Thursday, September 11, 2008

Naga Metropolitan Cathedral

if there was something that we immediately noticed in Naga, it was the number of churches in its area. the biggest one here is the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral located along Elias Angeles street. this was built in 1825 and was constructed for 15years. the Spaniards led by Captain Juan de Salcedo conquered this part of the Philippines between 1578 to 1583. in the area of the Naga Cathedral, also stands the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary which was founded in 1793. the rustic view of its building makes the structure very attractive. the ground is well maintained and the plaza was already decorated in preparation of the Penafrancia Festival which will happen this Friday.today, let's remember and pray for the souls of the people who died in the September 11 attack.

52 comments:

eye in the sky said...

elegant structures and beautifully photographed.

Share my point of view... said...

Ah...yes. How ignorant of a fool am I?! How could I forget of those fatalities in the September 11th attack? The memories of hearing the news on CNN felt just like it was yesterday...but it's wonderful to know the world have moved on without forgetting of those killed in the attack.

Beautifully photographed, those Churches always held its own charms through the years. =) You can never really tire yourself by looking at it.

Luke Wiley said...

These are wonderful buildings.

ice said...

kuya dong.. ganda nga talaga kuha mo.. pd ba pahingi ng mga pix mo save ko lang?

911 pala ngayon.. heheheh

Tink *~*~* said...

What glorious architecture and artistic details. I'm enjoying these photos a lot.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Theonoski said...

the good thing about old churches outside Manila is that they're still intact and well preserved. what a wonderful sight to behold!

teresa said...

waaaahh!
ang ggnda ng mga pics.
sana maka travel din ako.
sama naman ako,kahit taga bitbit ng camera mo,hahaha!

lei said...

nice pics.. my father's from bicol pero the last na nagvisit ako dun e 6yrs. old pa lang ako.. sana makavisit din ako dyan.

Alicesg said...

Beautiful architectural building and the lovely design inside the church are great.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful cathedral and seminary.

kegler747 said...

Wow ang ganda! Pupuntahan ko rin yan. I think they will celebrate yung Penagrancia next week. Sayang at di ko naabutan coz I'm 1 week late.

Rio said...

wow! ganda ng Naga Cathedral..sobrang solemn siguro ng mass dyan??
buti at napreserved pa din nila yung structure ng simbahan..

i'll include all the victims of 9/11 bomb attack in my prayers.

ingat palagi dong=)

Abou said...

kapag me bagong simbahan akong napupuntahan, nagwi wish ako he he.

nice pics!

u asked me sa cbox ko if why im using this name sa blog ko, well, un kasi nakalagay sa birth certificate ko.

.::. Vanny .:. said...

wow! nung nagpunta kame ng bicol, sobrang sad kc di man lang ako nakapg simba sa naga. =(

but i visited yung groto sa camsur. sobrng taas. il post it nxt tym. haha. di ko pa rin anpost yung caramoan pix ko. hehe

Shawie said...

wow! i didn't know there's some kind of architecture like that in the Philippines:) very nice!

Ferdz said...

Wow! Bicol my province. Tagal ko na di nakakauwi dyan. haha. Dami mo talaga byahe dom

Ganda ng cathedral. Especially yung ceiling. Very nice!

EastCoastLife said...

That looks like a very very old structure. The interior is so grand.

Tagged! I have a meme for you!

I want to see what you, an intelligent guy have in your bag or wallet. hehe...

rayts said...

i love the last shot. i've been to Naga a couple of times already and never even thought of coming here. i love old churches. this cathedral is stunning.

L.Reis said...

I always find it curious the remains of other cultures scattered on the places they once conquered...somehow they keep the past alive and give a different meaning to the present.

The Islander said...

wowed..
a1 travelogue na talaga to.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Helllo Kuya Dong!

Very informative na talaga ang blog mo ah... Hehe! Sayang... Ganda sana kung nominado ka sa travel blog... :)

Josh of Arabia said...

SIR DONG,

KUNG WALA SIGURONG JEEP Don sa last shot mo bro, mapagkakamalang spanish/great britain site ung place. another world class entry :)

bw said...

Nice shots.. Man the place looks big ! It does carries a lot of history with the moss and that old Spanish look.

redlan said...

ganda ang angle ng mga pictures mo. nakikita ang historical view ng simbahan. am looking forward for more pictures of bicol especially the mayon volcano.

kakalungkot isipin ang nangyari 7 years ago.

the donG said...

>eye, thanks! these are truly elegant structures.

>share, exactly. the people who made the effort of preserving these structures deserves and applause.

>luke, wonderful indeed.

>ice, if its for personal use, no problem.

>hi tink, thanks a lot!

>theonoski, exactly. people now value the church as a holy and historical place.

>hi teresa, hehehe... sige basta relax kayo iinvite ko din kayo one time. just keep in touch.

>hi lei, tagal na rin yon. siguro kailangan mo ng bumisita ulit at magwakeboard.

>hi alicesg, it is well preserved.

>hi carver, yes it is!

>kegler, yes. bale bukas na ang feast ng penafrancia. sayang nga at hindi mo maabutan. nung nandun kami dami ng bantings at mga booths.

