are still the favorite hang-out areas of most locals after attending mass.
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Light candles as you pass along the cathedrals candle grandstand.

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Our first time hearing mass in Cebuano language, the interior of the church is beautiful ^_^

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Cebuano mass at 930am every Sunday

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When there is a Mass, be early, like 30 minutes before the ceremony, or else you'll be attending the mass outside standing.

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Wish. :) light the pink candle.

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San Pedro Cathedral is said to be the oldest church in Davao and a historical landmark. Its original structure built in 1847 along - what was believed to be the oldest street in Davao - the San Pedro Street, had been re-built many times.The present structure has distinctive modern design - far from the original Spanish-style architecture and unique from most Catholic churches in the Philippines - depicting that of a vinta carrying a cross at the helm. It is reflective of convergence of Christians and Muslims living in Davao who stand united despite differences in belief and ways of life. It is now considered a National Cultural Treasure.We went there for curiosity - not to attend church service - and the chance to see this historical landmark. Inside the church was a throng of devotees yet the place was so quiet and solemn.The feeling was inspiring at same time overwhelming. We noticed an old altar had been preserved at the right wing of the cathedral together with collections of antiques and relics of saints. Indeed, San Pedro Cathedral is a religious and cultural treasure; it connects the present faithful to the old, past believers of Catholicism while it promotes respect and harmonious relations with others.

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in honor of Davao's patron saint San Pedro,the cathedral is a not to be missed edifice,located along San Pedro street very near city hall in the bustling city proper.Hundreds of devotees, churchgoers & visitors troop to this modern & iconic church with a boat structured roof.

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located in the heart of Davao City. One of the biggest church and the place where you can find peace from the busy street. One of the historical places too.

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San Pedro Cathedral is said to be the oldest church in Davao and a historical landmark. Its original structure built in 1847 along - what was believed to be the oldest street in Davao - the San Pedro Street, had been re-built many times.The present structure has distinctive modern design - far from the original Spanish-style architecture and unique from most Catholic churches in the Philippines - depicting that of a vinta carrying a cross at the helm. It is reflective of convergence of Christians and Muslims living in Davao who stand united despite differences in belief and ways of life. It is now considered a National Cultural Treasure. We went there for curiosity - not to attend church service - and the chance to see this historical landmark. Inside the church was a throng of devotees yet the place was so quiet and solemn.The feeling was inspiring at same time overwhelming. We noticed an old altar had been preserved at the right wing of the cathedral together with collections of antiques and relics of saints. Indeed, San Pedro Cathedral is a religious and cultural treasure; it connects the present faithful to the old, past believers of Catholicism while it promotes respect and harmonious relations with others.

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Our first time hearing mass in Cebuano language, the interior of the church is beautiful ^_^

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