St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral

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St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral

St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church that is located in Tuguegarao City, the capital city of Cagayan Province, in the Cagayan Valley region of the Philippines. It is also known as the Tuguegarao Cathedral or the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. It is one of the largest and oldest churches in the country, as well as one of the most visited tourist attractions in Cagayan Province.

The church was built in 1761 by the Dominicans, who were the first missionaries to evangelize Cagayan Valley. The church has a Baroque style, with a brick facade, a four-story bell tower, and a wooden altar. The church has a cruciform floor plan and a dome-shaped roof. The church has a spacious interior, with a high ceiling, stained glass windows, and marble columns. The church also has a museum that displays the history and relics of the church and its patron saints.

The church is open to the public and visitors can see the interior and attend mass services. The church is also a popular venue for weddings and baptisms, as it provides a solemn and historic setting. The church also has a garden where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

The church is easily accessible by car or by tricycle from Tuguegarao Airport or Tuguegarao Town Proper. It is located at the heart of the city, near the provincial capitol and other landmarks. The best time to visit the church is during the summer season, from March to May, when there is less rainfall and more sunshine.

St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral is not only a place to pray and worship, but also a place to appreciate the history and culture of Cagayan Province. It showcases the rich heritage and faith of the people who live in this region, such as the Ibanags, Ilocanos, Itawes, Gaddangs, Malaues, Agtas, Atas, Yogads, Isnegs, Kalingas and Ibatans.



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40 Gomez St, Tuguegarao, 3500 Cagayan

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