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Batangas Cathedral: Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
After a day's work in Batangas City just in front of SM City Batangas, Tutubi asked for interesting places to visit in the capital city of Batangas province and was lead to Batangas Cathedral, formally known as Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
here are just two pictures of Tutubi's very brief visit to Batangas Cathedral (taken with an Iphone 4) before going home to Quezon City.
the bell tower and half facade of Batangas Cathedral, limited angle of the iPhone plus obscured by trees
interiors with ceilings adorned by trompe l'oeil paintings similar to San Agustin Church in Manila
Short history of Batangas Cathedral (told on the NHI marker)
1581 founded in honor of the Immaculate Conception
1601 stone foundation for the stone church
1693 built convent with artillery
1851 demolished and re-built
1948 elevated as Minor Basilica
Mass Schedules of Batangas Cathedral (posted at the front of the Batangas church, picture not posted here)