>hi doc rio, hindi kami nakapag attend ng mass dyan sa ateneo chapel kami nagmass. nung pumunta kami dyan may kinakasal.

ganda nga ng pagka preserve nitong church at seminary.

>abou, dati ganun din ako. ngayon nagdadasal na lang.

ganun ba? saan naman kaya nangaling ang pangalan mo.

>hi vanny, dami mo rin palang napuntahan doon. kami sa naga lang talaga. inaabangan pa rin namin ang caramoan pictures mo. buti naman at nakabalik ka na sa blog.

>hi shawie, daming ganitong mga simbahan sa pinas. nakakalat sa buong bansa. kailangan lang talagang bumyahe para mabisita ang mga ito.

>ferdz, bicol pala ang probinsya nyo. sama mo kami pag uwi mo. hehehe... oo ganda ng mga simbahan doon.

>hi eastcoastlife, the interior is really beautiful because of the details. hmmmm... interesting tag.

>hi rayts, wow! you need to visit the churches here next time.

i really like your shots on wakeboarding on your previous posts.

>l.reis, you're right about that. it reminds us of our past and it forms a strong foundation of our culture.

>jp, hehehe... a1 na ba? salamat.

>richard, maraming salamat. ok lang yon ang importante nag eenjoy kayo ayos na ayos na.

>josh, hehehe... oo nga no. kaya maganda na rin na nandun ang jeep para pinas ang dating. salamat!

>bw, history that somewhat help us trace our path and the journey ahead.

>redlan, maraming salamat sa pag abang lagi. kaya lang hindi kami umabot sa legazpi dahil sa bagyong marce na pumapasok nung nandun kami.

Photo Cache said...

the church looks fabulously maintained and preserved. it must have been nice to be there whether to pray or just gawk at the architecture.

ang langyaw said...

penafrancia na naman. still missed it. pero looking at the photos, parang sama pa rin ng panahan.

by the way, the seminary is, i think, the only one of its kind remaining in the country. the others burned down.

EM said...

I wonder if i've been there before. I guess not coz i can't remember. Anyway, that's one huge church. Did you made a wish? They say, when it's your first time to enter a church, you're entitled for a wish. Hehe..whether true or not, it doesn't hurt to have a wish entwined with your prayers.

I hope you get to that burried church near the volcano. It's a must see.

thanks for another batch of pasalubong!!

Pietro said...

Magnificent cathedral, an excellent sequence of photographs.

Major Tom said...

Wow. I never thought such magestic chruch exists within our territory and very ancient at that. The interior is just magnificient that it should be the best among all churches found in our country.

SandyCarlson said...

My goodness! How very beautiful a house of worship. Thank you!

Raft3r said...
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Raft3r said...

i flew today
coincidence?

greetings from Vegas!

Rio said...

wow! tlga? nakapanood kau ng ikinakasal dyan??
sarap siguro ikasal sa ganyang kagandang simbahan? yun nga lang sobrang layo kung taga manila pa ang magpapakasal..

Nanaybelen said...

nakakamangha talaga ang mga kuha mo. Impressed ako sa last picture. Sobra

Lawstude said...

ang ganda dom. weakness ko talaga yang mga magagandang lumang simbahan. each of them has their own stories to tell. ang ganda ng ceiling.

atticus said...

bakit ganoon? ang gagaling ng mga architects at engineers nila noon?

bakit ngayon, ang papangit ng ginagawa nating building? kahit pa computer age na.

haaaay. pag nakakakita ako ng ganyang structures, i wonder why we can't do the same thing.

sho said...

i hope that church is still being used. In some countries some cathedrals are well preserved but are no longer used by worshippers, which is rather sad.

salingPUSA said...

Good church----Spanish churches in the Philippines are really part of the heritage we can be proud of. Too bad though that most of them are ill-maintained. Most of the money that patrons give/ donate I guess go directly to the Vatican. Nice to see though that some priests are making efforts to maintain, if not to improve the beauty of their respective churches....

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

beautiful churches.... if they have a lot of it in their city, so hindi na mahirap mag bisita iglesia kung holy week.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

These are certainly fantastic structures that you also have captured in great photos.
Enjoy the weekend.

Joshua said...

wow! someday i wanna go there!

Heart of Rachel said...

Naga Cathedral is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing its lovely exterior and amazing interior.

Panaderos said...

Very beautiful pictures, especially of the interior. This is such a beautiful church. I've never heard of this place before but now I know thanks to you, Dong! Cheers! :)

acey said...

that last building is just... dreamy!!! i love it.

nice pics, kuya dong! as always.

R-yo said...

great photography, as usual.

equilibrium2008 said...

wow, ganda... btw, okay ba mga hotel rin dyan?

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I can almost hear the echo in the halls just from looking at your pictures.

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
www.MomDot.com

BlogusVox said...

One of the most religious people I know are the Bicolanos. Their beautiful cathedrals and seminary reflects their strong beliefs.

luna miranda said...

wow, this church is beautiful! the interior is magnificent---so european. thanks for sharing these photos.

mimi said...

parang sa ibang bansa un mga structures...

The Islander said...

huli man, akoy hahabol pa din...

great shots na naman... very serene ng mga photos. at may antique look.

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