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The Transfiguration of Our Lord Cathedral

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Palo Cathedral

Seat of Catholicism in the region. The place was converted into a hospital during World War II... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Tacloban, Philippines
Memorial of Typhoon Yolanda victims

The historical cathedral has been constructed 1596 so it is understandable how it has undergone... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2016
Melissa C
Manila, Philippines
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Palo, Leyte Province 6501, Philippines
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Seat of Catholicism in the region. The place was converted into a hospital during World War II. Destroyed by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda and was restored in time for Pope Francis' visit in January 2015.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank leifpedrosa
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Visit the place when in Palo, Leyte. Just few kilometers away from the Tacloban airport. Accessible via public transportation. The church has been renovated after Super Typhoon Yolanda. The church was damaged by the super typhoon, but this place provided shelter to thousands of people...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank SherwinJoseph
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I can think of at least five reasons why you must include the Cathedral in your Leyte itinerary: a. it has an exceptionally beautiful architecture which survived fire, war, and Typhoon Haiyan. The sight of the retablo itself is worth the trip with its ornate,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Kuya Rey B
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The historical cathedral has been constructed 1596 so it is understandable how it has undergone several reconfigurations. It is again newly reconstructed after it was almost destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The memorial for the typhoon’s victims is just off the side of the church if...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the goodness of some, the Palo Cathedral has been restored. We just visited the Church on our way around town but the place is very quiet and ideal for praying and thanksgiving.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Edna O
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Cathedral is new on the outside. But inside it housed a history way back 1956. It is also a witness to the sufferings of the people of Palo during the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda Built within its ground is a Memorial dedicated to all...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank JADSpirits
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

The Cathedral of Palo was damaged by Yolanda (Haiyan) but it has been restored to its former glory. The present Cathedral is not old. It looks very new. I saw a picture of what the old Cathedral looked like and it looked very different from...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank KingRegis
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is the seat of the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte. The roofs were blown away by Yolanda, but it is now repaired prior to the apostolic visit of Pope Francis last Jan. 2015. Beside the cathedral is the mass grave of many casualties of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank saint_ycoy
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Much of the cathedral roof was blown away in the typhoon, but the building structure withstood the surge and strong winds much better than its neighbours and community. To the right of the cathedral, the seminary building hides the ruins of the original Jesuit building,...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank johnni147
Reviewed 15 July 2013

most of the things in this Church are new; the only thing left of the original are the tile floors. not much to see. The altar is new; pews are new. door is new.

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank mamabelz
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